New York Islanders 2018-19 Third Jersey Anticipation
The New York Islanders have been rumored to be one of a few teams to get third jerseys this season. But as we’ve seen other teams release theirs, the anticipation is killing me.
It’s been rumored for months that the New York Islanders are getting a third jersey this season. But we’ve seen team after team roll out some outstanding thirds. The latest to reveal a new jersey was the St Louis Blue.
The Blues brought back their Heritage Classic jerseys to use as their alternative. It’s a powder blue-ish sweater with gold and white highlights. They look absolutely stunning. As a matter of fact, most of the new alternatives do.
Which heightens my anticipation for what the Islanders will release when it’s their turn. Whenever that may be. To get you just as hyped here are the third jersey’s that have recently been released, and then try to figure out what the Isles might do.
What Else Has Come Out
So far the Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, and St Louis Blues have revealed what their alternative jerseys are going to be. Here’s what they are and how I rate them out of five.
Anaheim Ducks (5/5)
The Ducks went full retro with their new alternatives. They brought back the original logo from the films that created the franchise and they’re jaw-droppingly stunning. It’s perfect timing with the Ducks celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2018-19.
Arizona Coyotes (4/5)
Like the Ducks, the Coyotes are going back to their roots and digging up the Kachina jersey that was in place when they moved from Winnipeg back in 1996. Remember a young Jeremy Roenick and Kieth Tkachuk flying around in these duds?
Philadelphia Flyers (2.5/5)
I like primarily black jerseys. But for some reason, this one doesn’t do it for me. Perhaps it’s due to the other reveals being so fantastic that this one just underwhelmed. But truly, it’s an underwhelming sweater.
New Jersey Devils (3.5/5)
Like the Ducks and Coyotes, the Devils are going old-school with a return to red, white, and green jerseys. The tri-color jerseys will harken back to their original colors from 1982. And they look great. Although it seems like a lot of fanfair for something they’ll wear four times in 2018-19.
St Louis Blues (4/5)
The St Louis Blues will be bringing back their jerseys from the 2017 heritage classic that were a nod to their original 1967 jerseys. Again, another team going back to their original threads and they look outstanding.
What About The New York Islanders?
Bringing back the sweaters that the New York Islanders wore between 1978 and 1984 makes sense. The Isles would give a nod to their glory days would fit well with their return to Nassau. Except that the golden era jerseys aren’t much different then what they wear today.
Adidas and the Islanders aren’t going to unveil an alternative that is almost identical to the primary. The fisherman jersey is one that keeps coming up, but with the way it was originally received, I don’t see the Islanders being brave enough to pull that one out.
According to Icethetics.co, the Islanders will likely have a primarily orange jersey with an ‘NY’ crest this season.
That could be a good look for an alternate jersey. A primarily orange jersey is something we haven’t seen since 2002 when the Isles pulled out this alternate jersey.
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So far the third jersey’s that have been revealed have largely been very well received. Which just increases the anticipation and anxiety for what the New York Islanders might reveal before the 2018-19 season.