: Islanders Point Blank:
Superb Interview With Gord Miller
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05-01-2011, 01:43 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Originally Posted by
The Neil Smith "ERA."
Really? You mean all 40 or so days of it?
I don't care how Wang made his money. He's an incompetent NHL owner who's created the culture of a circus on Long Island.
Gord Miller is simply stating the truth. I can understand the knee-jerk reaction of wanting to attack Miller, but the frustration you feel is that of the truth of knowing Wang is the problem and the sad reality that he's going nowhere.
No, the frustration is Islander fans hailing this guys regurgitation of Toronto bias and Islander fans rejoicing in a "fresh and honest" evaluation from an outsider who has gained more knowledge of the Islanders circumstances based on a consensus of media opinion, while dismissing the positives of the young talent in the organization.
What exactly makes what he said so earth moving that Islander fans themselves have know for years? This interview was conducted recently after the Pitt/Isles grudge match in which the entire Hockey media lambasted the Islanders as a scourge of the league. Do you really think his opinion was unbiased?
And for Islander fans to feel somehow vindicated by any outsider (especially the always "fair and objective") Toronto media (yeah right), who know as much about the Islanders as his 10 games watching them allows, quite frankly is sickening.
Us Islander fans live and breath for our team and have earned the right to speak out, but I will be damned if I am going to give him the respect of his opinion that so many here are rushing to support.
Yes, our team analysts all give the bright side of things, that is what they do, but as fans I would hope we are smart enough to see this as just another fringe analyst preaching to the choir.
As stated earlier, does any true Islander fan agree the Rangers have a better young talent pool than the Islanders? Or that being one of the best teams in the NHL since December and in that time beating some of the top teams the league has to offer was a fluke? How does he just ignore that we had 5 20 goal scorers and 3 30 goal guys?
You Fans go ahead and bow to the "opinion" of a guy who spent his time dumping on your team, me? I'm gonna rely on what I saw over 82 games
As I stated earlier, this was the result of a backlash the Islanders received because we DARED to take no crap from one of the NHL's darlings, where dumping on the Islanders was in fashion and increased site hits.
It is just sad to see fellow fans embrace it.
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