Quick note picked up from PuckDrawn via Twitter this morning.
The Atlanta Thrashers' web guy, Ben Wright, said yesterday that the team will be wearing the red third jersey exclusively for home games on Thursdays this season. Third Jersey Thursday, as he points out.
BenThrashers Thrashers red third jerseys will be worn exclusively on Thursdays this season. Third- Thursday. Nice and easy to remember, right?
He followed that up this morning with a reminder.
BenThrashers In case you missed it yesterday, the Thrashers will wear their red third jerseys exclusively for Thursday home games.
So mark your calendars — or not. I think the irony here is that this is on the of third jerseys people care about the least. In fact, it was recently the butt of a joke here on Icethetics.
All the comments about how funny it would be if Thursday home games were rare this season got me thinking. I took a look at the Thrashers' season and I now have a full third jersey schedule for you. Ben said the third will be "exclusive" to Thursday home games. I'm assuming that also means "every" Thursday home game.
If so, here are the 12 games in which Atlanta will don those maroon duds this coming season. Fans, mark your calendars.
- October 22 - vs Capitals
- October 29 - vs Capitals
- November 5 - vs Blue Jackets
- November 19 - vs Bruins
- December 3 - vs Islanders
- December 17 - vs Stars
- January 7 - vs Rangers
- January 14 - vs Sabres
- January 21 - vs Hurricanes
- March 4 - vs Islanders
- March 18 - vs Senators
- March 25 - vs Maple Leafs
The Capitals will be subject to it twice in back-to-back Thursdays in the early part of the season. The Thrashers will save it for Ontario only as the season winds down. Like the Caps, the Isles will also be treated to the red third jersey twice before the season's out.
If any other teams announce third jersey schedules, I'll be sure to post them for you.