Stick To Your Roots
This is a petition to keep the logo and colors of the NHL franchise the New York Islanders exactly the same. All fans of the New York Islanders that appreciate the team's history should sign it. It's been rumored that they are looking to possibly change the colors and logo down the line to assimilate to the "style" of Brooklyn, more specifically the Brooklyn Nets black and white, despite owner Charles Wang stating otherwise. There have been focus groups, according to the NY Post, gauging fan interest in the idea. Here's the full story: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/so_like_isles_start_lookin_like_CXMENQtTB5PWxOamOgIYLO?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Business Again, we are absolutely against any change in colors. Just because they're moving 20 miles away doesn't mean they need to alienate the current fan base, and it'd be an awful marketing decision. Perhaps they may see a jump in sales the first year, but I would argue that they'd see that jump either way if the team is competitive, and it'd wear off shortly after regardless if the team isn't performing well. Fans might already feel they are losing the connection with the team, as it has always been "Long Island's team", still evident today by their current "beLIeve" campaign. Changing the logo and/or colors significantly would only further this feeling. As a disclaimer, I understand the marketing potential of Brooklyn, and fully support a THIRD jersey dedicated to the team's new home. But changing the team's primary jerseys and colors would do a lot more harm than good, and drive many many fans away. The same jersey that all the greats such as Mike Bossy and Brian Trottier wore must remain the same, it's as simple as that.