Here's what I am talking about...
|Here is a side by side comparison of the two logos. The correct version appears on the left.|
I went to shop.Canada.NHL.com and counted at least 6 pieces of merch that were using the incorrect logo. Here is just a small sample of those items.
While I was there, I also counted the pieces that were using the correct logo. TWO! Two items use the proper logo and it only showed up on the merch this season, after the 3rd jersey was released!
It doesn't stop there though. There are two other incorrect versions of this logo being used on other merch. Jerseys to be more specific.
If you thought that was bad, at the beginning of this season (2011-12) Roger Edwards by Reebok came out with a "Heritage" version of the Leafs' 67 sweater.
I haven't done a thorough inspection of every NHL team's logos, but last year I did notice another "incident".
The Pittsburgh Penguins told us all that for the primary logo on their 2011 Winter Classic sweaters (now the 3rd jersey) they would be bringing back the 1967-68 "Penguin scarf logo". Instantly I knew that was not quite the case...
Perhaps this is making a mountain out of an ant hill to some people, but as a jersey/logo geek this is a big deal to me. As a jersey collector this is an even bigger deal to me. I had the "CCM Vintage" version of the '67 sweater for 2 years before I started to look at it more carefully and realize it was a different logo.
Got any logos "glitches" that you have noticed? Leave a comment.