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Panthers roll out 20th anniversary logo

May 29, 2013, 9:58 AM EDT

For some, it’s downright sobering to note that the Florida Panthers and Anaheim (once Mighty) Ducks entered the NHL in 1993.

While the Ducks’ plans are guarded at the moment (hopefully they’ll bring back the admirably goofy duck hockey mask logo, at least as an alternate jersey?), the Panthers rolled out the early plans for their 20th anniversary celebration on Tuesday.

The 2013 NHL Draft marks the official kick-off, but the team shared the commemorative logo:



Tough to argue with the “Panther bursting out of various things” motif.

The burning question: will they bring back 1994 top overall pick Ed Jovanovski? Oh, wait …

  1. letsgolightning - May 29, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Right now, there’s a guy in the Panthers’ sales department trying to line up Dos Equis for a marketing deal.

    • benzoids - May 29, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      Stay thirsty my friends

  2. ibieiniid - May 29, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    damn they’re good with clip art.

    • blackfoot11 - May 29, 2013 at 2:38 PM

      LOL. This has to be the most uncreative anniversary logo. I think its time for a logo re-design anyway.

      • ibieiniid - May 29, 2013 at 2:42 PM

        for real. just slap 2 Xs on it and a clip art banner… boom. sell 20k more jerseys.

  3. scoocha - May 29, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    19 years of futility, 1 good season – please move this team to a city that wants hockey.

    • lostpuppysyndrome - May 29, 2013 at 12:04 PM

      Well shoot, who would the geriatrics and Latinos cheer for then?

      • govtminion - May 29, 2013 at 12:15 PM

        I don’t think anyone cheers for them NOW.

    • boltsfan777 - May 29, 2013 at 12:18 PM

      In the 2012-2013 season, the Panthers outdrew Nashville, Edmonton, Anaheim, Colorado, Winnipeg, Columbus, Phoenix, and the NY Islanders, while filling 99.7% of the arena capacity. Would you say all those teams don’t like hockey either?

      You should and other misinformed hockey snob purists should do your homework before you blow hot air, but I guess facts probably aren’t all that interesting to you.

      • recoveringcubsfan - May 29, 2013 at 1:19 PM

        Well, your energy is appreciated (I root for Carolina, so I like anybody who sticks up for the hot-climate teams), but considering the difference between the Pants and last place NYI is only about 3k fans a game, the figures still show a team that doesn’t draw very well. If we went by actual turnstile-turns (ie, butts in the seats) instead of reported ticket sales … let’s just say, my eyes tell me that Florida doesn’t fill 99.7% of its arena space.

        But as long as a financial backer wants to stay in that market, keep the Panthers in town. Florida hockey isn’t an abomination or anything, contrary to what some people insist on saying, stupidly.

      • ibieiniid - May 29, 2013 at 1:37 PM

        idk where you’re from, but a difference of 3k fans PER GAME is a lot.

      • lhoff64 - May 29, 2013 at 5:55 PM

        Hahaha. When I did a semester in Florida, the panthers basically gave away tickets for like $10. I come home (Edmonton) and I can’t even get a crappy ticket for 200…. It’steasy to fill a rink for free

      • greatminnesotasportsmind - May 30, 2013 at 1:27 AM

        Haha you can’t get crappy seats to an Oilers game for under $200 a ticket?

        Well being their “blue” games are their most expensive games
        Gold Club $251.50 = $243.08 US
        Silver Club $225.50 = $217.95 US
        Executive $159 = $153.58 US
        Executive Terrace $145 = $140.15 US
        Terrace $116.50 = $112.60 US
        Colonnade $84.50 = $81.67 US
        Gallery $55 = $53.16 US
        Standing Room $51 = $49.29 US

        So your claim of barely getting a crappy seat under $200 just isn’t true.

    • greatminnesotasportsmind - May 29, 2013 at 7:06 PM

      Actually the Panthers had an average attendance of 16,991 which puts them ahead of Nashville, Edmonton, Anaheim, Colorado, Winnipeg, Columbus, Phoenix, and the Islanders

      16,991 fans per game is an average of 99.7% full at BB&T Center. That puts them ahead of Buffalo, Tampa Bay, Nashville, New Jersey, Washington, Carolina, Anaheim, Dallas, St. Louis, Colorado, Islanders, Phoenix, and Columbus.

      So there goes your theory of nobody supporting the Panthers. Oh, and they were the worst team in the NHL.

      Here’s your proof:

  4. Habib Marwan - May 29, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    how on earth did the panthers outdraw nashville ? there’s got to be an error in reporting somewhere on that one

  5. sunk500 - May 29, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    I love love love love love the old mighty ducks logo, best logo in all of sports.

    Anyway, I’m glad the panthers are keeping their current logo as it’s pretty badass and not changing it to something dumb like the stars, jets and ducks done.

    TLDR: Old logos are cool, new logos suck

  6. shortsxit34 - May 29, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Florida and Tampa have decent attendence because of all the snowbirds. Hell, Florida is the only team that actually markets to the visiting team’s fans, telling them to come cheer on their team.

    If you’re going to call people snobs, then whine about people being misinformed and not knowing the facts, at least take your own advice and post all the facts, not just the ones that benefit your point.

    • greatminnesotasportsmind - May 29, 2013 at 7:11 PM

      Actually the only numbers that matter are in fact butts in the seats, doesn’t matter who they are cheering for. At least that’s what Bettman, owners, players, NHLPA, etc care about. The butts in seats means more revenue which makes owners happy and makes players happy since that would bump up the cap floor.

  7. recoveringcubsfan - May 29, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    But will Florida get to anniversary XXX??? Inquiring dirty minds need to know!

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