It’s not the end of the world
At the end of the day, we’re talking about a logo. And we’re talking about this logo today because the New York Islanders are going to print that logo on a few hats and tuques.
The Islanders are printing these because there’s a renewed interest in the logo and they see an opportunity to make money. They’re doing what any successful business does, they’re servicing their market.
Does it really matter if they print these? No. If you really hate them so much don’t buy it. The fewer they sell the less likely the Islanders will be to take another step forward.
The biggest fear for fans I can see is that the Fisherman logo will eventually become so popular that the Islanders will actually wear them on the ice.
That could happen. But even in a best-case scenario, the Islanders are years away from having that happen. If at all.
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A lot of people are quite clear that they don’t like the Fisherman jersey. It would take a massive shift in how the fanbase feels for this franchise to OK putting them on the ice. With all the hearts and minds this ownership group is trying to buy it would be a wild departure for them to OK doing something so many would disapprove.
So don’t worry. Just because they’re printing hats with the Fisherman logo it doesn’t mean on ice jersey’s are next.