As mentioned on Puck Daddy recently, a Vancouver-based group is running a contest where fans can design the new Winnipeg Jets logo. The contest is not affiliated with the Jets in any way, but those running the contest hope that it inspires the Jets a little bit.
You can see the contest entries here. Many of them are quite good and there are even a few that we would consider better than the wonderful design we came up with in the photo above.
But that’s not the only group that is showcasing some Winnipeg Jets concepts.
We also posted a few Winnipeg Jets concepts a while ago, back when it looked like the Coyotes would be the team moving north.
It just doesn’t get much better than that, right? If there’s anything about the Atlanta Thrashers franchise that needs to live on, it’s their terrible, terrible jerseys.
As for what the actual logo and jerseys will look like, no one really knows at this point. We assume that they will be different from the original incarnation of the Jets, but that they’ll still find some way to salute the heritage of that team. However, the last time the Winnipeg team took this long to decide something, they caved into pressure and called the team the “Jets,” so the jerseys are anyone’s guess at this point.
It seems like pretty much everyone in Winnipeg already owns a classic Jets jersey, so True North Sports and Entertainment would be smart to create a new one in order to increase sales.
Whatever the jerseys look like, we’re pretty sure they’re going to sell quite a few. After how quickly season tickets sold out and the incredible enthusiasm around hockey coming back to Winnipeg, we have a feeling that the team’s jerseys will be quite popular.
Much like we’ve learned to do with Winnipeg, we’ll wait and see…