PHT Morning Skate: Yay or nay on ‘Lord of the Rings’ jersey?

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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

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From the ECHL team who brought you those “Seinfeld”-inspired “puffy shirt” jerseys, the Bakersfield Condors present a “Lord of the Rings” jersey. It’s … a lot to take in.

(Technically one might say it’s also inspired by the “Hobbit” trilogy.)

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Read more about the promotion here.

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