16 Responses to Tampa Bay Lightning unveil new logo and uniforms

  1. miscbanjoinc says:

    I feel this sweater took a Red Wings template and painted over it with Maple Leaf colours, and while those are two iconic sweaters there is just something unsettling about that. There is an individuality missing from this.

    Also, It’s too bad that they didn’t carry over the lightning bolt on the pants, I’ve always thought that was a nice touch to their uniform.

  2. Billc756 says:

    Get the new Lightning imagery at their website. Super easy to find.

  3. beazy says:

    I seen pictures of what the new logo lightning looks like,??? Are they serious? I like the new blue, BUT there is NOTHING exciting about a PLAN JANE BOLT THAT’S CIRCLED. The older logo seems better w/ more character and depth that made it look 3D. I’m not one of those that get on TBO and bash everything, but this is one terrible multi-million dollar idea to reinvent a sports team. The Bucs logo and colors is one of the best in the NFL, the Rays doesn’t have a cool logo, but the color combination saves it. Seriously, it looks like my lil’sister drew up this lightning’s symbol. I don’t know who SME Design of New York is ,and maybe the idea was so when kids wanted to draw a perfect tb lightning logo, they could . But, for the millions of dollars of developing, make it look worth changing, keep the 3D look, make the logo look cool like the Rockford Lightning, or the Trenton Thunders logo, or at least throw some yellow in it, or outline it in black…

    I hope the idea works out for them, but from a 14 year straight A art student sports junkie, I know a fans logo and colors means alot, because it’s what we wear, what we put on our cars, walls, and screensavers, it’s what we support, for a part of who we are…

  4. kyle says:

    i dont like this logo, just looks like they wanted to dumb it down. As for “They wanted a logo and uniform that is one colour, traditional, classic, elegant and iconic, similar to the Dallas Cowboys star” the logo is iconic you see the current logo and everyone knows who it is, this is stupid horrible idea next to when they changed to being called “bolts” team is falling apart!

  5. Joshua Powers says:

    I like the stylized lightning bolt, but the rest of the sweater could easily be mistaken for Toronto’s.

  6. Joshua Powers says:

    I like the stylized lightning bolt and entrapment, but the rest of the sweater could easily be mistaken for Toronto’s.

  7. Marc says:

    I think it is a crisp, clean and simple logo-I like it. It seems there is a trend to make simple & classic logos and jerseys; some of them even tend to mirror one another, but I would rather take this epoch of uniforms over the horrid collection of alternative jersyes that poisoned the NHL 15-years-ago.

  8. anonymous says:

    As a diehard Lightning fan, all I can say is that this is a terrible uniform. Seriously… no victory stripes? No black AT ALL? Now we just look like Maple Leaf rip-offs! And the final insult is keeping the “BOLTS” alternate- which will still be blue!! But what the heck, I, being the fool that I am, will still pay money for one and put it with all my other Lightning jerseys.

  9. Matt Marczel says:

    There is nothing about this rebrand that I like, I’m very disappointed. The black blue white and silver colour sceme was/is unique and looks very good together. The lightning bolt pants are unique as well and I love’em. IMO the only thing they should’ve changed is the home jersey colour from black to blue.

  10. Paul says:

    Wow. Another disappointment for a new jersey concept.This really is a terrible change, the logo looks pathetic,jerseys (YAWN) boring!.This is just my opinion but the original (2004 Stanley Cup winning)uniforms are a much better design which I agree with what other people have posted, unique and original, especially the lightning bolt on the pants.What a waste of time and money.

  11. Phil says:

    I can see the simple color scheme they were shooting for but this looks too plain. I would have kept some of the Black and Silver. Also the Logo could use some black to make it stand out a little more.

  12. MadPanda says:

    (Yawn!) Come on, really? Is this the best they could do?

    The Flash called…he wants his logo back. Oh, and the Maple Leafs are on the other line.

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  14. Mandy says:

    Eeek…looks a lot like Toronto’s but it is still nice. I hated the “Bolts” thing…it made no sense to me. They are the “Lightning” not the “Lightning Bolts” so I never liked it. This is a sharp logo and anyone watching hockey will recognize the symbol.

  15. Matt says:

    This is sad. Not only do they throw out all creativity with this logo, jersey and colour combination, but they are scrapping IMO the best looking jerseys in the NHL.

    I understand they are trying to add a retro or original feel to this, but the team has only been around since 1993. It’s not required for them to try and mimic simple jerseys and logo’s that have been around since early in the 1900’s. Stevie Y was an amazing player, leader and has done a good job in his first year as GM, but by no means is he an artist

  16. totti says:

    Too bad they gave up their traditional look with black, blue and white. that was more unique. The Logo is too simple. You need at least a two color logo. Bring back the black!!!

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