Islanders: Would Fans Accept A Modified Fisherman Logo?
By Matt O'Leary
The New York Islanders Fisherman logo is an extremely controversial one for a lot of people. I’m wondering if these changes would help.
For some New York Islanders fans, the Fisherman Logo is almost as sacrilegious as rooting for the other New York team. While others appreciate the logo as a “cool” retro look to a decade that was remembered fondly in pop culture.
I understand the negative connotation to some. It’s a reminder of really bad Islander teams in a really bad situation. Taking what the team was during those times out of it, I think it’s a cool alternate jersey logo.
I’m not saying I want the Islanders to ditch the original crest or colors, I’m talking about an alternate that can be worn occasionally. I like the navy and the teal but that’s beside the point.
I wanted to pose the question, would fans be more accepting if they tweaked the colors to the regular Islanders colors? While browsing Reddit I came across this beauty and wanted to share.
We’ll start with the logo itself, image number two is the Lighthouse on the side. I prefer the original but this could be a happy medium for traditionalists. It’s the original Islanders colors with the vintage feel of the 90s logo.
I could totally see it. It’s very blue, so I feel like it would look better on a white jersey but I can get behind this look.
It’s not as flashy and in your face as the teal which I think makes it a little more palatable to some. Would I bet on the Islanders doing anything like this? Probably not, I don’t think they end up taking that chance (the should).
They usually tend to play it pretty safe when it comes to that stuff and with Lou Lamoriello running the show I’m not sure how you get anything “flashy”.