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The Chicago Blackhawks Have The Best Logo According To The Hockey News

from Rory Boylen of The Hockey News,

When THN’s seven-person panel sat down to come up with our rankings of the 30 NHL logos, we were basically in full agreement which team would be No. 1.

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.

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.

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Best or most racist? Native Americans are not logos!  Aww shoot I just went there….

Posted by SlimChance on 08/22/14 at 06:38 PM ET

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This guy has the Yotes as the #2 logo.  I trust his judgement!

Posted by BAD_WES on 08/23/14 at 08:21 AM ET

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Best or most racist? Native Americans are not logos!  Aww shoot I just went thereā€¦.

Posted by SlimChance on 08/22/14 at 07:38 PM ET

I feel like that argument could only be made by someone intending to stir up controversy, too dense to realize why something like the Redskins actually IS racist, or someone who is trying to obfuscate the issue with actual racist imagery to protect the institutionalized racism in American sports.

A picture that depicts a person or race isn’t inherently racist or every painting of a Native American chief in the Smithsonian would be racist.  It’s when it stoops to caricature, or in any way demeans and/or insults the people it depicts.  The Cleveland Indians logo is racist.  The Redskins team name, being that it is a racial slur, is racist.  The Blackhawks logo is at worst a benign depiction of a Native American and, at best, is arguably even a respectful one. If falls much closer to the Braves/Seminoles names than it does to the Redskins.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 08/23/14 at 08:38 AM ET

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