Could the Islanders be going black-and-white after they move to Brooklyn?
But before anyone freaks out, probably just occasionally.
“The colors black and white are the new badge of honor in Brooklyn,” said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark, per Sports Business Journal. “The question is, can we weave that into their color scheme, and create a connection to the fans here in Brooklyn?”
For longtime Isles fans that have already been scarred by this and this, owner Charles Wang told SBJ he doesn’t expect the club’s main color scheme to change.
Our best guess: the Isles will introduce a new third jersey to match their NBA arena-mates at the Barclays Center.
It’s going to be interesting to see if Hammond can replicate the success he had last season, when he came out of nowhere to go 20-1-2 with a 1.79 GAA and .941 save percentage, and finish seventh in Vezina voting.