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08-08-2008, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by nyr7andcounting View Post
To be honest now that we have a salary cap I don't think it means much who the owner is anyway. A few teams have a really active owner, so it would be cool to have like the Mark Cuban of the NHL. But other than that, and hiring a GM once every 5-10 years, the owners don't have much impact on the day to day team anyway.
Trust me, it matters. Charles Wang, while securing the Islanders' place on Long Island, is the biggest reason why the Islanders have had no direction since 2000.

You'd better hope that you get an owner who will hire the right people and not get involved himself (or herself).

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