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Fixing The Lightning

Welcome to a our continuing series as part of our month long celebration of our fourth anniversary. This series is similar to our concepts page, but focuses on how each of the NHL's thirty teams could improve upon their current center ice designs. Some teams could use a lot of work and for each team we will post 2-3 ideas for how they might improve their ice. Lets face it though, some teams already have a perfect center ice but to be fair we will still look at some alternate ideas. Please let us know which you prefer in the comments below, or let us know if you think it is perfect as is.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are next on our fix list. They have a solid ice design now that they have a new logo without a word mark hovering over it. The old logo never seemed to look right no matter how it was positioned. Now with a very simple logo, the center ice looks pretty clean, but lets see what could be done with it.

Option 1: Roundels always look interesting at center ice, though not always in a good way. While in this case it looks nice as a graphic, I bet on a real ice surface it would look too noisy and make the puck hard to see. 

Option 2:  Here is a concept that looks like it was made in the early 1990's. It sports two logos and the word mark.  As an ice designer, I typically am not a fan of this style, but I think it works well for this logo.

Option 3: Here is the current center ice. After all is said and done, I have to say, the current one looks best.

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