Monday, September 15, 2008

Icethetics Season Preview

Today, I'm announcing the Icethetics Season Preview. The Preview is basically a week of festivities leading up to the start of the 2008-09 season.

It's everything to get you ready for the year — you know, in terms of jerseys and logos. And "festivities" might be an oversell. Still, it's a week's worth of coverage to make sure you know what's new for the new season. And it all starts in just two weeks.

  • New Anniversary & Commemorative Logos
    Monday, September 29: I'll outline all the new NHL logos that will be used this season to symbolize birthday celebrations, tributes and memorials.

  • New Center Ice Designs
    Tuesday, September 30: I'll tell you about all the NHL arenas with new paint jobs on the ice.

  • New Minor League Logos
    Wednesday, October 1: I'll step back from the NHL mid-week and show off all the new logos that will be used this season around the AHL, ECHL and any other relevant HL.

  • New NHL Logos
    Thursday, October 2: All of the new logos being introduced throughout the NHL will be on display. Plenty of teams are adding new alternate logos for their third jersey, which brings us to...

  • New Third Jerseys
    Friday, October 3: This year, third jerseys are making their comeback! I'll outline all the official new alternate sweaters going into service for 2008-09. Not just for the NHL either. I'm covering the AHL and ECHL too on this one.

So there you have it — the Icethetics Season Preview. Remember, it kicks off in two weeks and you won't want to miss it.

Oil Shows 30th Year Patch

The Edmonton Oilers are showing off their new 30th anniversary shoulder patches at the Oil Country Rookie Tournament going on now.

A photo gallery on their official web site showed a picture of a bunch of white jerseys with a new patch.

If you're looking for it, the gallery is titled Rookie Camp: Day 3 and there's a direct link from the home page. I mentioned on Saturday that the Oilers put a simplified version of this logo at center ice for the coming season.

The reader who sent in this picture also mentioned that it was only on the right shoulder of the jerseys being used in the tournament.

I can't say for sure whether this logo will be on the home, road or third jerseys for the regular season. I also don't know whether this patch would be worn on both shoulders or just one. We won't have to wait long to find out though. Season starts in three weeks.