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Isles share Stadium Series uniform; Tavares thinks they’re ‘really sharp’


James OBrien

The New York Islanders rolled out the duds they’ll don against the New York Rangers in a Stadium Series matchup at Yankee Stadium on Jan. 29.

New York Newsday shared the handout of Tavares dressed in the full uniform at midnight, so feast your eyes:


The jersey-wearer is impressed, for one.

“I think they’re really sharp,” Tavares said. “We’ve seen in the past in a lot of outdoor games a kind of retro, heritage, old-school kinda look. But this is newer, more modern.”

(Matt Martin calls them futuristic, which might make some yearn for the addition of a Daft Punk mask.)

Newsday’s criticism: where’s the Island?

The classic emblem, featuring an orange profile of Long Island, has been done away with in favor of a more stylish design. The Stadium Series jerseys simplify the team¹s symbol by enlarging the familiar top of the logo -- an “NY” that morphs into a hockey stick -- on the chest. General manager Garth Snow as well as coaches and players from the organization had input on the design.

So, what do you think? Would that look be George Jetson-approved?

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