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The Jersday Blog December 20th, 2018

The Round Up

I thought I would change it up a bit this week. With Christmas 5 days away I called for the jerseys of Christmas time: the ugly sweater. Now despite its name, there is nothing ugly about these sweaters.

This is a classic pom-pom look. This sweater brings the Christmas spirit in all three dimension. Of all of the Christmas characters Rudolph is my fourth favourite behind Ralphie from Christmas Story, Buddy the Elf and Yukon Cornelius.

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A couple of years ago Fresh Brewed Tees made these Blue Jays crewnecks along with a “Frosty the Stro-Man.” These brought some serious heat. Merry flippin Christmas.

Respect the dedication to Christmas and a crappy hockey team. Sure they’re “in a playoff spot” for now but how high of a ceiling can a team that has Robin Lehner AND Tomas Greiss in net really be? The Islanders better hope that Santa brings a goalie.

I just checked the stats in real-time and saw that the Islanders are fourth in the league with an 2.73 GAA. A lesser man would’ve deleted that previous paragraph where I was misinformed and ragged on Islanders. I will eat crow and admit that the Islanders are actually kind of good.

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I didn’t get the overwhelming response with the sweaters this week so next week I’ll get back to the classic jersey round up. Sometimes you have to take risks.

Jersey Dump

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Tom Dundon has been an absolute loose cannon with how he runs this team.

The Islanders have rotated through some interesting looks but their current colour scheme is easily the best.

These pictures are as 90’s as it gets.

Classic.

#8 Kobe was a little before my time. Anyone my age wore #24 Black Mamba jerseys. I wore a Jose Calderon. Good times.

Forget Kobe… THIS is the jersey retirement we’ve all been waiting for.

It’d be cool to be able to throw money around like this. If I’m win the lottery I can guarantee I would be in every game-used jersey bid possible.

ECHL teams seem to be pumping out a different gimmick jersey every week. I’m all for it. Let’s get weird.

2017-18 Bench Life NHL Previews: 23. New York Islanders

Part 9 of 31 in our NHL previews where Waind, Burgess and I rank each NHL team 1 through 31 and give you an outlook on their season. Starting from the worst, we’ll be giving you the reasons why we ranked each team where we did.

Check out the other parts to this series: #31. Colorado Avalanche#30. Vegas Golden Knights, #29. Vancouver Canucks, #28. Detroit Red Wings, #27. New Jersey Devils, #26. Arizona Coyotes, #25. Buffalo Sabres, #24. Winnipeg Jets

2016-17 Recap

Record: 41-29-12 (94 Points) 5th in the Metropolitan Division (17th Overall)
GFPG: 2.94 (10th)
GAPG: 2.95 (22nd)
PP%: 14.96 (28th)
PK%: 82.38 (11th)
Corsi For %: 47.5 (27th)

The New York Islanders of 2016/17 had aspirations for another playoff run after coming off of a 2015/16 season that saw them win their first playoff series since 1993. But those aspirations quickly proved unattainable after poor performance in the early going that ultimately did them in. Despite the losses of Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and Matt Martin in the offseason, they believed the additions of Andrew Ladd and Jason Chimera would sufficiently replace their production. Read more