PHT Morning Skate: Bad teams getting worse by the day


PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Yup, the Islanders wore their third jerseys last night and no, it didn’t help them beat the Flyers. They at least played a little bit better than they have been losing in overtime. (CSNPhilly)

Speaking of bad teams, Adrian Dater of The Denver News is pretty sure he’s covering one in the Colorado Avalanche. (All Things Avs)

Also playing horrible? The Anaheim Ducks who lost their 14th game in their last 16. Save them Teemu, you’re their only hope. (OC Register)

Ron Hainsey was thrown to the wolves in returning from injury. (Winnipeg Sun)

Former Capitals forward Eric Fehr was a bit conflicted playing against the Caps in Washington last night as a member of the Winnipeg Jets. (CSNWashington)

Antti Niemi pulled out all the stops shutting out his former Chicago teammates in a 1-0 Sharks win. (CSNBayArea)

Did you know that Tomas Fleischmann is a wizard? Just ask the Rangers about his skills. (Sun-Sentinel)

Finally, with 13 games going on last night you probably wound up missing something. Here’s’s look at all the best of last night’s action. (NHL)

Video: Watch the Islanders awkwardly sell how much they like their new third jersey


We’re having a lot of fun at the expense of the Islanders and their new third jerseys and, hey, why not? This is the team that brought us the Fisherman sweaters as well as the orange prison jumpsuit/HAZMAT sweaters (thanks to Seth Rorabaugh of Empty Netters for the latter description) and now they’ve unleashed a new abomination upon the NHL world.

What’s better than us picking on it? Watching guys like Matt Moulson and Kyle Okposo grin and bear it and try to sell us on how much they like it. Standing up for your team comes with a price sometimes and sometimes you have to just wear the latest ugly thing imaginable and say you love it. Enjoy.

Islanders display new third jerseys; What do you think?


The New York Islanders tend to do things their way, for better or worse. Sometimes that means barring journalists from covering their team, other times they blaze a new trail by signing a goalie for 10+ years or making another netminder their general manager. In the case of their latest third jerseys, the Islanders went back in time ever so slightly.

While the latest third jersey trend was to roll out baby blue duds, the Isles jumped on the previous trend of going black. We already asked how the general concept sizes up to some of their worst looks ever, but now you can see what they look like on an actual Islanders player. Here are a few highlights from the Islanders’ third jersey gallery (view the full things here).


source:  (John Tavares)

source:  (Matt Moulson)

If you want one more look, here’s a shot of a big chunk of the team wearing the new duds. Now that you’ve had a chance to assess them, let us know how you feel about the third jerseys in the comments and in this poll.