For the second time in the last three months the New York Islanders new 2011-12 alternate jersey has been leaked.
You may recall during the off-season when their graphic designer posted a detailed image of the new uniform set on his Flickr account – the Islanders confirmed that the jersey shown then was only a prototype design, one of many they are considering.
The River City Sports version differs only slightly from the original leaked graphic, the white we saw in August now appears to be a silver or grey, that’s the only difference we can see. The tie-up laces are still present, the dual 40th Anniversary patches are there, the out-of-nowhere black is very there.
What we’re not sure about is whether the giant white nameplate (ala Philadelphia Flyers) that we saw in August remains, we certainly hope it isn’t but then again, why wouldn’t it be? This is already a clear favourite for worst uniform in the NHL, why wouldn’t they just take it that one step further?
As of the posting of this article the New York Islanders had yet to respond to requests for a comment, we will post updates should that happen.