Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Islanders' 'Fisherman' jerseys are coming back: Report

The New York Islanders are playing their best hockey over the past twenty years and now they have found a way to remind fans of all the futility they seemed to have left behind.

While Islanders fans thought they had seen the last of the snarling fisherman when the team ditched the logo after two years, it’s coming back — for one night only.

And to help celebrate (?) their final season at the Nassau Coliseum before making the move to Brooklyn, what better way better to remind soon-to-be-displaced fans of the losing teams of the 90's than bringing back a symbol more associated with a Gorton's fish platter than the Stanley Cup.

Even if it's only for a short time.

The Islanders will wear the special jersey with the fisherman crest only during the pregame warmups for their Feb. 3 game against the Florida Panthers.

The Islanders will also auction the jerseys off for charity between Jan. 9 and Jan. 27 giving fans an opportunity to win one to keep all for themselves.

The fisherman is widely viewed as one of the worst jerseys — with one of the worst logos — belonging to any NHL team and reanimating it begs the question: Is it camp, nostalgia or a cruel joke?

Fish stick anyone?

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