Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Rbk EDGE Review: Islanders

Part 23 of 30. All 30 NHL clubs have unveiled new jerseys under the new Rbk EDGE Uniform System for the 2007-08 season. Here at the NHLToL, we're going to review every one of them. Read up and then rate the new sweaters. We'll do a full ranking after completing all of the reviews.

Rbk EDGE Uniform System

New York Islanders

New Uniforms

Old Uniforms

The Unveiling
Thursday, August 16. The Islanders unveiled their jerseys via their official web site.

Home vs. Road
Home: Blue. Road: White. The two sweaters are essentially mirror images of each other and both feature a specialty patch on the right shoulder.

The blue home jerseys feature orange sleeves with a thick blue stripe around the elbows and a thinner white stripe beneath it. White piping wraps around the shoulders and a white-orange stripe wraps around the waist. The collar and laces are orange and the primary logo serves as the crest.

The white road jerseys feature orange sleeves with a thick blue stripe around the elbows and a thinner white stripe beneath it. Blue piping wraps around the shoulders and a blue-orange stripe wraps around the waist. The collar and laces are blue and the primary logo serves as the crest.

In The Details
The patch on the right shoulder features four stripes signify each of the Stanley Cup championship the Islanders have won. The numbering and lettering style have been slightly altered.

New & Old
The biggest difference between the new and old jerseys is the sleeve design as well as the numbers on the front.

Standard FAQ
Numbers on the front? Yes.
Laces at the collar? Yes.

NHLToL Editorial by Chris
It's interesting to me the number of teams whose new jerseys have been improvements as much as not. For me, the Islanders are running on the negative side. The shoulder piping, by and large, is not a big plus on this uniform, as was the case with the Hurricanes. It seems like if teams are going to do that, they need to recolor the shoulder yoke at the same time. Furthermore, the redesigned sleeves are are also not working and the addition of the number on the front only adds to the busy look of the jersey. It's not horrible, as it has managed to retain some of the elements of the great old jerseys, but it could certainly use some more work. 2/5

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sjsharks112 said...

You rate this higher than the Sharks.......I Don't get it

Sephiroth said...

no, sharks got 4/5.

sjsharks112 said...

whoops lower than the Sharks i meant

Lucas said...

I think he meant 5/5. =)

Sephiroth said...

Curiously, I kind of like that jersey.

The white seems to call me...

Time for me to take a break from NHLTOL I think...

kronis said...

I've commented many times about the the new Isles jerseys, I thought they would grow on me, maybe they have a miniscule amount, but for the most part I still hate them. Piping and laces suck. Needless cosmetic changes they didn't need to do. Why change a classic? I hope they return to something more basic next year. These are too busy and the sleeves have too much orange.

Anonymous said...

The piping is again...WEAK! Fill in the area with a contrast color not just a ring - One of my least favorite of the redos

Jeremy William said...

While they easily have a better claim to them than, say, Atlanta, for some reason I just can't accept the Isles having the laced up jerseys, for some reason, whenever I see them I start thinking "where do they get off pulling that...". Plus, piping/ugly arms/templated look... it's just all bad, not horrid, but, definitely near the bottom of the NHL

Sabres Persuasion said...

I honestly think these would look better in orange than blue. The white one, I think, looks really good, actually.

daudyy said...

i think that the islanders jersey isn't too bad but the could just take of the the numbers off the front and suddenly its a very big improvement to be honest what else is so bad

Drew said...

Having the numbers on the front right and the hash marks on the shoulder is a problem. It overloads that side.

Matthew said...

Complementary colours is a misleading term, guys. 2/5

Anonymous said...

Worst part of the jersey is the carryover of hash marks for cup wins. Very lame. Montreal should shame then by running 24 of them, filling up the sleeve.