Expectations were high but the Toronto Maple Leafs delivered.
The team unveiled its new logo Tuesday night after beating the Boston Bruins 4-3 in overtime. The logo, one they’ll begin using in 2016-17 during the franchise’s centennial anniversary, is a throwback to the logo used from 1938-1963. The team will unveil its new sweater at the 2016 NHL Draft.
Although the new logo is nearly identical to previous Leafs logos (Derek Zoolander thinks it looks totally different) and considering the Maple Leafs’ crest had remained virtually untouched since 1970, the vast majority of reaction to it was positive, including some from current members of the Leafs.
— Michael Grabner (@grabs40) February 3, 2016
Great comeback win in Boston on a special night for the organization. Loving the new logo well done https://t.co/AKPUm3uHVK
— Daniel Winnik (@Danwinnik34) February 3, 2016
As a lifelong Leafs fan I am loving that new logo! It's an honor and privilege to wear the Maple Leaf every day. #TMLtalk
— Frank Corrado (@frankcorrado22) February 3, 2016
— Chris Creamer (@sportslogosnet) February 3, 2016
— Gary Melo (@Im_So_Legendary) February 3, 2016
Love the new/old Maple Leafs logo. Reminds me of Blue Jays recent redesign. If it was never broke...
— Mike Cormack (@MikeCormack) February 3, 2016
— Lee Prosperi (@TdotFANatic) February 3, 2016
The new #Leafs logo is exactly what we expected and what it should be. Well done.
— David Alter (@dalter) February 3, 2016
— Sean Vokey (@seanvokey) February 3, 2016
(Sadly deletes “leafs_new_logo_terrible_jokes.txt”.)
It’s actually pretty nice.
— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) February 3, 2016
— Daniel Herceg (@DanielHerceg) February 3, 2016
— Jeff Eh 中 (@jakejeff) February 3, 2016
Others had some fun.
The new Leafs logo looks 100% like their old logo
— Stats Canada (@stats_canada) February 3, 2016
— MarieFranceRemillard (@MFRemillard) February 3, 2016
— Bryson Blt (@BrysonBlt) February 3, 2016
— Mike Sauro (@mikesauro) February 3, 2016
— Mitchell Squarey (@MSquarey) February 3, 2016
For those wondering what the new logo looks like on a player's chest pic.twitter.com/9LIijAMYLQ
— The Tank Nation (@TLNdc) February 3, 2016
I think the new #Leafs logo is just a little obvious.
— Stephen M. Braund (@StephenMBraund) February 3, 2016
Here is a look at Leafs logos from years past.