Third Jersey Weekend

What I'm calling Third Jersey Weekend is well underway at this point. It kicked off this morning with the launch of the Sharks' new alternate sweater and will end Monday morning when the Bruins unveil theirs. So here's some things to you need to know to stay on top of the latest news.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have a new splash page on their web site with the first official indications that we'll be seeing a blue jersey on Sunday. With the primary logo on the shoulder, this could lead casual fans to wonder what's on the front.

If you're visiting Icethetics for the first time, I hate to disappoint you, but it's going to say BOLTS. I suggest checking out pictures in the Lightning's gallery at Third Jersey Central.

I'm psyched about the blue sweater, I just wish they could've used the secondary logo on the front. That's all I'm saying.

The folks at are keeping us busy with Los Angeles Kings third jersey news. LGK's Carla Muller sat down with the designer of the Kings new alternate sweater, Todd Howk. It's really interesting to read about the process of creating this rather simple uniform. I highly recommend a read.

Now once you've done that, if you're just itching to see how the players will look on the ice and you really can't wait until tomorrow night when they face the Avs, check this out.

Now obviously, this is just concept art. The Kings haven't actually wore these in a game yet. It's just more of a preview than anything. And a rather good one. You almost can't tell it's fake.

But anyway, great job going on over there at They serve Kings fans well from what I can tell.

Last thing. I just wanted to share a shot of the St. Louis Blues in their new third sweaters. They made their debut tonight against the Ducks.

Those jerseys really look great. Seeing them in action, the only thing I'd change is the shade of blue. I really like the royal blue used on their home uniforms. I feel like these would've looked so much better without the really dark blue.

Anyway, that's all for tonight. Third Jersey Weekend trudges on. You can count on Icethetics to have news, pictures and all that cool stuff throughout the weekend.

And to everyone who misses the concept art. Trust me, I'm right there with you. Once all this third jersey buzz dies down in December, my next big undertaking is to create a Concepts section of Icethetics and introduce our Featured Artists.

I've been getting some really great artwork lately that I just haven't had the time to share. That will end soon.