Silver Nuggets: Centurion or Heritage?

As long as it's not SNES, Bobby Ryan's fine wearing either design - Kelvin Kuo-US PRESSWIRE

With the change to the Reebok jerseys prior to the 2007-2008 season, the Senators introduced the heritage "O" logo as a shoulder patch; it would feature prominently in the team's iconography in the coming years. Next came merchandise with the alternate logo and as its popularity increased, the logo was used on the heritage jersey.

The heritage logo has appealed to a large portion of the fan base, even those who have never taken to the centurion-themed offerings. Yet the original uniform designs still captivate many. The Roman iconography has become as synonymous with the Senators as stripes are to the original team.

Now, the team wears two designs that bear little resemblance to each other. Online pitches illustrate how nice a full set of heritage jerseys look but also illustrate the staying power of the centurion. Should the team continue with both designs? Should the Sens complete the transition to the heritage design and emphasize the city in the team's uniforms? Or should the organization keep the centurion design in all its variety?

Sens news:

  • I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay. Ain't it sad - Yost on why the Sens can't have nice things [Yost]
  • And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me. That's too bad - the continuing saga of Euge and money [Senators Extra] Varada provides his two cents [WTYKY]
  • All the things I could do, if I had a little of Euge's money - Melnyk and Heatley closing in on bonus settlement [Senators Extra] I had assumed this had just gone away.
  • So I must leave, I'll have to go. To Las Vegas or Monaco and win a fortune in a game [Yost]
  • Cam Cherron asks "Are the Ottawa Senators 'Nashville north' or 'Phoenix north'"? [The Score]
  • Nichols on Melnyk on Alfie [6th Sens]
  • Our Top 25 series continues, as Mark looks at Jarrod Maidens [Silver Seven]
  • Over/under on Karlsson's point totals [Senshot]
  • Cory Conacher has been doing a lot of charity work this summer; he spared a few minutes to conduct an interview with CBC Radio's "All in a Day" [Inside the Senate]
  • Chris Lund has been looking at old covers of "Bodycheck" magazine as part of his "Throwback Thursdays". Last week's featured Dave Archibald on a motorcycle [Inside the Senate]

NHL news:

  • Boom-or-bust season for the Sharks [Fear the Fin]
  • Name! That! Canuck! [Nucks Misconduct]
  • Rob Vollman looks at the Avalanche [Mile High Hockey]
  • The folks at Japers' Rink have a tournament bracket ranking the all-time Caps teams [Japers' Rink]
  • Anaheim Calling wonders what Bobby Ryan's return will look like: "Cheers early on in the game, then boos once he dangles through all five of our players and scores the most spectacular goal in the history of hockey." Sounds good. [Anaheim Calling]
  • Transcription of a Nail Yakupov interview for Adnan [Copper & Blue]
  • Examining LA's defense [Jewels From The Crown]
  • Wayne Whittaker looks at which team has the brighter future: the Boston Bruins or the Patriots? Fortunately, if recent history is anything to go by, the Senators will always win this question over the Rough Riders/Renegades/RedBlacks [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • J.J. from Kansas continues Winging it in Motown's weekly series on understanding the CBA ["Getting to Know the CBA"]
  • Two touching posts from Wings fans: a goodbye to former Red Wing Shawn Burr [Octopus Thrower] and remembering "Eat Em Up Guy", a homeless man and Detroit sports fan who was killed in a hit and run last month [Winging It In Motown]
  • Intro to the Atlantic Division [Eyes on the Prize]
  • This is neat: a story stream about Florida's hockey history [Litter Box Cats]
  • Bryan Winters wonders if the NHLPA is a factor in the Derek Stepan negotiations [Blueshirt Banter]
  • A lighthearted All-Star game between advanced stats believers (The Kyle Wellwood's Career Memorial All-Stars) versus those who believe in hitting (The Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hawks) [Jets Nation]
  • Dave Lozo looks at August transactions in the NHL [The Score]

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