New York Islanders Daily: Alternates To Be Released Today

By Matt O'Leary
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders celebrates his second goal of the game at 12:42 of the third period against the St. Louis Blues at the Barclays Center on December 8, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders celebrates his second goal of the game at 12:42 of the third period against the St. Louis Blues at the Barclays Center on December 8, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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The New York Islanders are finally releasing their long-awaited third jerseys today. What will they end up looking like is the biggest question?

This past Saturday, New York Islanders star center, Mathew Barzal was at the NHL store in Manhattan. Not only did he sign autographs for people waiting, but he also released a little bit of news for the Islanders.

The long-awaited alternate jerseys will finally be released today, October 1. According to Mathew Barzal, the fans are going to like these threads:

"“Our third jersey that we got done this year, I saw it a little bit and it looks really good,” Barzal told NHL.com. “You can tell all the fans it’s going to be a good one.”"

The last third jersey the Islanders had was the black ones when they moved to Brooklyn. Almost everyone loathed these jerseys as it represented a move to Brooklyn that nobody wanted. Sadly, the Islanders have dropped the ball in recent history with the alternates.

Previous to the black alternates, the Islanders had their stadium series jersey with the silver NY on the front and white shoulder pads. These were pretty underwhelming for a stadium series jersey. Before that, they had the grotesque black and grey jerseys. Nothing more has to be said with those jerseys.

More often than not the Islanders disappoint. But, there’s been a few renderings of the alternates and some are cool looking while others are average to bad. We’ll all be patiently waiting for the release today, let’s hope that they don’t disappoint this time around.

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