While the Bruins may be getting superstitious and not trying to change their routine while riding a seven-game winning streak, the New York Islanders should have no reservations about trying to alter their current luck. The Islanders are 5-8-3 and currently sit in last place of the Atlantic Division.
Earlier this week — either because the Islanders needed to switch some things up or because it's been in the works for some time now – the Islanders unveiled their third, alternate uniforms to the world. They were not received very well by some.
The Bruins won't face the Isles in their new unis on Saturday, so viewers tuning in on NESN shouldn't have to worry about their eyesight suffering. But it stands that of all the uniforms floating around the Big Apple, the Islanders may now have claimed the title of the worst-looking one that the New York area has to offer.
The Yankees' pinstriped look draws praise and criticism, but seems to have earned "classic" status. Besides, the vertical lines are slimming. Then again, it's the Yankees.
Meanwhile, the Mets' color scheme presents the same difficulty that the Islanders face in creating a coherent and palatable jersey. The Knicks are also members of the blue-and-orange color club, rounding out a mess of unfortunate-looking jerseys.
The Jets' regular uniforms are so-so, but in the same vein as these new alternates the Islanders have chosen, their throwback uniforms are pretty awful.
The Giants and the Rangers, for their part, are pretty standard, and don't warrant much of an opinion either way. We're not about to criticize anybody who goes classic red, white and blue in any combination.
When it comes down to it, there are many different arguments to make for and against each style. But pick one: Which team has the worst uniforms in New York?
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