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The Logos That Might Have Been

Judging from the unscientific poll to the right, the overwhelming majority of you either like or love the Caps' new uniforms (due in large part, it would stand to reason, to the new logo). Regardless, all of us no doubt wonder what the losing candidates might have looked like.

Well, a little poking around at the Patent & Trademark Office website (killing time before my softball game - cut me some slack) reveals a couple of logo designs that were, at one time, registered to Lincoln Hockey (but likely not in the running this time around). For example, this mark was first registered back in 2000 and abandoned back in the summer of 2005:

Not horrible.

Then there's this one, also registered back in 2000 and abandoned at the end of 2004:

So while you may not love the new logo, maybe you should just be thankful that some of the previous ideas never made it onto a Caps sweater.