Will the NHLPA soon be represented by a new logo?
Last week during E3, an eagle-eyed reader spotted something interesting in the demo of the upcoming NHL 14. Well, "interesting" may be a strong word. But painted on the digital ice appears to be a redesigned single-color logo for the NHL Players' Association.
You know me. Normally I brush off anything seen in a video game. But there's more to this one. Check out the NHLPA's official website and you'll notice the new skater silhoutte icon at the top of the page. And it looks just like what's visible in the NHL 14 screen shot.
The fact that the old one is gone from the header of the organization's official website says a lot. It actually disappeared back in the fall during the lockout when it was replaced by the hashtag, #ThePlayers. But perhaps they're working on a new image that they're not quite ready to run with yet.
Other parts of the website still feature the blue and red logo. I wouldn't expect any big unveiling when they do implement the new design, but it's something to keep an eye on throughout the summer.
Here's a better look at the NHLPA's forthcoming new logo. When I wrote the original post late last night, I forgot to check to see which logo was used on the most important NHLPA document of the year — the new CBA. A handful of you guys pointed out to me that the new mark is in fact right there on the cover. That pretty much makes it official.
So now that you have a better look at it, what do you think? I like how the letters better align with the skater above. Though I don't get the feeling of him being in motion as much as the previous logo.