I'm on the jersey and logo beat tonight. So let's get to it.
The Ottawa Senators are at the top of my list tonight. They're pushing their "Back In Black" third jersey with a special pre-order page on their official web site. They make specific mention of the sweater's debut which will take place on Saturday, November 22 when the Sens face the New York Rangers in an afternoon game.
Speaking of "Back In Black," John Buccigross has an interesting column up if you like AC/DC — which he's sure is named after ex-Bolts Adam Creighton and Dino Ciccarelli.
The Atlanta Thrashers are giddy about the debut of their new third jerseys this Friday. An element on the front page of their web site is urging you to buy tickets — and then, I guess, the jersey too.
It's a big weekend jersey-wise in the NHL. On Saturday, the Penguins will debut their alternate sweater and the Canucks are expected to do the same. Then we'll find out how accurate the Icethetics leak was. The Canadiens will also be wearing their 1945 throwback jersey for their second Centennial Jersey Night of the season.
Apparently this is the first major logo change for the club since 1990. And they're going all out with their new marketing firm and everything.
It's a cool logo. It reminds me of some of the better artwork we've been seeing for the IceHL. So those artists should be happy to know they rank with the pros in my book.
Merchandise with this new logo went on sale Monday. I don't know if the team has started wearing the new logo and jerseys yet — which are modeled after the Washington Capitals' by the way.
Thanks to Nathan and Juston for the news tips.