Isles News and Links 9/4/2015: New Islanders Jersey Leaked?


Need your daily dose of all-things Islanders? We’ve got everything here covered from around the Internet and the ever-growing Twitter-sphere. As we prepare for the start of a new era in Brooklyn, keep it here on Eyes on Isles for the latest news and reaction about everything Islanders.

Is This the New Islanders Third Jersey?

A potentially leaked photo of the new Islanders third jersey is making waves around the league. If this is actually it, it can be considered a bold move. Going all-black is rare in the NHL. I can only remember the Dallas Stars’ old home jersey being all-black, but that did not get good reviews from fans. I am not sure what to think about this potential Islanders jersey. It looks cool and everything, however I would like to see it on a player before I judge. [Yahoo Sports]

I also came across this interesting fan-made Islanders jersey honouring their move to Brooklyn. It looks very nice and up-to-date, but the diagonal lettering looks familiar.

Tavares Ranked Third in NHL Fantasy Rankings

Pete Jensen and Matt Cubeta of recently came out with their top 250 NHL fantasy players rankings, to be used for Yahoo’s fantasy leagues. Let’s take a look at where some of the Islanders players ranked:

3. John Tavares

89. Kyle Okposo

94. Jaroslav Halak

141. Ryan Strome

156. Nick Leddy

161. Johnny Boychuk

196. Anders Lee

232. Brock Nelson

The Islanders are well-represented in the rankings with eight players. Because there are thirty teams, then the average number of players per team would be 8.33.

It seems as if they have high hopes for Ryan Strome. He is ranked right after Anaheim’s Frederik Andersen, who had a stellar season in net, and before the likes of David Krejci, Jaromir Jagr and Jeff Skinner.

John Tavares Retires

No, not that John Tavares. We are talking about J.T.’s legendary uncle, John Tavares, the greatest lacrosse player of the modern era. The 47-year-old retired leading the National Leacrosse League (NLL) in all-time goals, assists and points. The younger Tavares used to be a ball boy for his uncle’s team, the Buffalo Bandits, and wanted to follow in his footsteps to be a pro lacrosse player. He credits him for teaching him many skills that he transferred to his pro hockey career.

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