Now there is a picture of Grabner on their website, he's definitely wearing a blue helmet. I thought black would have looked much better. Only thing I can think of is maybe they didn't get the Black helmets for each player in the manufacturer that they wear in games yet. But it's probably a stretch.
“We view this (Third Jersey) as just a fun, alternative jersey,” Goldstein said. “With our white and our blue jerseys we look back at our history, and with the black jerseys, we’re looking forward.”
That is from Terry Goldstein of the NYIs.
So I guess the future is a funeral for the franchise right —*because that is exactly what they look like they are dressed to go to — a funeral.
Without a doubt, the ugliest jersey in NHL history. Worse then the Orange and Yellow and Black the Cannucks used to wear. Far worse then the classic purple and gold Kings uniform. The Fisherman jersey was a design gem compared to this abortion.
I would hope that no self respecting Islander fan would purchase such a debacle. This is the chance to send the message to the team....
They'll probably wear blue. And it'll be ugly. Coyote ugly.
Hey, why not pink and purple polka dots? I mean, there are more important things to worry about and it's only an alternate jersey that will be worn 10 times a year, why not appeal to a demographic that we've really been missing -- 5 year girls!
Let me explain, this team and organization have sucked donkey nuts for the better part of 18 years. During that run of epic failure, they've additionally managed to kick the fanbase in the nuts countless times (Spano, Fishsticks, Luongo, Chara, Gang of Four, etc, etc), yet I'm still here on a day off in the middle of the week on page six of a thread discussing the unveiling date (not counting the other threads that discussed the jersey and the rumors beforehand). To put it another way, you're probably telling the wrong of group people that they shouldn't care about this or any other aspect of this organization.
Now as for the jersey itself -- it's fugly. And poorly designed. By someone's nephew. With a pack of Crayola's.
The only positive I can come up with is that they're really in tuned to a hot trend out there -- circa 1995.
You know what, the more I think, the more I realize that a jersey and your team colors are supposed to represent your brand and it's identity -- so judging by these, maybe they hit the ****ing nail on the head.
I agree on one hand we have bigger issues then the jersey. Frankly, if they pulled a Lady Gaga and wore beef on the ice and were winning, no one would care all that much.
I made my peace and stated my displease throughout the summer when this garbage was leaked, and again today.
Its over. Lets get to whats really needed — a second line center and #1 defenseman.
Where is Keenan when we need him??? He had the smarts to veto that one, why can't Snow, wait..... never mind. He'd have to have his lips off Charles a$$ to say something negative about the new black abominations.
When this is the best thing you can say you know you've made a horrible jersey. A part of me just does not get how this organization can make such a stupid move but then I remember all the other stupid moves they've done. What a joke this franchise has become. Thanks Charles Wang.
I agree its not a great jersey....which is why I said it but at least its not the worst
If we were winning right now, no one would give a rats behind what the jersey looked like.
there probably wouldn't be the poisonous hatred about how "org sucks, never get anything right etc." but I'm sure a lot of us would be damning this jersey even if we were a cup contender. It's a pretty awful jersey.