During Game 3 of the 1995 Stanley Cup Finals between Detroit and New Jersey, ESPN's Steve Levy gave viewers a preview of the New York Islanders jerseys that would debut at the start of the 1995-96 season.
Yes, Steve, the "future of the National Hockey League" indeed. I'm pretty sure he paid off those two kids with some Sour Patch Kids in order to get them to look happy. That's got to be one of the worst moments of their lives now, being the first ones to don those now-legendary horrible uniforms. No Mr. Levy, I doubt Don Maloney gave them a call, considering he didn't have a job for too much longer. And he would have just thrown them into the Pierre Turgeon deal for Kirk Muller or the Benoit Hogue deal for Eric Fichaud anyway.
You can't help but think about the Islander fan (yes, you in the corner there) enjoying the Stanley Cup Finals back then, before suddenly learning that the Gorton's fisherman would now be your beloved hockey teams' logo. You probably choked on your Entenmann's cookies realizing you'd be haunted by fish sticks jokes for the rest of your life.