Any Blackhawks fan will tell you just how distinctive the team's logo is, and the rich, long history of Chicago hockey that it represents. Now, The Hockey News' "Post-to-Post" blog has honored the symbol again, rating it the top logo in the NHL.
"We didn’t want history to influence our decisions. The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens sit outside the top 10 for that reason. Ranking all the Original Six 1-6 is boring, predictable and doesn’t accomplish what we wanted to do here: reward the best logos, not the longest history," writes THN's Rory Boylen. "Even still, the Chicago Blackhawks stood up to that measurement. The vibrant color combination and the respectful way it honors a WWI battalion and a Native American chief sets this logo apart from the rest. If we handed out the Three Stars of these logo rankings, the Blackhawks logo would be one, two and three."
Chicago's logo was ranked ahead of Arizona, St. Louis, Detroit and Buffalo in THN's top five list. Just missing the top-five cut was Dallas and Boston.
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