Sometimes there’s just an issue at the printers. This Islanders and Lightning mashup on a hat is a hilarious example of that.
It’s the first day on the ice at training camp for the Islanders and we’ve got you covered with news on Mathew Barzal who is on the roster, Mitch Vande Sompel who isn’t there, and more. Let’s take a pause for a second and appreciate this merchandise fail.
It’s not often that we see a mistake make it in print like this but when we do it’s always good for a laugh or two. This time, we see a hat that is 99 percent a Lightning hat but it’s also a one percent Islanders hat.
How could that be? Well, see for yourself:
So close! As an Islander fan who isn’t quite over the Eastern Conference Final, neither is Barry Trotz, I don’t know if I should laugh or cry when seeing this hat. Regardless, this hat probably shouldn’t have made it on the shelves but it’s hilarious that it did.
Also, unbeknownst to me, this is something that happens more frequently than you think when it comes to merchandise. The thread that followed showed some other fans’ experience with wrong merch.
It took me a second, after triple checking that Senators was spelled right, before I realized that the helmet is red. The helmet part on his head is supposed to be gold, like a Roman soldier’s helmet. Apparently, this stuff happens from the official NHL store also.
This fan got his Red Wings sweatshirt with “Chicago Blackhawks” written on the hood:
Swing and a miss from the NHL store. Like I almost understand if you’re buying merch from a sketchy website overseas, you’re almost asking for a mistake like this to come back to you. That’s a risk you’re willing to take if you’re ordering from an unofficial website.
But when you get something from a team store or the NHL’s website and it comes like that, it’s just a bunch of bad luck. I kind of want that hat for laughs though if we’re being completely honest.