According to The Hockey News magazine, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ logo sits eighth overall in their 2014 NHL logo rankings.
The Philadelphia Flyers wound up ranked at 10th overall, which means Pittsburgh wins best logo in Pennsylvania.
— The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) August 13, 2014
Rory Boylen of The Hockey News said that had Pittsburgh kept its original yellow color in the upside down triangle, instead of the gold it has now, the Pens would have been ranked a little higher.
So far, they’ve only released one team ranked higher than Pittsburgh, and that’s the Boston Bruins. Pittsburgh has transformed their logo four different times (1968, ’71, 1992-93, ’99).
It seems like there’s a pattern, that every 10 years or so the Pens alter their logo in some way. I wouldn’t be surprised if they decided to do just that in the next five-to-10 years.
For the 2014-15 campaign, it’s interesting to point out that the Penguins will go back to their gold used in the Mario Lemieux era in select games as their alternate jersey.
Last season, fans might have noticed the team didn’t use their dark blue alternate jerseys anymore, and rightfully so, considering all it did was hold a lot of unforgettable memories. Specifically, Sidney Crosby‘s infamous concussion, and when Brooks Orpik drilled him in the grill with a high-rising missile from the point inadvertently.
It’ll be neat to see the Pens donning their Lemieux gold once again.
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