By no less an authority than Icethetics, here's their review:
"The Ottawa Senators had a perfectly good logo when they debuted in 1992. Then they came up with their first third jersey in 1997. And it had this multi-colored mark on the front. And we all asked, "why?" Turning the guy's head to make the logo more three-dimensional takes the logo to a weird place. And it just looks bad. The Sens thought they fixed the problem in 2007 by adding bolder lines and sharper corners. But they didn't. Long live the 2D head."
Never good to be keeping the company of the Islanders "Highliner" and the "Buffaslug".
When Icethetics polled their readers in early 2011 to rank the uniforms of the Canadian teams, the Senators entries garnered the lowest combined score -- averaging 3.4/10. With the infamous "SNES" sweater coming dead last scoring a paltry 2.2/10 (I'd argue that's even a generous score).
This blog applauded Jacob Barette's efforts, and eventual collaboration with the Senators on the superb Heritage Sweater. But it doesn't go far enough. I think Nichols said it best last year, when remarking on the Blue Jays new uniforms embracing their past:
"I really hope that the Senators were paying attention, based off of the overwhelming success of the ‘heritage’ jersey and the amount of buzz that’s generated when teams like Oilers, Sabres, Capitals, Islanders, Flames and Devils (well, maybe there aren’t enough Devils fans to generate a buzz) don their original uniforms, it seems like a no-brainer for the Senators to return and stick to something that resembles the jerseys that they wore during their inaugural season."
I'm sorry boys, the 3D head is one of the all time great kitsch logos of all sports. It looks like a beer label (remember beer is good!) How can any team not be cowed by The Mighty Hercules dressed up as a centurion? For those of you too young to remember google "The Mighty Hercules" and you will see our glorious centurion without the helmet.
@Senturion @wham_city @6thsens whys it matter. Some people's opinion think its the worst. Doesn't affect ticket sales or other merchandise.
@Senturion @wham_city @6thsens that is the worst of their logos. Only competition is the 2D one they never used
.@Wham_City @6thSens the sad part is the solution is so simple. Use Heritage as primary, revert back to 2d Centurion for secondary. #Sens
@6thSens If they go old-school, they better go back all the way to 1992 with the large red stripes. Or better yet, the Peace Tower jerseys.
@Senturion @wham_city @6thsens that's YOUR opinion. Maybe #sens get more positive feedback on 3d than 2d teams do things that make money
@Senturion @6thSens Yep. Irony of the video is that it's trying to showcase the 3d, but video they use is Alfie's OT goal with team in 2d.
@Senturion @Wham_City @6thSens No this one http://t.co/ruM7fyqn
@Senturion @SensReporter @6thSens think he might mean this one? http://t.co/AwHfjgZ3
@Wham_City @sensreporter @senturion @6thsens Throwing my 2cents in here. Updated 2D sucks. Original Peace Tower logo is awesome. #Sens
@SensReporter @senturion @wham_city @s_vanden @6thsens how about a whole bunch of old guys doing nothing #canadiansenate
@Senturion @wham_city @s_vanden @sensreporter @6thsens why do people have to dissect a 20yr old successful franchise logos?
@Senturion @S_VanDen @SensReporter @6thSens always thought it was a shame they went away from using green after axing the peace tower
@Wham_City @S_VanDen @SensReporter @6thSens why does a team called Senators need a Roman theme with Centurion as logo.
@Wham_City @S_VanDen @SensReporter @6thSens if I were in charge in 92 I would have simply done a better version of Peace Tower.
@S_VanDen @SensReporter @Senturion @6thSens ya, not a fan of the updated 2d either, peace tower has camp appeal
@S_VanDen @Wham_City @SensReporter @6thSens if it were up to me they never would have gone with Roman theme. Was so unnecessary.