One of my all-time favorite sports logos, and a real triumph of graphic design -- simple, but very effective. It's a shame that the team that once sported this logo, a team which at one point featured Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull skating together on the same line, now plays its home games in the hockey wasteland of North Carolina.
Quoting Nick Barrett
It is a beautiful logo, nicely done!
Thanks. What I really like about this logo is the economy of graphic elements with which the designer incorporated (1) the whale tail, (2) the H for Hartford, and (3) the W for Whalers. Plus, the nautical color scheme is always a big win.