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07-13-2007, 12:26 PM
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(POSSIBLY) leaked new Tampa Bay Lightning logo

This is from the same source where the new San Jose Sharks logo was leaked.
Here's what the new Tampa Bay Lightning logo is supposed to look like.
I thank JGraz15 and Gothamite at CCSLC for bringing this to my attention.

I don't see the point in having just "Tampa Bay" on it.
Why not do away with the wordmark on the primary logo altogether?

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I like it. I wish they would switch the primary and secondary logos and change the home jersey from black to blue though.

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I like it.

More blue, which is a good thing.

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Cool, I like it way better than the original.

And blue jerseys would be cool, I liked the color scheme of that old third jersey, just not the design.

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Definately an upgrade over the current primary. But I still like the current alternate myself. Overall - could've been (could be I guess I should say, who knows if this is legit) MUCH worse!


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These ones I could live with.. hoped they would of added more blue... but, who knows..We can't know for real if these are them.. until the Lightning release them

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not too bad- one of the better jersey makeovers in recent time

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These ones I could live with.. hoped they would of added more blue... but, who knows..We can't know for real if these are them.. until the Lightning release them
I dunno... I remember when the "leaked" Sabres logo came out in a similar format (with the NHL letterhead and PMS colors) it ended up being legit. But obviously anything can be done with a little Photoshop skill. Guess we'll see soon enough.

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I wonder if they will change the name and number font to resemble the "Tampa Bay" wordmark, that would be a welcome change.

But aslong as we keep the Lightning on the side of our pants I'm happy.

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But aslong as we keep the Lightning on the side of our pants I'm happy.
You got that right.

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It's looking more and more like this may be it... *again until the Lightning and/or the NHL makes it official. . . .

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It isn't the final design but it apparently is close enough that you can get a good idea of what the "modernization'' will look like.
http://blogs.tampabay.com/lightning/...w-logo-al.html


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Officially the team will not unveil the new logo until a fan festival on August 25. But apparently somebody has jumped the gun a bit. When asked if these were the new logos, the team would neither confirm nor deny that these were indeed the new look jerseys
http://www.tboblogs.com/index.php/sp...g-logo-leaked/


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Nothing too different. Just modernized... sort of.

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It's looking more and more like this may be it... *again until the Lightning and/or the NHL makes it official. . . .


http://blogs.tampabay.com/lightning/...w-logo-al.html



http://www.tboblogs.com/index.php/sp...g-logo-leaked/
Meh. The Sabres also said theirs wasn't the final design as well but it was. They just want to keep people in suspense until the official unveiling. Also by "final design" they may just mean that its not shown with the rest of the uniform.

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I actually kinda of, sort of, like this one. I would get rid of the stupid circle though. It's unnecessary.

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The new Lightning logos are terrible. How they would go from 3D to 2D without completely changing the logo altogether is beyond me... the only improvement is the font for "Tampa Bay" because it should finally mean a much better number kit for the jerseys... But really, Tampa Bay should've gone with a complete change because this is in no way better.

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The new Lightning logos are terrible. How they would go from 3D to 2D without completely changing the logo altogether is beyond me... the only improvement is the font for "Tampa Bay" because it should finally mean a much better number kit for the jerseys... But really, Tampa Bay should've gone with a complete change because this is in no way better.
I guess if you consider how the old bolt looks like it was die cut from inch thick PVC, then yeah I guess it was more 3D than this one.

But of the Bolts fans that wanted change, this logo addresses most (if not all) of the major complaints with the old one. The big complaints I've heard for years are:
1) Too much text.
2) 2 different fonts in the same logo.
3) Not enough blue.
4) Not center justified. (my bone to pick with the classic one)
5) Looks like clipart.

This new one deals with all of those issues. IF change is going to happen, this is probably the best that we'll see.

Now, if I was the designer it would be cool to keep the old one BUT leave out all of the text - that's it. With that being said, if change HAS to happen, I'm ecstatic that they DIDN'T make a complete change. There's too much at risk (see the Islanders fisherman, the Canucks 300 different logos, OR even the tentative Nordiques wolf-head that never saw the light of day, thank God). Somebody had even suggested a muscular character like Thor holding a bolt or something. I shudder to think about the potential atrocity there. I hate 3D logos, and if I was a Sharks fan I'd be upset that's for sure. The new main crest looks way to cartoony (mainly due to the stick), and the shoulder patch looks like an ECHL team. And why an established NHL team of over 15 years needs to indicate the sport by incorporating a hockey stick IN the logo is beyond me.

Like I said, I personally wouldn't mind if they stayed the same, but an update is a welcome change, and IF this is it, I'm stoked.


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The new Lightning logos are terrible. How they would go from 3D to 2D without completely changing the logo altogether is beyond me...
This I agree with...

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The new Lightning logos are terrible. How they would go from 3D to 2D without completely changing the logo altogether is beyond me... the only improvement is the font for "Tampa Bay" because it should finally mean a much better number kit for the jerseys... But really, Tampa Bay should've gone with a complete change because this is in no way better.
Are you kidding me? Short of a piece of crap, ANYTHING would be better than the current TB logo (no offense lightning fans, but you guys have one of the coolest color combo's with one of, if not the, stupidest logo's in the league).

This is definitely an upgrade. Could it be better? Sure, but its MUCH better than before.

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It's already official, we just haven't seen it yet. Or at least, most of us haven't.

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Where's the creativity? It's still just a lightning bolt, a circle, and some words (or, in the case of the secondary logo, a lightning bolt, a circle, and a Florida). Between this and the Capitals' and Ducks' "logos" (i.e., stylized words), I'm beginning to wonder where all the graphic design brains have gone in the NHL.

I don't care how cheesy it looked... bring back the old blue alternate with the waves and rain and stuff. At least that looked like the designer spent more than 30 seconds thinking about it.

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I've never minded the Lightning uniforms. They were never the best, but far from the worst in my opinion. I don't mind these changes either. The only problem I've ever had with their uniform was their old font...that was not legible on television or from way up in the rafters. Back when Vinny wore the No. 8 but it looked like there was a piece missing.

Hopefully, they won't make the same mistake if they change the font again.

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Where's the creativity? It's still just a lightning bolt, a circle, and some words (or, in the case of the secondary logo, a lightning bolt, a circle, and a Florida). Between this and the Capitals' and Ducks' "logos" (i.e., stylized words), I'm beginning to wonder where all the graphic design brains have gone in the NHL.

I don't care how cheesy it looked... bring back the old blue alternate with the waves and rain and stuff. At least that looked like the designer spent more than 30 seconds thinking about it.
So you're saying the logo is too basic? Why is that a bad thing? Going by your logic the old Canucks rectangle & stick, the Habs, the Bruins, Flyers, Blues, and a ton of other teams logos arent original or creative because they're simple. Gotcha...

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