The New York Islanders have 23 games under their belts so far this year and have yet to debut their new reverse retro jersey. Most teams have worn theirs at least once this year, but the Isles have yet to do that.
Well, that’s going to change tomorrow as the team will break them out for the first time in the history of the uniform, against Buffalo. They will wear it two more times after this on March 20 and April 6.
For those of you who don’t remember what it looks like, here you go (get ready to be underwhelmed)
Yes, it’s essentially exactly what they are wearing now with a slightly darker shade of blue for the primary color. It also pays homage to the extremely successful era of the early 2000s with the navy blue primary color:
The white stripe on the bottom is slightly thicker and they ditched the stripes on the shoulder. I know, I’ve heard the defense numerous times. I’m still underwhelmed by the reverse retro from the Islanders, and no it didn’t have to be the fisherman logo.
It was an opportunity for the Isles to do something different and fun and they went as boring as humanly possible. If we’re being completely honest, I don’t care for the thirds either.
I know, that’s a hot take to some but honestly, I think they’re boring, I don’t like the white shoulders, and it’s pretty similar to the stadium series concepts from 2014. I guess we’ll see what these things look like on the ice, and it’s not that it’s necessarily a bad design, it’s just criminally boing.