Agreed. But the Nordiques' logo is more distinctive than the old Jets' logo. I think it will have more supporters.
Pierre-Karl Peladeau has been spotted multiple times wearing various Nordiques gear. If you remember back to the Thrashers move, David Thomson and Mark Chipman wouldn't be caught in anything remotely relating to the Winnipeg Jets.
I expect there will be a new take on the sweaters to increase jersey sales, but I'd be very surprised if the Nordiques igloo doesn't make a return. I'm hoping we all understand the fleur-de-lys is a mortal lock to be somewhere on the sweater as well.
Interesting. I always "read" the igloo, but had difficulty with the "n".
I think Flynnie is right and that while les Nordiques bis wouldn't be willing to give up the merchandising bonanza that would come from a new crest and uniform set (see Winnipeg), they would also want to keep a tie to the original crest (whether as a patch or a "third").
I never understood the Huskie as a Nordiques crest, particularly given the fact that Toronto had a basketball team called the Huskies and that "Toronto Huskies" is among the early favourites for the name of a second GTA team.
I've seen that dog logo before. That was the 1990s. Hockey got pretty stupid about a number of things, especially, aesthetics, in those days. In 20 years, I think we'll look back on all of these outdoor games the same way we look back on the Mighty Ducks third jersey and the Vancouver Voodoo.
I don't think it makes a lot of sense for Quebec to go too Jack London with it's imagery. Yes, it's pretty far north of Montreal, but by Canadian standards, it's not really "The North." Much more sensible to stick with the French colonial vibe.
But doesn't Nordique mean, literally, Nordic? In which case, maybe Viking imagery?
I'd stick with their original colors, but something along those lines might work, although I don't think the Vikings ever settled near QC.
I was also thinking they could do something with the trim or the stripes of the sweaters to represent the bricks in the ramparts around the City. It's the only such wall in the US or Canada, I've read.
I wore my Nords blue sweater in New Orleans. My neighbor across the street was that Boston boy (and I'm about to tell the truth, whole truth, nothing but the truth...there were more than 10 days he wore Celtics sneakers, Patriots Zubaz pants, Bruins sweater, Red Sox hat.)
One of the coolest things I ever heard in my lifetime, and one of those things that make me love who Bostonians are as much as I hate them, when the Colorado Avalanche came to town...the organ player always played the theme to the Addams Family.
We had some lunch guests yesterday, who I've known for a while. The guy, Bela, is one of the coaches at the hockey team here. I knew he'd played a bit, but after a couple of glasses of palinka he started telling some stories, and I learned he was at Lake Placid, and played for the Romanian team that ended up 7th in the Olympics there (he even played against that USA team in a 7-2 defeat). I feel a bit star struck