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New York Islanders Ranking Franchises Third Jerseys

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: New York Islanders stand for the National Anthem agsindt the New Jersey Devils during their game at Barclays Center on November 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: New York Islanders stand for the National Anthem agsindt the New Jersey Devils during their game at Barclays Center on November 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 29: Matt Donovan #46 of the New York Islanders reacts in the third period against the New York Rangers during the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium on January 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 29: Matt Donovan #46 of the New York Islanders reacts in the third period against the New York Rangers during the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium on January 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Stadium Series

The New York Islanders had an outdoor game. What? That doesn’t flow with how the NHL seems to view the New York Islanders. How did they get an outdoor game?

It wasn’t an Islanders outdoor game exactly. The Rangers “got” two outdoor games within three days. They played the Devils on the 26th of January 2014 and the Islanders on the 29th. Both took place at Yankee Stadium.

That makes more sense. The Islanders were making up numbers. I say Rangers “got” because technically they were the away team on both occasions.

Regardless, the Islanders participation in an outdoor game for the first (and only time) meant they needed a new jersey. (They didn’t. But we all knew one was coming.)

What they Islanders ended up with was an….OK jersey. It was primarily blue. That seems like the only positive for the jersey. So how does it rank third of five if there was so much wrong with it?

Cause the others on the list had nothing positive going for them. Relatively speaking the Stadium Series jersey was alright. It’s a shame that that’s enough to be seen as a good thing. But that’s the state of the New York Islanders and third jerseys. They rarely get them right.

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