WHA : Quebec Nordiks

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    The team will be named the Nordiks

    Due to the NHL owning the name Nordiques, they decided to change it a bit and they will be named Nordiks. They said that the logo will be a blue Polar Bear with a look of agressivity, but I just saw the logo and again, like most WHA logos, it's rather ugly...

    Nordiks logo
     
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    Does the league or the Avs own the name?
     
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    Anyone have a picture of Quebec's Logo?
    I think its going to be an interesting league...
    Loved the Hanson brothers !
     
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    I included it on the first post, but it's difficult to see clearly on it so we shouldn't judge it too fast.
     
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    Too bad they couldn't have used this one. The old Nords unveiled it and moved before they got a chance to use it which is a shame because its really nice and remains unknown to many hockey fans. I think its one of the top hockey logos ever.
     
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    This is not going to go over well.
     
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    I still have a feeling the WHA will not launch.
     
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    I'd think the spelling change COULD be enough to keep them safe, but I bet a prolonged lawsuit would hurt the WHA, which may be good enough reason for the NHL to do it.

    In a perfect world the NHL would say, "We aren't using these, so here is the logo and name", but it makes perfect sense that the NHL isn't going to do away with its own property to aid its competitors.
     
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    I just saw it on TV and it doesn't look that bad, the picture clearly doesn't show it well. But it's still not awesome...
     
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    "Whaaaaaa-aaaat would you do - for a Klondike bar?"

    Its not dreck like the Toronto and Halifax ones but it still sucks in my opinion.

    At least the colors are not blinding.
     
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    oh my bad, I didnt see the link, I tihnk the logo looks pretty good compared to Halifax,
    Havent seen Toronto's
     
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    Gee who wouldn't love to see the 'Diks play? I'm sure they'll have a smooth skating team with an offence that can penetrate deep into the other teams zone and a hard nosed defence that will keep the pucks from sliding past the goalie.
     
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    You are right. I for one think the WHA decision is moronic. The NHL warned them not to go with this, and they are doing it anyway.

    They are struggling badly just to get this league started. And instead of focusing on the birth of the league solely, they are already chasing legal trouble.

    I bet you the NHL is really glad right now. They have options to piss off the WHA if needed.
     
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    Do I have to change my username now? Consarnit!
     
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    I have a hard time pronouncing "d-i-k" as "deke".
     
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    No doubt...that goofy looking bear ought to strap on his lid, because they're going to go through a bumpy ride down the litigation highway. I'm waiting for the WHA to adopt "Sabres" as a team name...
     
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    Colorado Rockies???

    Anyone know how the Rockies of the MLB got to use the name? If the NHL says it or the Avs owns the Nords name, wouldn't that also have meant that the NHL or the Devils owned the Rockies name?
     
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    I'm very glad they did it.

    People will go just to sing Go Nordiks Go !

    The Avs should have lost the right to the name the day they decide to unretire Stastny and Goulet #.
     
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    Brutal...

    So far I haven't been impressed with any of the WHA's logos. This one reminds me of those coca-cola commercials with the polar bears in them. Just plain Brutal looking.
     
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    The Devils don't care much about the Colorado and KC history so it's not like they would have put up much of a fight.

    When Art Model moved the Browns out of Cleveland one of the stipulations was that the team's name, logo and records would stay in Cleveland. He and Irsay negotiated over buying the Colts logo back for Baltimore, but it was too rich for his blood (and he still had to sell the team.)
     
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    I was wondering the same thing. Much better logo if you ask me.
     
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    Damn bears, never doing up their chinstraps. Don't they know you can get hurt like that?
     
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    I doubt the Nordiks get into any legal problems over this. Recycling club names for different leagues has happened since time immemorial.

    NHL Enterprises, in the last few years, have sold a retro NY/Brooklyn jersey with "Americans" emblazoned on it. Doubt they go after the WHA Dallas Americans unless their jersey is a blatant knock off.

    In the case of the Nordiks, there's enough differentation between the two entities to squeak by legally.

    I recall the clash between the Canadian Football League and the NFL over the name Baltimore Colts. I believe that was settled out of court.
     
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