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.
With talks ramping up about a return of hockey and completion of the 2019-2020 season and playoffs, lets take a look at how this might look on ice. Currently the rumblings state that each division could play in a central location, and while this is in no way official, three of those four sites have been discussed by the league in recent meetings with teams.
Continuing our "What If" series with a look at what the Seals center ice might look like today if they were still an NHL team in Oakland. We are using Oracle Arena for this concept, because in our fantasy world, it has been retrofitted for hockey.
Continuing our series of "What If", lets try out the Kansas City Scouts.
Continuing our "What If" series with a look at what the North Stars center ice might look like today if they were still the NHL team for Minnesota.
For this scenario, I made a small update to the Barons logo. Their short live does not give us many hints at what a logo might look like today, so I simply used a more modern "C" and got rid of the wordmark inside it.