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02-11-2013, 11:22 PM
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Everyone has some gripe with there owner... I mean look a couple years ago at us we all hated Dolan. Most of us still do but were being kept at bay by winning. Im sure in the near future Knicks and Rangers fans will be booing Jimmy again.
But as far not adding pay roll before the season started, who would have come?? You didnt have a permanent home before the season started. The previous seasons he damn sure tried he offered Christian Ehrhoff a huge boat load of cash... Do you think he was offering it knowing he wouldnt accept it? I mean thats a pretty big risk No? What if he accepted what would Wang have done if he really couldnt pay him the money.
Before you go killing Charles Wang lets see an offseason post Barclays announcement. If he doesnt even try.. then fine. But Its more likely hes going to want a good team heading into barclays than a bad one and i think they will find there Deron Williams.
Wow, a Rangers fan making sense!
Typical your post wasn't responded to yet, it makes sense. My posts seem to get a lot of the same treatment.
There has yet to be an off-season with the knowledge that the Islanders have secured a deal in a modern arena. By the time the announcement was made, it was too late to do anything in free agency.
People are all clamoring to make a trade, well trades just don't happen all that often during the season. The Islanders aren't in a position where one guy puts them over the top. You don't make a trade just for the sake of making it. You only do that if your team is really close and needs to be shaken up. That isn't the case with the Islanders.
Some genius on here suggested the Islanders trade Okposo and a 2013 1st rounder for a stud defenseman. Because there are SOOO many of them out there that teams are just going to give them away for a high draft pick and Kyle Okposo. Get real!!!
The Islanders trades for Lubo (3m in actual salary) in the off-season for a 2nd round draft pick. I've read at least 10 times over the last 3 days that Wang and Snow are way too cheap and just do things to save every last penny they possibly could. This move directly refutes that. They could have let PAP walk, said they expect Boyes to bounce back and completely fill his shoes (even though they knew they'd be lying) and continue to pinch those pennies. That wasn't the case. Garth went out and made a move to improve the team.
Don't get me wrong, I know the Islanders are cheap. But some of you with your ideas are just absolutely ridiculous. And as far as revenue sharing goes, I don't think the Isles actually qualified for any revenue sharing until after the new CBA because of their geographic location.
So not only have the Isles been handicapped by SMG (Until the deal we renegotiated 2-3 years ago) they were also handicapped by a lack of revenue sharing even though they were losing millions of dollars.
I don't think Charles Wang is some sort of victim, but the Islanders have been dealt with some pretty unlucky circumstances.
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