Bolts, Bruins, Blues All In The News

I have several items for you this afternoon.

First, the Tampa Bay Lightning have released their third jersey schedule. The Bolts have indicated 14 different dates for their new blue sweaters this season. I'm excited because I'm going to the Avalanche game in December so I'll be wearing the same jersey as my team.

For what it's worth, the Lightning will wear their alternates on the day Icethetics originally had for the debut — Wednesday, November 26 against the Rangers. The actual debut is Sunday against the Devils.

The Boston Bruins are heavily promoting the unveiling of their not-so-secret new third jersey for Monday, November 24 at 8 AM on their web site. The sweaters will then go on sale on to the public that afternoon with Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara, Milan Lucic, Phil Kessel, Marc Savard, Tim Thomas and Blake Wheeler staffing the Boston Bruins Pro Shop.

The black alternates will then make their debut on Black Friday. There's a "teaser" picture now appearing on the web site.

Why tease a jersey we've seen pictures of many times? Well, this would be a good time to remind everybody that not every hockey fan is a jersey fanatic who visits Icethetics five times a day. But I'm proud of those of us who are.

One final bit of news. This is just a reminder that the St. Louis Blues will debut their new third jersey tonight against the Ducks. I'll have game pictures here on the blog and at Third Jersey Central later tonight for those of you interested.

And I think that about wraps it up. Sorry about the delay in getting this posted, I know many of you have emailed me. But I do have a real job and sometimes I actually have to do work there.