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Video: Watch the Islanders awkwardly sell how much they like their new third jersey

Nov 17, 2011, 7:30 AM EDT

We’re having a lot of fun at the expense of the Islanders and their new third jerseys and, hey, why not? This is the team that brought us the Fisherman sweaters as well as the orange prison jumpsuit/HAZMAT sweaters (thanks to Seth Rorabaugh of Empty Netters for the latter description) and now they’ve unleashed a new abomination upon the NHL world.

What’s better than us picking on it? Watching guys like Matt Moulson and Kyle Okposo grin and bear it and try to sell us on how much they like it. Standing up for your team comes with a price sometimes and sometimes you have to just wear the latest ugly thing imaginable and say you love it. Enjoy.

  1. Playmaker's Dealer - Nov 17, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    I’m a uniform junkie, so love this stuff. Only thing worse than the jerseys was the Isles TV host.

    Yeardon hit it on the head…poor guys were definitely reaching for praise. None more desperate than Okposo: “its innovative…the number and name on the back is pretty cool…as well as the front too where it says islanders…i like that”

    Name an number on the back and team name on the front…innovative.

  2. boltsfan777 - Nov 17, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Looks good to me… It has an “old time hockey” look. They are going for a simple, clean look and I think they did it right, without being boring.

  3. trbowman - Nov 17, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Hey Islanders fans, now you can see shitty jerseys in addition to a shitty hockey team! Woo!

  4. comeonnowguys - Nov 17, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    I’m with PD on being a uniform junkie, but I’m not a fan of teams putting names, cities and/or numbers in text on the the front (Dallas, Vancouver, etc)

    Hockey has the best sweaters in sports, these third jerseys look like they want to be baseball or basketball jerseys.

    • jovocop1989 - Nov 17, 2011 at 12:10 PM

      I like Vancouver’s current jerseys. Not because of my hometown bias, but because nothing, I repeat, NOTHING, will ever be as bad as either a) the Flying V yellow monstrosity of the ’80’s, or b) the salmon pink disaster of the mid 90’s.

      • comeonnowguys - Nov 17, 2011 at 12:16 PM

        You’re right, overall, they’re pretty solid. The only thing I don’t like about them is the “Vancouver” across the top. It just looks unnecessary.

  5. quizguy66 - Nov 17, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Agree with comeonnowguys. I was hoping that awful Dallas decision was an exception not a trend. The new Islanders jersey is innovatively boring!

    Bring back the Fish Sticks!


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