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Islanders: Potential Leaked Reverse Retro Jersey

By Matt O'Leary
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 28: A general view of the ice surface and the New York Islanders logo prior to the game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Barclays Center on April 28, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 28: A general view of the ice surface and the New York Islanders logo prior to the game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Barclays Center on April 28, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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The Islanders, along with the rest of the league, are getting a reverse retro jersey. I think I figured out which ones are the Isles.

Reverse Retro jerseys from around the league have been slowly leaking out. While other fanbases have had the fun of discovering their team’s jersey, Islanders fans have had a tough time figuring out what there’s would look like.

Well today, I think we got a pretty good idea for what it’s going to be. Adidas Hockey tweeted out a video of all the different designs that they were planning to use.

For the Islanders, it’s either dark blue and orange or a white and orange:

It moves rather quickly through the video but if you pause it on the white with the orange I think you’re looking at the reverse retros for the Islanders. I’ll explain.

The concept of the jersey is to throw it back to a classic look for the team and modernize or tweak it in a few ways. Well, the Islanders never wore Navy blue in the dynasty era so my guess would that would be a nod to the Oilers.

With the Islanders, they wore the white at home through the dynasty run so it would make sense to use the recognizable jersey. Now, if you remember the numbers were blue with orange outlines for those jerseys but the original Islanders blue sweaters had orange lettering. They wore them during the final regular season Coliseum game in 2015.

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UNIONDALE, NY – APRIL 11: A general view of the New York Islanders locker room as photographed prior to the final regular season game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 11, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. This is the last regular season game to be played in the building as it stands now. The team will relocate to the Barclay’s Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City starting in the 2015-16 season. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

I think what we’re getting is a dynasty era Islanders white jersey with the orange numbers instead of the blue. That’s where the “reverse” part of the reverse retro will come from.

This isn’t confirmed, this is just my best educated guess based on the information we were given in that semi-cryptic tweet fired off from the Adidas Hocket account. Unfortunately, there will be no fisherman for the Islanders.

I still think it would be fun for them to embrace the logo, I mean the players have done it multiple times but the fans are too split to do it I think. Anyway, I’m curious to see the final product on these sweaters. Expect a release soon.

Update 11/10/20 4:00 pm: I was wrong, it’s the navy blue

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