I get it. New home means new unis. Those unis should match the uniform of the arena’s other resident. But somehow, I feel this is so forced.
The Islanders had a black jersey a couple seasons ago and nobody liked it. Yet somehow, adding a new black one seems like a good idea. I don’t think so. I wish the team could stick with their colors of blue and orange. I know they want to commemorate their new home, but I don’t if this is the way. Especially since black just doesn’t fit well into any of it.
We know for sure that they will wear black but the above jersey is only speculation. Either way, I really don’t like this at all. I prefer they bring back the fish sticks jersey instead.
I have always considered the Islanders fisherman jerseys to be the most beautiful ugly jersey in all of sports. It’s so ugly, yet there is a bit about it that gives me the warm feelings. The team only wore these for two seasons and as the Islanders play their final season in Long Island, it is nice that they are bringing back this integral part of their history.
I cannot wait to see them in action one last time. Even though this is just a warmup jersey, it’s still something. A part of me wants to get this jersey for the sake of owning a piece of ugly uniform history.
For one last time, the Islanders will bring back Gorton’s Fisherman.
As a kid just starting to learn about the game of hockey, I had some trading cards. I remember my first exposure to the New York Islanders was the Gorton’s Fisherman look. Even though the identity lasted only two seasons, that to me is what the Islanders are to me.
Yes, the identity was terrible. Yes the colors were so 90s. But it was unique. It didn’t make sense. But I loved it. I wish the team kept it a little longer.
Well, it looks like the memory isn’t gone forever. With the Islanders celebrating their final season at Nassau, they will wear that ugly logo one last time.
I want a part of this. Even something as simple with the logo on a cap, I want to have something with this logo. There’s a part of me that just longs to have that one nostalgic moment. Just a time where something so bad could be considered good enough to outfit a professional team.
Thank you, Isles, for letting me be on the boat one last time.
During next season’s Stadium Series, all teams participating will be wearing a special uniform for the game.
This is a fantastic idea and we’ve seen how well these special jerseys have translated into sales during the Winter Classic. But now with this bit of information, I have to wonder what the Islanders will have. With their eventual move to Brooklyn, their identity will change a little. But for a specialized jersey, normally it’s the kind of opportunity to go throwback.
And with me being a nut for `90s throwbacks, I beg that the Islanders bring back the Fisherman for one last time. PLEASE!!
Quite possibly the worst hockey jersey I’ve ever seen. But it’s hideousness is beautiful.