Weekend News & Notes

Got a lot of little things to mention this afternoon before we get to the Live Chat. It's hard to know where to start but talking about yourself is always easy.

Back in September I wrote about a guy who made up an instruction manual for creating your own jersey. Unhappy with what Team Great Britain was wearing, Ninh set out to make some improvements. Much to his surprise — and delight, Team GB recently showed up in brand new uniforms that look awfully familiar.

So whether his blog post had anything to do with Team GB's decision or not, it's awfully nice to see a dream come true. By the way, if you want more from Ninh, I highly recommend reading up on how he made Matt's rebranding of the Dallas Stars reality on a sweater.

Enough about him now.

Icethetics got a brief mention on FlyersWire. Writer Frank Seravalli talked about the Philadelphia Flyers' new third jersey, including the leaked picture. He's got information on how, when and where you can buy them.

Personally, I recommend IceJerseys.com. But that's just me.

One last thing. In the past few days, we've seen new masks from a handful of goalies. Thought I'd keep you guys in the loop.

Washington Capitals goalies Brent Johnson and Jose Theodore have new masks. Washington Post writer Dan Steinberg has pictures of Johnson's new helmet. His cohort Tarik El-Bashir says Theodore's is still being worked on.

That photo to the right is Johnson's mask which features a number of D.C. monuments including Lincoln, Washington and Iwo Jima. The U.S. Capitol Dome sits atop his dome in between the wings of the Weagle.

Going Five Hole has shots of Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury's new third jersey-themed mask. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, which I may or may not be quoted in on Sunday, Fleury had the mask made for the Winter Classic last year but was unable to play due to an injury.

Marty Biron is expected to don this new vintage-themed mask on Friday, November 28 when the Philadelphia Flyers debut their new orange third jersey.

I'm sure there are many others. If you know of any new masks I haven't mentioned, feel free to drop me a line so I can.

Thanks to everybody who's been helping keep Icethetics on its game with news tips. There's no way I could do it all myself.

Don't forget what's coming up this afternoon! Our 10th Live Chat starts at 3:30 PM eastern (12:30 PM on the Pacific coast) and I'll be leaking another unreleased third jersey. Will it be the Stars, Sens or Kings? Come join us to find out!