The Senators new third jersey (also the third in their 16 year existence) is all but confirmed to be predominantly black and over at Icethetics, they've posted a bunch of "unofficial" dates when all those new NHL jerseys will be unveiled, both on the ice and in the stores.
According to the site (and their strange "email source") the Senators will don the new threads at home against Wade Redden and the New York Rangers on Saturday, November 22. The jersey's will hit the stores the following Friday.
As for what they'll look like, Howard Berger over at Hockey Buzz posted this awhile back:
"OTTAWA: A dramatic change in the Senators’ third jersey will see a predominantly black uniform with the word “SENS” angled upward on the front. A fashionable red stripe will run from the arm pits, down the side of the jersey, to its base, where the stripe turns inward. A pair of narrow red and white stripes will adorn each arm, and the very bottom of the jersey. It’s quite a sharp design. "
- Hockey Buzz
Normally I would think another NHL black or dark jersey is one too many but the Senators came into the league wearing a really nice one and by the sounds of it, the new sweater will be a huge improvement on the abomination that was the last black third jersey with that brutal gold stripe across the bottom.
I'd dig it if they pulled these old threads out one day (with some old-school brown gloves):
Dates for the annual Senators rookie camp in Kitchener are now posted on the Senators website. Also involved are the Leafs, the Penguins and Jacques "Mr. Personality" Martin's Panthers who are the official host of the tournament.
Included in that tourney will be Senators Russian prospect Alex Nikulin who has been doing his own blog dating back to last season. He's still at it and talks about training with Evgeni Malkin (my pick for this year's Hart Trophy) and Sergei Gonchar back in Russia.
Nikulin had 50 points in 71 games with Binghamton last year and played 2 quick games with the Senators. At best, he's still a longshot to make the team this year and he may very well end up back in Russia sooner than later.