As had long been rumored, the Dallas Stars confirmed on May 21 that they would indeed be unveiling a new logo and jersey for the 2013-14 season, promising a reveal on June 4. But of course, in the age of the internet, nothing is safe. Images of the new logo were leaked through various sources, and confirmed by SportsLogos.net.
Check them out for yourselves:
The new logo, and yet-to-be revealed jerseys that go along with them, are part of a rebranding effort under new Stars owner Tom Gaglardi, who has already made his mark on the team since buying them back in November 2011. He has fired the coach and general manager he inherited from the previous regime (Glen Gulutzan and Joe Nieuwendyk), and is now changing the literal appearance of the franchise. Give Gaglardi credit for trying to change the culture around a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in five years, and is desperate for a spark.
Though the jerseys are safe for now, it is confirmed that they will feature green as the prominent color, much like the uniforms worn by the Dallas Stars that made it to two straight Cup Finals back in 1999 and 2000 (and who brought home Lord Stanley’s Cup in ’99).