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02-16-2011, 05:33 PM
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What would we look like if we weren't the wild?

What we would look like

By far the worst is the Northern lights jerseys

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At first glance (at the top of the page), you'd think the Northern Lights sported similar colors to the Minnesota Vikings, but you'd be wrong. Look closer, and you'll see these jerseys are hyper color (remember those?), and actually change colors when heat is applied. As you can see, Schultz is breaking quite a sweat, causing the Aurora Borealis within the fabric to start changing color to a vibrant yellow.



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WTH is that? Awful jersey...


EDIT: This is the best one IMO.



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Well luckily they selected "Wild" because all those are dumb names

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Liked the Voyageurs back then and still do. But the Wild has grown on me and the Voyageurs just doesn't roll off the tongue all that well. Cool logo they did there, though.

As for the Schultz pic, well....

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WTH is that? Awful jersey...
That reminds me of the old Minnesota Arctic Blast of the old RHI. But seriously, the 90s was a time of bad jerseys and names.

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Whatever. I hate that my team is named after a Rollercoaster.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Thing_(roller_coaster)

And don't tell me we weren't, because we were. From 1996-1998, the entire Twin Cities thought that damn rollercoaster was the best thing to happen to it since Mall of America.

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We should've been the Minnesota Icy Roads. Our logo could be a car upside-down in a ditch.

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Whatever. I hate that my team is named after a Rollercoaster.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Thing_(roller_coaster)

And don't tell me we weren't, because we were. From 1996-1998, the entire Twin Cities thought that damn rollercoaster was the best thing to happen to it since Mall of America.
True

Those were some awful photoshops. I actually think that cream and teal/blue would have been a decent combo but they did the cream too dark.

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Can anyone come up with a good name for a Minnesota hockey team which isn't a North Stars ripoff (i.e. Northern....)? I just can't.

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Fighting Saints?

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We could always steal the Timberwolves name if/when they fold.

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Fighting Saints?
I do love that name.

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Count me in the name sucks / logo rocks contingent.

I actually remember submitting recommendations for the contest when I was a youngster. I drew up my own logos and everything I think my five were the Northern Lights, Polar Bears, Pathfinders, Lake Demons, and Blue Ox.

In retrospect, I'm glad we didn't do the N'Lights. If we couldn't be the North Stars, best to find something new. White Bears isn't a bad name but who are we kidding it's not THAT bad here. What about the Minnesota Albino Black Bears Freeze is awful. I think I like Blue Ox more than most, but that would have been a lot of Blue in the Western Conference. Of the six, I think the Voyageurs was the rightful winner. I was pretty miffed with the Wild. Honestly, I would have much preferred the Swarm. They won me back with the primary logo.

Minnesota Fighting Saints. Great name and a classic logo. This would have been an excellent choice (and a nice nod to St. Paul).

I know it wouldn't work for hockey, but I always thought the Gray Ducks would be a fitting name for a MN team.


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On a side note, has anybody else ever noticed that the moon in our logo seems to be multi-color?

Sometimes it's more of a lighter silver/gold and other times it's more of an orange. Is this an intentional play on the sun/moon? Kind of along the line of is it a Bear or is it a Wolf?

I like the lighter moon color much better. The orange/yellow is just too many colors and it makes it too busy.

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Count me in the name sucks / logo rocks contingent.

I actually remember submitting recommendations for the contest when I was a youngster. I drew up my own logos and everything I think my five were the Northern Lights, Polar Bears, Pathfinders, Lake Demons, and Blue Ox.

In retrospect, I'm glad we didn't do the N'Lights. If we couldn't be the North Stars, best to find something new. White Bears isn't a bad name but who are we kidding it's not THAT bad here. What about the Minnesota Albino Black Bears Freeze is awful. I think I like Blue Ox more than most, but that would have been a lot of Blue in the Western Conference. Of the six, I think the Voyageurs was the rightful winner. I was pretty miffed with the Wild. Honestly, I would have much preferred the Swarm. They won me back with the primary logo.

Minnesota Fighting Saints. Great name and a classic logo. This would have been an excellent choice (and a nice nod to St. Paul).

I know it wouldn't work for hockey, but I always thought the Gray Ducks would be a fitting name for a MN team.
Agreed on Voyageurs as the rightful winner. Not only a great name (and one of the few real plural discrete nouns in the bunch, which personally is a requirement for a good sports team name), but also awesome because it's a really subtle nod to the North Stars name (which comes from the French "L'etoile du Nord") , and also very much brings in that wilderness feel without being so explicit about it.

Also the reason Fighting Saints was out from the start is because there will never be another Minneapolis or St. Paul team, or at least not at the pro levels. Notice that all of the major teams are the "Minnesota Twins/Vikings/Wild." The Twins were (rightfully) wary of alienating St. Paul fans and not giving equal status to each of the Twin Cities. There's very carefully-crafted symbolism in the Minnie and Paul sign; they didn't want to reignite old rivalries that could split their fanbase and make the prospect of a big-league team with a big-league budget unsustainable. So as much as I like the Fighting Saints name and logo, it was doomed from the start, from a marketing standpoint.


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On a side note, has anybody else ever noticed that the moon in our logo seems to be multi-color?

Sometimes it's more of a lighter silver/gold and other times it's more of an orange. Is this an intentional play on the sun/moon? Kind of along the line of is it a Bear or is it a Wolf?

I like the lighter moon color much better. The orange/yellow is just too many colors and it makes it too busy.
Pretty sure that's just the effect of manufacturing/redesigning etc. I'm pretty confident that officially it's gold; specifically the official team colors include the color #EFB410.

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Minnesota Pelicans.

That would be awesome.

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I can't get into the Voyageurs name. I would love to and am not sure why, but it's just awkward to read and say.

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Minnesota Miners.

Colors:
Iron Range Red. Cold Iron Black (about a 80% black). Highlight color: Silver to represent the frozen lakes/ponds.

Logo: I can work something up, but something like the Voyagers logo, but with a pickaxe.

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Sounds too close to Calgary/Carolina/Chicago in terms of color.

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I like the White Bears...unique colors.

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I just hate the red in general. Mainly because literally half the teams in the NHL are red.

I hope one day the Wild just plain drop it from their sweaters and go with their green, wheat, and white. Outside of perhaps the Stars going back to green, you'd be the only green team in the NHL and instantly more identifiable.

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Minnesota Miners.

Colors:
Iron Range Red. Cold Iron Black (about a 80% black). Highlight color: Silver to represent the frozen lakes/ponds.

Logo: I can work something up, but something like the Voyagers logo, but with a pickaxe.
Finally, a name I really like!

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Finally, a name I really like!
Switch the red for the forest green, same green as our third jersey now.

There is definitely enough red in the league already.

Green, 80-90% black, with silver highlights.

Regular home jersey = green, black accent, silver highlights.
Third jersey = black, green accent, silver highlights.

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I'm hoping the Wild will eventually make the current thirds the primary jerseys, like they did with the reds a while ago. To me, it commands a much greater appreciation for our team's place in the history of sport. I think the wolfbearcat logo is nifty-looking, but way too complex, and just screams "new team." Not as bad as swooshy, gradient-filled logos like Columbus, Carolina, or Atlanta, but still not classic. The wordmark, while simple, alludes to the history of the sport and emphasizes the State of Hockey (giant word Minnesota) over the team (little word Wild in the swish underneath). It lends the team credibility. Lord knows the greens are popular enough with the fans for it to be a popular move, anyway.

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