September 1st, 2016 at 2:15 PM ^

Looks like it's a smaller font size and too close to the word "Ice".  And if this was not a mistake, they should redo it so the text is uniform.  Right now, it looks like a mistake.


September 1st, 2016 at 2:25 PM ^

Since: 1. I'm a big Michigan Hockey fan, and I'm attached to Yost; 2. I love the Block M on principle...

I feel like I should have a strong opinion about this. Love it or hate it. We all do, you know? It's supposed to be a big deal.

I liked the old block M logo.

I don't mind this, at least not yet. It doesn't bother me. It doesn't excite me. And I'm not apathetic about it, either. It's a total lateral move.


September 1st, 2016 at 2:50 PM ^

With two block M's, I thought they were looking to eliminate the problem of half of the rink having to look at upside down script.  but then script in the circle around center ice is only naturally readable to the non-press-box side.  I'm ambivalent as to any of the concepts, but mixing these elements makes it confusing to figure out what they were going for.

Edit:  all the advertisements are the same.  My OCD is tripping out here.

My conclusion, don't like it for the above reasons.  Block M brings the necessary consistency.  That or flip the advertisements on the bench side of the rink and have the text in the circle around center ice run in the same direction (readable from center ice facing out, or from outside the rink facing in).


September 1st, 2016 at 9:23 PM ^

Too much red on a Michigan playing surface.  But now I see the Flagstar was red before.  Somehow the prominence of the big block M and the maize Health System block M makes the red less noticeable.   (Trying to avoid the ad hate discussion to focus on the red.  Which unfortunately makes the ads even more blatant.)


September 1st, 2016 at 3:02 PM ^

While we're talking about Washtenaw county stadium aesthetics... Eastern Michigan has made some changes to Rynearson Stadium excuse me, The Factory:

... by blocking off most of the visitor stands with graphics of metal 'E's and an angry eagle.


September 1st, 2016 at 3:27 PM ^

The logos facing the end zones instead of the sidelines seem strange to me, although I know there are a few NHL teams (e.g., Montreal and Philadelphia) who do that.  It doesn't really look right to me, and I think it will look "wrong" on television.

But like most other people, this isn't really a strong opinion.


September 1st, 2016 at 4:06 PM ^

Not on the level of "yelling at the clouds" do no like, but I don't really understand the change.  Looks like a change for the sake of making a change, which tend to be annoying at best.