Leafs to get new jersey, logo for 2016-17: report
Redesign would correspond with NHL club's centennial season
The Toronto Maple Leafs are reportedly going to have a fresh look for the 2016-17 season.
As first reported by SportsLogos.net, the team will unveil a new logo and new uniforms to celebrate its 100th anniversary.
The Leafs declined comment on the subject, saying they will discuss any plans for the centennial season in the new year.
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Leafs?src=hash">#Leafs</a> aren't destroying holy relic here, changed many times in past; least successful logo. <a href="https://t.co/8IAqiPQIY8">https://t.co/8IAqiPQIY8</a> <a href="https://t.co/dRqdbgvB3d">pic.twitter.com/dRqdbgvB3d</a>—@sportslogosnet
In addition to a possible centennial sweater, there is also speculation about plans to unveil throwback jerseys for next season, including an iteration of the green St. Pats uniforms.
Although there is no inkling of what the anniversary uniform and logo might look like, that hasn't stopped people from voicing their opinions.
Reactions have varied from good to bad and funny to sad.
Perhaps a caricature of the cursed Harold Ballard raking leaves for the shoulder patches? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LeafsLogo?src=hash">#LeafsLogo</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Leafs?src=hash">#Leafs</a>—@JimCramptonWPG
Really hope the Leafs new jerseys look like the Marlies' home jersey this year <a href="https://t.co/K6sb9IaVqE">pic.twitter.com/K6sb9IaVqE</a>—@theblakecarey
I'm actually terrified about the new logo change for the Leafs... THIS ONE LOOKS FINE. CHANGE THE ACCENT OF THE JERSEYS BUT NOT THE LOGO—@mo_toews
Actually pretty stoked for a new Leafs logo. If there's one org that would do it right, it's the Leafs.—@kukastweets
Can't wait to hear the new Maple Leafs jerseys are black and gold <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OVO?src=hash">#OVO</a> themed and every player is number 6 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TMLtalk?src=hash">#TMLtalk</a> <a href="https://t.co/JEyadSk6Cw">pic.twitter.com/JEyadSk6Cw</a>—@MyScoresCa