We've read about what some of the NHL's new alternate jerseys will look like this season. Now, thanks to Chris at Icethetics, we have ourselves some images for third-jersey logos that will be debuting in 2008-09.
Are the Tampa Bay Lightning looking to make the transition to a nickname, like the New York Knickerbockers did so many moons ago? "Bolts" is already accepted shorthand for the team anyway; and unlike "Lightning," it has an "S" at the end. Pet peeve averted.
As for the Phoenix Coyotes' new alt-logo: It's the best one the team has had since it moved to the desert. I was never a fan of the electric acid test that was on their first sweater; and their second logo looked less like an animal howling than a dog ready to swallow ... something. This is classic-looking at first glance; something a player would be proud to wear. Depending on what the rest of the sweater looks like, this could be an upgrade.
Our buddies at On Frozen Blog have a post today that suggests what they'd like to see out of a Washington Capitals third jersey. Putting aside the obvious disdain I have for the entire existence of "alternate jerseys" (and thanks again, Mr. Lamoriello, for sparing Devils fans the indignity), I gotta say these Capitals ones aren't half-bad. Love the stars down the sleeves.