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All right guys, I'm going to give the Live Chat another chance today. I've changed the time to 12:30 PM EDT.
According to the Blues' official web site, the third jersey unveiling will take place at 1 PM (noon, locally). It will not be streamed online like the Sabres and Hurricanes events were. However, they say there will be pictures posted on the site as soon as the jersey is unveiled. And I figured if we get things started at 12:30 it'll give me time to take some of the questions and comments I was unable to get to yesterday.
So, a lot is going on this weekend. I'm working on getting the next step of the fantasy league set up. In the meantime, I updated the Sabres' third jersey unveiling post from yesterday. I just added new pictures from the team's web site and the wires. Much better quality than the screen grabs from the live stream that I was using.
I kept an eye on some of the other fan events that were going on around the league as well. The Coyotes, Senators and Blackhawks all still have their new third jerseys under wraps. Nothing was unveiled or on display at these events — that I know of. If I missed something, please let me know.
I'll add the Live Chat window at about 12:15 PM EDT.
(10:58 AM) Sorry about the Live Chat failure today, guys. Not sure what it was. Combination of my crappy internet service provider — Comcast, under the bus — and other things kept me from being able to run the Live Chat the way I usually do. I guess it had to happen sometime. Hopefully we won't be in as bad of shape tomorrow for the Blues.
Always with the little notes lately. What's with me?
The next Live Chat will take place starting at 10 AM on Saturday morning and will revolve mainly around the unveiling of the Buffalo Sabres' new third jersey — which, according to their schedule, is set to follow a team scrimmage at 10. I'm assuming at least a half hour for that which will give us all time to chat before the big reveal.
But that's not all that will be going on here at Icethetics this weekend. No, sir. We'll be following a number of other fan events being held by teams around the league for the possibility that an elusive third jersey could surface. At the top of my list — the St. Louis Blues. I'll also be keeping an eye on the Senators, Blackhawks and Coyotes as they kowtow to fans as well.
We've also got fantasy league stuff to deal with. Once I finalize all of the team names for the Pacific Division, you can start submitting logo art. You'll have three weeks to do so — so don't rush it. Take your time and come up with something good. I'm giving you lots of time and I don't want to see garbage.
We'll also start rating names for the Central Division. I've already selected the 20 finalists for each city. The name nominations for the North and Northeast Divisions will end on Saturday. Then I'll begin accepting name submissions for the cities that get selected from the South and Southeast Divisions. At that point we'll also have a final list of the 30 cities that will be included in the league. Now we're getting somewhere.
I think that about covers it.
Post-Chat 12:11 PM
Just wanted to wrap things up with the Live Chat. In total, we had almost 200 readers throughout with 240 messages sent in. Thanks to everyone who participated. It was awesome! We'll probably do it again on Wednesday morning for the Hurricanes' third jersey unveiling. I'll set up a reminder for that later tonight or tomorrow.
After that, I'm thinking maybe once a week or once every other week. You guys are a blast to talk to. Hope you all enjoyed it.
By the way, if you couldn't participate, you can read the replay above.