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Dear Garth Snow:

Just fire yourself.

"... this year, obviously, was a sub-par season.", says the man who made Nolan a household name again because Nolan happened to get the WORST ROSTER IN THE NHL back into the playoffs. Now, you let him go because of PHILOSOPHICAL DIFFERENCES!?


You know what my philosophy is? That your team is going to once again finish at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, and you'll get exposed for what you are: nothing but Milbury's Bitch.

This wouldn't be as laughable if this wasn't the Islanders. What a joke this team is.


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Jul. 14th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)

Kind of an odd team name to have in New York, anyway. Now, if it was Nassau, that'd make a little more sense.
Jul. 14th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
The Islanders play in Nassau.
Jul. 14th, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC)
I was thinking of Nassau in the Bahamas. ^_^; But there is a Nassau, New York, isn't there? Oops.
Jul. 14th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
Nassau County is in New York, on Long Island. That's where the name comes from.

It should also be noted that Long Island, due to the location, terrible stadium, terrible amenities and poor record, is not a place free agents look to play in.
Jul. 14th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
So let me get this straight.

The Islanders, a team that hasn't won anything in 30 years, are pissed that their coach "only" got them to the playoffs?
Jul. 16th, 2008 06:21 am (UTC)
And you want the Canes retracted. Brilliant logic there.
Jul. 16th, 2008 08:15 am (UTC)
If I were forced to come up with a plan to drop four NHL franchises, sadly, the Canes would have to stay; you win a Stanley Cup, you stay as an NHL franchise.

That doesn't obscure the fact that your local fanbase is only good for buying pretty jerseys, that the majority of people I talked to when I went to see a game in the middle of a playoff race against the team they eventually lost out to (Washington) didn't know anything about the team's history, or the fact that no tickets sell if your team isn't having a great year.

Are the Islanders a model NHL franchise? Don't make me laugh; they're an embarrassment. But that doesn't absolve the inherent problems with having an NHL team in Raleigh.
Jul. 18th, 2008 06:23 am (UTC)
So you are basing this yet again on personal experience? I went to NYC last year, and I asked people on the subway about the Rangers and they had no clue. They were worried about the Giants and the Yankees. So by your own logic we should retract the Rangers and the Mets.

Jul. 18th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
You're going to get that anywhere other than Canada at this point; the Rangers routinely sell out, have routinely sold out for decades upon decades (even in the early 2000s, when they were AWFUL), and are also one of the most recognizable and popular teams in both countries, along with Detroit and Toronto. Just because fans in NYC have other thoughts - mainly driven by the local media - doesn't mean they don't pay attention.

You cannot say that about the Hurricanes and never will be able to, just the same as any other warm-weather team save maybe the Sharks. Carolina, and all points due south, is and always be a minor area when it comes to hockey; when the Hurricanes stop being good, the fans will stop coming, and the money will dry up. It's happened before, and it will happen as soon as those conditions present themselves.

And by your strawman logic, we should also retract the Knicks and Jets, too.

Carolina is and always will be an outstanding area for basketball and NASCAR, and around Durham/Raleigh, baseball. Trying to pigeonhole other sports in that area is faddish. But I'm sure you'll find one thing I said here and pick at it, that's your M.O.
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