Hey, remember when the concept of the circular logo was cool? You know, when Minnesota did it?
And then other teams looked at it and thought, “Hey, a circle looked good on blue when it was Buffalo’s logo. Let’s try it!”
And St. Louis:
And then, um… a team that didn’t really rely on blue much in their color scheme, the Florida Panthers:
The Blue Jackets’ jumped on the circle/blue logo bandwagon with a logo (and jersey) that actually worked well:
Now the Winnipeg Jets’re jumping on the bandwagon of circle + blue = success.
It doesn’t. Guys, really. St. Louis’ and Columbus’ are the only two circular logos on blue jerseys (aside from Buffalo’s) that work. Jets just look like a northern version of the Blue Jackets, which is funny – I always considered the Blue Jackets the northern version of the Thrashers. That’s a happy coincidence.