Islanders: Thoughts On NHL All-Star Game Jerseys

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SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 25: Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders competes in the Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater during the 2019 SAP NHL All-Star Skills at SAP Center on January 25, 2019 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal will be representing the team at the All-Star Game. The jersey he'll be wearing isn't that appealing to the eye.

For the second year in a row, the Islanders are sending Mat Barzal to the All-Star Game. For years, it was John Tavares as the Isles representation but with JT in Toronto, Barzal is the new face of the Islanders.

The NHL does the All-Star game is a little different than most leagues. There's no draft, there's no conference vs conference, there's not even an North America vs the World anymore, it's a 3-on-3 tournament by division.

It comes off a little gimmicky to me, call me old fashioned but I like the East vs West format the best out of all of them. The Jerseys were released yesterday, and honestly, they're pretty underwhelming. Look for yourself:

The five lines across represent a music staff, for being in St Louis this year but I can't say that it looks too appealing to the eye. Maybe it would be better with it just on the sleeve? I'm not quite sure but I'm not the biggest fan of this jersey.

Also the greyish blue and white with the blue all logo just doesn't do it for me. I usually tend to find the All-Star Game jerseys pretty ugly.

The NHL is going about it all wrong. They should have players wear their team's regular home and road jersey and just add the patch to the chest to make it different. It would look so much better and it'd still be different enough to sell merchandise.

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