Monday, November 17, 2008

Islanders In Trouble?

Article from Newsday's Jim Baumbach: "Wang should speak up about Islanders' dire situation."

"In order for the Islanders to get a new home, for the Islanders to remain on Long Island and not wind up as a relocated franchise to Kansas City or Seattle or some other city, (Islanders owner Charles) Wang needs to...speak honestly about how grave this situation is."

First off, I try not to root for the failure of a current NHL franchise. I really do. That said, the New York metropolitan area has three teams, separated by roughly 42 miles. And the Islanders are drawing the fewest fans in the league so far this year and losing money.

Hopefully we're not in for a repeat of the Penguins saga, where KC becomes a pawn for Islanders ownership to use in scaring up a new arena on Long Island.

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