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New York Islanders Ranking The Alternate Jerseys

By Matt O'Leary
Jan 17, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders center Anders Lee (27) advances the puck during the second period against the Vancouver Canucks at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 17, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders center Anders Lee (27) advances the puck during the second period against the Vancouver Canucks at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jan 17, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders center Anders Lee (27) advances the puck during the second period against the Vancouver Canucks at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports /

Number 6: The Black and White’s

The Islanders moved into their new home in 2015. So in order to honor Brooklyn the Islanders came out with these black and white threads as their alternate jerseys. These are my least favorite of the Islanders alternates.

It’s bad because this just screams “I’M TRYING TO FIT IN WITH THE BROOKLYN NETS!” The Nets have been in Brooklyn for just three years before the Islanders became their roommate and decided to use their black and white color scheme as uniforms.

The move and transition to Brooklyn was extremely difficult on the fans. Kicking aside the colors of blue and orange did not sit well with the fans. Between the new black jerseys and the terrible goal horn they tried to use fans felt a disconnect with their roots.

Just my luck, for the first three games I went to in Brooklyn the Islanders wore the black jerseys. It was bad enough sitting on a train for 40 minutes to be reminded I’m not going to the Coliseum, but seeing the Islanders take the ice in black and white with the off center scoreboard was just an absolute gut punch.

That’s why these jerseys come in last in the rankings of the alternates.

Next: Number 5: The Black/Gray/Orange Jerseys

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