From the “Seriously?” files, it sounds like the Toronto Maple Leafs might use a new logo and uniform during the 2016-17 season.
(No, it’s probably not a rendering of Steven Stamkos smiling with a bunch of money.)
TSN’s Frank Seravalli points out that Creamer has broken uniform/logo news before, while Rick Westhead adds more fuel to the fire:
Interesting that Westhead went out of his way to note that some fans might like it, huh?
The Leafs/MLSE didn’t confirm or deny these rumors to Sportsnet, merely saying “We will be announcing centennial plans in the new year.”
Do note that they still didn’t exactly say “Yes, we’re making a change,” either … so you never know.
As unthinkable as this seems at first, the Buds aren’t exactly shooting this down. It’s also important to note that, as iconic as this team’s scheme and logo may be, it’s not exactly as if it’s never gone through changes.
Granted, it’s been a long, long time.
If nothing else, it’s provided some entertainment on the Internet.