The Toronto Maple Leafs are changing up their look for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Why do they have to mess (again) with a good thing?

By William Chase

Not much has gone right for the Toronto Maple Leafs in recent years. Now comes word the Leafs are set to modify their logo for the upcoming 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons.

Among a member of the Original Six franchises dating back to 1917 when they were known as the Toronto Arenas, the clubs’ iconic leaf logo and Toronto Maple Leafs wordmark inside the leaf has been a staple going back to the 1926-27 season.

Though the franchise has modified its Leafs logo through the years, it remains to be seen what this new logo will look like for the teams’ centennial. The current uniform and leaf logo has been in use since 1987-88. Only slight variations such as color or shape of the leaf have largely changed over the years.

Instead of messing with the logo again, why not change the center-ice logo if they are so inclined? Maybe just add a patch to the uniform? Don’t mess with one of the good things about the Leafs.


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William Chase is editor at Elite Sports NY, and has been featured on such prominent websites including Bleacher Report. William is also currently the Marketing & Media Relations Intern for the Augusta GreenJackets.