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We're All Islanders: Reasons For Voting Yes

I originally lived in Brooklyn, NY, which for those of you outside of New York is not very far from New York City, Madison Square Garden and the New York Rangers. I lived in Brooklyn as a kid for most of the 90's but couldn't tell you a damn thing about hockey. My closest friend and his father were die hard Rangers fans so every now and then I used to see a game on TV, especially when they were in the playoffs. But still, I couldn't say I knew much. Only when I went to my friends house would I pick up a plastic stick and fool around with a ball in his driveway, but other than that, the game of hockey was a complete unknown.

I moved to Long Island with my family in 1996. ...

Who Will Be Next To Captain The Islanders?

There have been many great hockey players who have played for the New York Islanders that were honored in wearing the C on their jersey as captain. The most recent is Doug Weight, who announced his retirement a few weeks back and has accepted a new role with the team as an assistant coach. His leadership and advice will continue to serve well in the locker room and on the ice, but it will be time for someone new to fill the void.

Many feel that Mark Streit would be fitting for the next captain. He's one, if not the most reliable veteran on the team and produces consistently as the team's offensive defenseman who quarterbacks the power play. He arguably has been one of Garth ...

Hall-bound Leaf Heroes; Burke's Qualified List

 

 

The Leafs qualified a number of free agents on Monday, in order to retain their rights with the organization. Luke Schenn, Tyler Bozak, Clarke MacArthur, Matt Lashoff, Luca Caputi, Ben Scrivens and Greg Scott all remain with the club, while Brayden Irwin, Christian Hanson and Fabian Brunnstrom did not receive offers. C-Mac was plucked from the Thrashers organization last year when the club balked at his arbitration award. While he appears to be headed for arbitration once again, it is still possible that an accord can be reached both pre-and post-judgement. His work on the Grabo line makes him an attractive ...