This year we are changing up how we introduce new center ice designs to the site...
Many fans have voiced their love of the retro (throwback) jerseys the Flames have worn on and off over the past several seasons. It would be great to see the team revert back to their old look, much like Buffalo. If they didn't it would likely mean a change in the primary logo.
Continuing our throwback series today with a look at what today's center ice designs might look like with the Original Six teams' original logos painted in the center circle. These logos never got their moment on ice, so let's make that happen today. *Logos from first season in the National Hockey League.
Future season ticket holders for the Seattle Kraken have been getting previews of their seat location with some new renderings. These renderings have updated their center ice graphics and they seem to confirm one of our previous concepts, minus the red line design. Of course this could still change several times before they begin play, but at this moment, it would seem like the plan is for the ice design shown below.
The five current NWHL teams currently play their home games on rinks that are either shared with a minor league team or a practice rink for an NHL team. Unfortunately, not one of these teams gets to have their logo at center ice for their games.
Today, the Buffalo Sabres officially announced that they will return to royal blue next season. The logo and uniforms will all have a more modernized version of the original branding first used 50 years ago.
The Golden Knights have played three seasons, on three different center ice designs. Two of them are quite nice, while the inaugural season was a bit underwhelming.
The Senators have talked about rebranding for a couple seasons now, and it appears that they have no ability to keep a secret. A new logo has leaked over the past month, and it is widely speculated that it is in fact the Senators' new brand. It is basically the same as the Senators original logo but with a couple slight variants.
On July 23, the National Hockey League's newest team announced its name for the first time. We also got to see the Seattle Kraken logo and uniforms. Not long before this day, the Key Arena was officially renamed Climate Pledge Arena. With this information, we can now begin to make concepts for their future center ice.
After a presentation from the NHL, we now have an idea of what the return to play will look like in Edmonton and Toronto. With no home-team advantage, the NHL will use some new and innovated methods to create a unique feel for each game.