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So on the heels of the AHL's Iowa Chops, which at best had a name that advocated slashing and at worst had a logo that resembled that of an anti-gay movement, here's the old and the revamped logos for a USHL Tier 1 junior team called the Green Bay Gamblers.

The new one, on the right, incorporates the image of a Bobcat, which is a callback to a USHL team that played in Green Bay about 30 years ago.

What's our gripe with the logo? The team is named the "Gamblers." We've gone from an outlaw carefully looking over his hand to a shifty feline winking at us while the ace he stuffed in his glove before the game peeks out. Good-bye stoic icon of Americana; hello sneaky pussy cat who cheats. And that's our gripe.

Speaking of the Iowa Chops, the increasingly awesome Icethetics has screenshots from NHL 09 that reveal the Chops' new uniforms and what appears to be a third-jersey for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Hopefully it can be removed quickly ... you know, for those impromptu streaking sessions.

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