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NEW UNIFORM A TRUE TEAM EFFORT

Wednesday, 08.15.2007 / 9:53 PM / News
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NEW UNIFORM A TRUE TEAM EFFORT\r\n
Management, players, coaches shared input on the new NYI sweaters

It took input from countless individuals and years of re-working for the Islanders to finally approve of the new Rbk Edge Uniform design they felt epitomized the next phase in franchise history.

The new outfit was designed through a process of comparing samples from both internally designed jerseys and those produced by Reebok. The final decision was made with input from Islanders executives, players and coaches.

“We felt it was important to hear from the players who would be wearing the jerseys,” said Terry Goldstein, the team’s Director of Merchandising. “We wanted the new sweater to be something they would be proud of, and I know without question they are.”

The Rbk Edge Uniform System was designed with performance and safety at the forefront. It is the culmination of more than two years of research and testing with active participation by NHL players, the NHL Players' Association and NHL team executives. The launch marks the first time in the history of major North American professional sports leagues that a league-wide uniform innovation has been established.

Last season, each of the Islanders had the opportunity to try a prototype of the new jerseys during one of the team’s practices. The players exited the ice commenting on the noticeable difference in the lightness of the new sweaters and socks. Part of the weight loss is attributed to the more efficient water-repellent surface.

The new high compression form-fitting socks were designed to match the water-resistant jerseys’ light-weight technology.

As for the design, it was only appropriate to keep intact certain elements, such as the Islanders crest and the Stanley Cup commemorative patch. In addition, the uniform incorporates the traditional tie strings in the front.

But at the same time, it was evident that with the 21st century’s first decade more than halfway over, there needed to be some stylistic improvements. The design of the arms and trim are more eye-catching than earlier sweater models, and with the addition of the number on front, players will be easier to spot.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 51 32 15 4 166 133 68
2 MTL 48 32 13 3 128 108 67
3 DET 50 29 12 9 149 129 67
4 NYI 49 32 16 1 158 139 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 BOS 50 27 16 7 134 124 61
7 NYR 47 28 15 4 139 112 60
8 WSH 49 25 14 10 144 125 60
9 FLA 47 21 16 10 115 132 52
10 PHI 51 22 22 7 140 151 51
11 OTT 48 20 19 9 136 136 49
12 TOR 51 22 25 4 144 156 48
13 NJD 50 19 22 9 113 138 47
14 CBJ 48 21 24 3 120 151 45
15 CAR 49 17 26 6 105 129 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 49 23 25 -1 48
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 49 9 25 15 34
B. Nelson 49 15 16 5 31
F. Nielsen 49 9 18 4 27
J. Boychuk 39 4 21 15 25
J. Bailey 37 8 14 7 22
N. Leddy 49 7 14 13 21
N. Kulemin 49 11 9 0 20
A. Lee 43 13 5 6 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 10 0 .912 2.42
C. Johnson 6 6 0 .865 3.43

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