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New York Islanders: Ranking Every Single Home Jerseys

29 Oct 1997: Zigmund Palffy #16 of the New York Islanders in action during a game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Molson Center in Montreal, Canada. The Islanders defeated the Canadiens 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Robert Laberge /Allsport
29 Oct 1997: Zigmund Palffy #16 of the New York Islanders in action during a game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Molson Center in Montreal, Canada. The Islanders defeated the Canadiens 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Robert Laberge /Allsport
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UNIONDALE, NY – DECEMBER 16: Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders skates against the Anaheim Ducks at the Nassau Coliseum on December 16, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY – DECEMBER 16: Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders skates against the Anaheim Ducks at the Nassau Coliseum on December 16, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

#2: Back to Original Design But With Names – 2010-2017

After 15 years of having navy blue instead of royal blue in their color scheme, the Islanders finally decided to go back to their original colors.

These jerseys are a mix of the original Islanders blue jerseys and the current Islanders blue jerseys.

Unlike the original, these jerseys have names and the numbers are white with an orange outline instead of the reverse.

So, the numbers and names are like that of the current jerseys. Unlike the current jerseys, the collars are one width all around and orange, like the original.

Because they are so similar to the original and lasted seven seasons, I consider these jerseys the second-best Islanders home jerseys in franchise history.

#1: The Cup Years – 1977-1984

Being worn by the best team in the NHL at the time, these jerseys have to be considered the best home jerseys in Isles history.

These jerseys were the first ones in franchise history with names on the back, matching the color of the numbers on the back and sleeves (blue with orange outline).

Although the color of the numbers stayed the same, the outline became thicker, making the numbers seem larger.

With these jerseys, the Isles also decided to make the slight change from a tie-down jersey to a v-neck collar. The v-neck style would remain with Islanders jerseys until 2007.

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Considering how long these jerseys lasted, the success of the team while wearing them, and how closely the design resembled the original Isles home jersey, there is no doubt that this jersey is the best Islanders home jersey in franchise history.

Do you agree with my list? If not, let me know why in the comments and leave your order as well.

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