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Finnpin 08-09-2013 06:35 AM

SM-liiga's new name will be "Liiga"
 
http://www.jatkoaika.com/Uutiset/sm-...iigaksi/150379

The new logo?

http://www.jatkoaika.com/sites/defau...?itok=BlEgSL8m

Finnpin 08-09-2013 06:37 AM

Not very clever one, but imho it's better than SM-liiga.

KHLJokers* 08-09-2013 06:46 AM

Is this for real? They went full ****** this time

Kennel 08-09-2013 07:04 AM

I like the arrogance of this.

"You pitiful minor sports can use your lame prefixes, we are The League"

Finnpin 08-09-2013 07:08 AM

It's false news by Jatkoaika.

http://www.iltalehti.fi/smliiga/2013...51002_sm.shtml

SM-liiga name stays, logo gets updated though.

Edit. it's not false. Iltalehti updated their news.

vsk92 08-09-2013 07:23 AM

The official name is will be SMLiiga, but the brand and logo will be Liiga apparently.

Jussi 08-09-2013 07:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Finnpin (Post 70054627)
It's false news by Jatkoaika.

http://www.iltalehti.fi/smliiga/2013...51002_sm.shtml

SM-liiga name stays, logo gets updated though.

It's not false: http://www.hs.fi/urheilu/J%C3%A4%C3%...a1376013022442

Finnpin 08-09-2013 08:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jussi (Post 70054777)

So it seems. Iltalehti's news is updated also.

teris 08-09-2013 08:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kennel (Post 70054589)
I like the arrogance of this.

"You pitiful minor sports can use your lame prefixes, we are The League"

Well, SM-liiga didn't refer to a sport either. ;)

Jussi 08-09-2013 08:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by teris (Post 70055549)
Well, SM-liiga didn't refer to a sport either. ;)

"Suomen Mestaruus - liiga"

Killerinstinct 08-09-2013 08:53 AM

Well it´s easy to fill in sponsors name into it. Karjala-Liiga or Länsi-auto-liiga or Lännen puhelin-liiga.

Jussi 08-09-2013 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Killerinstinct (Post 70055909)
Well it´s easy to fill in sponsors name into it. Karjala-Liiga or Länsi-auto-liiga or Lännen puhelin-liiga.

ES(Euro Shopper) Liiga would be more appropriate.

Killerinstinct 08-09-2013 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jussi (Post 70056891)
ES(Euro Shopper) Liiga would be more appropriate.

That´s a good one too. I think it´s stupid to change league name if there´s no benefit.

Finnpin 08-09-2013 11:50 AM

:facepalm:

http://www.sm-liiga.fi/media/kuvat/a...13_490x250.jpg

But still that looks better than the previous one with weird font

Qurpiz 08-09-2013 12:00 PM

It says 1üga....

vorky 08-09-2013 12:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Finnpin (Post 70059943)
:facepalm:

http://www.sm-liiga.fi/media/kuvat/a...13_490x250.jpg

But still that looks better than the previous one with weird font

I like it, much better than logo of SHL

Still dont get it, SM-Liiga was great and unique name in hockey world (yes, not in finnish enviroment as I see it). The same Elitserien, so unique.

Hope Liiga will not get sponsor name as czech Tipsport extraliga :shakehead

Finnpin 08-09-2013 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Qurpiz (Post 70060243)
It says 1üga....

Yes, it does :laugh:

Vicente 08-09-2013 05:04 PM

I don't know. I liked the name SM-liiga because it had a long tradition by now. And whenever I talked with someone who was not that much into international hockey there was a good laugh about what the SM in the league's name meant. :naughty:

ps:

is it a coincidence that Swedish and Finnish leagues have major name changes at the same time?

1975 division 1 -> elitserien / sm-sarja -> sm-liiga
2013 elitserien -> shl / sm-liiga -> liiga

Kennel 08-09-2013 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vicente (Post 70068909)
ps:

is it a coincidence that Swedish and Finnish leagues have major name changes at the same time?

1975 division 1 -> elitserien / sm-sarja -> sm-liiga
2013 elitserien -> shl / sm-liiga -> liiga

Probably not. Finland has a great tradition of following Sweden's lead. Of course there's always other parameters, but Sweden is never insignificant.

icing 08-10-2013 02:41 AM

Lüga

Reaching for the German market?

Seriously. I saw Lüga when looking at the logo and thought "what the h*ll?"

KHLJokers* 08-10-2013 02:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by icing (Post 70078689)
Lüga

Reaching for the German market?

Seriously. I saw Lüga when looking at the logo and thought "what the h*ll?"


Juzmo 08-10-2013 05:04 AM

Couldn't get much blander than that.

Ugh...

SoupyFIN 08-10-2013 08:23 AM

Everything cool and modern these days is black&white, so we must do the same thing!

http://i.imgur.com/UmSjQ.gif

That's worse than the old one. Jesus. :facepalm:

TZM 08-10-2013 08:30 AM

Here's the meeting:

Guy-in-the-suit#1 - "Well then... what's the new name of our league?"

Guy-in-the-suit#2 - "How about League?"

Guy-in-the-suit#3 - "Sounds good to me. Let's get drunk now."

*Meeting wrapped up*

KHLJokers* 08-10-2013 08:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SoupyFIN (Post 70080583)
That's worse than the old one. Jesus. :facepalm:

The old one is actually quite nice,,, What is wrong with it?


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