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  • Capsuck
    August 01, 2011 - 07:31

    "Icecaps" logo and name suck. The AHL is no seinor hockey league, so why are we so hung up on calling the team "Caps"? Insult to professional Players. I supported Danny in Politics and I have a 3 year comitted season hockey tickets,but don't have to buy into the poor design.(whoever designed this ,should find another day job). dissapointed ,but will still cheer for the team like I did when the leafs were here. GO JETS GO....

  • B
    July 31, 2011 - 19:37

    Wouldn't call 14 seasons in St. John's a failure.

  • holy smokes
    July 31, 2011 - 18:26

    A long time ago Howie meeker coined the phrase 'dippsy doodling' referring to stick handling......Well.....Danny sure as hell dippsy doodled is way into this one.....with the ONE intent of 'scoring'.......and NOT putting the puck in the net....but the BUCK in the pocket!!

  • Tom
    July 31, 2011 - 15:04

    Of course St. John's is luck to have an AHL team again, and I'm sure everyone would agree that they are quite proud to have a team again. However, no one is aloud to be critical or have an opinion about the name or logo just because we should feel lucky? It seems the same people who think no one is entitled to an opinion are the same people who probably vote blindly for a contestant on Canadian Idol, just because they are from NL. Anyway, it's a poor name, a poor logo and it is a big deal, this is what the team will be called forever. It's a poor name with a bland logo, laughable really that it was put together by a marketing team...Really, look at it again, think about it and realize this was done by a marketing team! ha

  • Mindy
    July 31, 2011 - 14:32

    THUMBS UP TO "HOCKEYFAN" COULD NOT HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF!!

  • Stephen Melamed
    July 31, 2011 - 00:16

    Danny has made history again. The name of the new team is certainly indicative of the province and hockey in Newfoundland and Labrador. You can say what you want, but Danny Williams always puts his province and it's' people first and foremost. He is a true "son" of Newfoundland and Labrador. Hockey will once again be enjoyed by Newfoundlanders at home. Good luck to the Icecaps.

  • Karl
    July 30, 2011 - 23:06

    Not excited about the name but VERY happy to have hockey back in NL. Its his team and call it what ever name he wishes. We just need to support the team. LETS PLAY SOME AHL HOCKEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Yarmouth fan
    July 30, 2011 - 21:58

    Mr Mom I find your comments rude and ill informed. First of all I was not bashing Danny Williams. I was simply pointing out that it is his perogative to name the team how he sees fit. All I was asking for was some consideration of good grammar when naming the team, thats all! However your remarks clearly demonstrate that you don't know me. first off all, I have and always been a supporter of Danny and what he has achieved for NL; second of all, I am a 6th generation townie who not only had relatives play for the Caps but I grew up a huge fan of the Caps. Finally, the fact that I am in Yarmouth should point out the buzz this team is generating not to mention the couple of houndred bucks I will be shelling out for IceCap merch or should I keep my money in Yarmouth along with my comments???

  • greg power
    July 30, 2011 - 19:26

    it should of been called the st. john's danny williams hahahah GO DANNY WILLIALMS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • NoCaps
    July 30, 2011 - 19:12

    If the name "Icecaps "is suppose to represent NL, can someone please tell me where there's an actual icecap located in this province? Marble Mt. maybe? haha . Boys say what ya like,that logo is pitiful.... But I still wish Danny was leader of the PC Party and maybe he should have put "Dunderdale" on the logo,wouldn't been any worst. anyway I'll still cheer the team .I don't have to buy the merchantise.

  • Reality
    July 30, 2011 - 17:53

    All the Danny-lovers would support him no matter what, even after unveiling such a poor and laughable team name and logo as this. Gulp, gulp the blue Kool-Aid and onward through the fog...

  • baie boy
    July 30, 2011 - 15:00

    Would love to see this team suceed. However after 2 failures in Mile One, I dont hold much hope. The minors are bus leagues, where you have cheap tickets for teams that have many competing teams within 6 or so hours bus drive from one another. Out of the way cities like St Johns where teams must fly in & out cannot compete. Good Luck to Danny & team but you will need deep pockets to stay going.

  • Mr.Mom
    July 30, 2011 - 13:25

    @Saucy Face- I have seen your comments in the past and AGAIN you still don't make any sense @Yarmouth Fan- You have no idea what you are talking about. Danny Williams was the best thing that has EVER happened to this province, both as Premiere and now the head of the St.John's "IceCaps". Keep your comments in Yarmouth.@Mike-I best not comment on you, complete waste of time and @Foolish Cod-the caffeine comment.....NICE !!! LOL

    • Yarmouth Fan
      July 30, 2011 - 21:55

      Mr Mom I find your comments rude and ill informed. First of all I was not bashing Danny Williams. I was simply pointing out that it is his perogative to name the team how he sees fit. All I was asking for was some consideration of good grammar when naming the team, thats all! However your remarks clearly demonstrate that you don't know me. first off all, I have and always been a supporter of Danny and what he has achieved for NL; second of all, I am a 6th generation townie who not only had relatives play for the Caps but I grew up a huge fan of the Caps. Finally, the fact that I am in Yarmouth should point out the buzz this team is generating not to mention the couple of houndred bucks I will be shelling out for IceCap merch or should I keep my money in Yarmouth along with my comments???

  • Peter
    July 30, 2011 - 12:10

    The name is great, a similar colour scheme to the parent club and the negative posters should recognize that St. John's is very lucky to have an AHL again. Ignore the petty small stuff and support the Ice Caps.

  • Hockeyfan
    July 30, 2011 - 11:42

    As far as i am concerned, Danny Williams stepped up to the plate and brought the AHL back to the Rock! No one else could do it, even after the farse with the Fogdevils and the City! DISSASTER! He can call the team whatever he wants! Afterall, you are supporting hockey, who cares what the team is called??You are going to watch a good brand of hockey and to cheer and support a team, there could be worse names out there, and i guess no matter what the team is called, it wont please everyone!

  • Joseph McGrath
    July 30, 2011 - 10:58

    It is an excellent name and has a story of raw beauty to support it.Well done Danny.Now lets fill the roster with some really good players.Always the negative vibes from some posters.

  • Gerry Dunphy
    July 30, 2011 - 10:51

    Robin; What about George Spracklin? He was the face of the St Johns Caps.

  • Saucy Face
    July 30, 2011 - 09:28

    “It is critical to have a name and logo that fans at home can embrace and fans on the road will remember,” said Glenn Stanford If it was that critical they would have listened to the majority of potential fans who don’t like the name. Right now Mr. Williams and Stanford have roughly 4700 season ticket holders who bought tickets blindly thinking that their 3 year financial support meant their wishes would at least be respected when it comes to the quality and image of the team that they bought into. That kind of arrogance and disrespect toward the dedicated paid fan base doesn’t bode well for the long term viability of the team especially when you have potential paying fans looking on. Yes, it will be exciting and successful at first, all new ventures are ,but once the dust settles and leaving a warm home on a cold weekday night in February is not that exciting anymore, that‘s when reality will set in for Mr. William’s and Stanford.

  • Yarmouth fan
    July 30, 2011 - 09:14

    Danny's team, Danny's name. However, either put a space between ice and caps or remove the capital "C" in Caps. And if the branding is suppose to be partly based on tradition, I do not recall ever seeing the old Caps teams wearing blue.

  • mike
    July 30, 2011 - 07:27

    I think that it is a very silly name. I have yet to speak with anyone who likes it. Most people laugh about it. Oh well....Hopefully they will have a good team and play great hockey which is what really counts!

    • larry
      July 30, 2011 - 10:54

      Come on guys i think ice caps is great-what about the NHL teams called Ducks -Penquins- Bolts.At lease the Icecaps represents our great city and one of the best hockey team that came out of this city the St.John's Caps.

    • Foolish Cod
      July 30, 2011 - 11:33

      I for one like the name of the new AHL. I think it is very fitting and catchy. For those who think of Tim Horton's , the caffeine has gotten to you. Some think it is silly and laugh at it ???? So you think Anaheim had a better name ? You just can't please some people.... no matter what you do or say. Good Luck to the team in the coming years.

    • rl
      July 30, 2011 - 15:28

      you must not know very many people then. i know several who do, myself included. the logo is nice, however there was one on the ahlnl FB page that was designed - that i liked better (hockey player silhouette was included). ah well, i think it's a great name, nice logo and happy to have hockey games to go to on "date" night. kudos to danny for getting the job done. go caps go!