0559: Freak Out Flashback II

Two Freak Out Fridays ago, I shared a couple of concepts from my childhood — proving that my fascination with this part of hockey goes back a very long way. But enough of you were amused by my scribblings that I thought I'd offer up another set. I wouldn't call this a concept, though, so much as a hand drawing of the Islanders' fisherman jersey. As a kid, I thought it was the coolest thing. Now? Well, let's just say my tastes have changed somewhat.

I'm sure you're wondering what in the world this is. My youngest brother Mark, who was eight years old at the time, was captivated by the two newest teams in the NHL — the Hurricanes and Predators. So much so that he created a Franken-jersey, mixing the two together. Unfortunately, he did it backwards because I would've been more interested the saber-toothed hurricane (Syfy movie idea!) than whatever this is. But cut him some slack. It was a lot of years ago.