New York Islanders: Promote Fisherman Jersey In Sweater Showdown
NHL on NBC is running a sweater showdown and the Fisherman Jersey received an endorsement from the New York Islanders official twitter account.
One of the more controversial and lightning rod topics in New York Islanders history is about a jersey that the team wore for three years when they were bad. This Fisherman Jersey is one you either love or you hate there’s really no in-between.
From 1995-1998 the Isles wore the infamous sweaters, and while at the time the look wasn’t loved it has grown in popularity as retro or vintage 90’s looks come back around in style.
NHL on NBC is doing a sweater showdown March Madness-style bracket (it is August after all, content is hard to come by) and right now the Islanders fisherman jersey is up against a Winnipeg Jets jersey.
In somewhat surprising fashion, the Isles Twitter account backed its support for the Fisherman Jersey. Again, since it’s such a polarizing topic, some people loved the move while other people hated it.
The old heads will point to how this jersey was a black eye to the Islanders history and how it represents the darkest of times in franchise history. While others who have embraced the look will point to its vintage feel.
The Islanders usually don’t like to promote that logo all that much. I’ve been on record saying that if they brought back a version of the logo for a third jersey they would do tremendously in sales but that’s neither here nor there.
At the end of the day, it’s just a jersey yet in August on Twitter you would think it’s so much more important than that.
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