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Bloggers find logos for Edmonton Oilers' new AHL team, the OKC Barons

May 7, 2010, 5:30 PM EST

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Long before I ever contemplated writing about hockey, I went to an Oklahoma City Blazers hockey game. It was a fantastic experience as the hockey was fun and violent (and the opposing team’s goalie gave us the finger! Hooray!). While I couldn’t imagine professional sports coming to that area, I left impressed by the veracity of the crowds. (Of course, a few years later, the city would get a test run with the NBA’s Hornets and now is home to the blandly named Thunder.)

So, naturally, when I hear anything about pucks in the unlikely land of Oklahoma I cannot help but smile. Derek Zona of Copper & Blue unearthed some logos (with help from Oilfield Hockey) of what will be the Edmonton Oilers new AHL affiliate: the Oklahoma City Barons.

High marks for: a) having a regionally appropriate mascot name, b) tying the team name into the Oilers themselves and c) generally making it all ultra-cool. Bravo. Here’s the logos Zona found from okc3.jpg

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Very cool, right? Which one is your favorite of the three? I’m particularly fond of the first one, although the second one is quite spiffy too. (Thanks again to Copper & Blue, Oilfield Hockey and tess2.upto.gov.)

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