How the Islanders leave Nassau early
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01-14-2013, 03:38 PM
Join Date: Sep 2006
Originally Posted by
Twine Seeking Missle
you're talking about happened 30 friggin' years ago!
Let's see... you can move the team 25 or so miles west into a state of the art building in the biggest city on the planet where the "joke" tag will be IMMEDIATELY removed or you can keep them in suburban purgatory for two lame duck years where the spending problems Wang has now will persist. Yea... I think I'll go with the former.
If you think for a second that the "joke" tag is removed because they change addresses you are sadly mistaken. That tag goes away once ownership starts spending some money and puts a quality product on the ice. That tag goes away when they get rid of the former back up goalie as the GM. That tag goes away when they hire a real coach.
Where they play doesen't matter if ownership is dedicated to winning, which we all know Wang is not. If you need any proof just look at the Mets. Shinny new stadium that was only half full by the end of its first season. Why? Cause they sucked.
People don't like to watch losing teams. It is a simple concept. In 2001 when Wang took over and they sold out almost every home game, they did so cause of Yashin, Peca, Osgood et al and they won. Quality players, quality product. DiPietro, Guerin, Hilbert, Sim, Pock et al and they lost. Crappy team, crappy results, empty building.
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