This team is a fucking joke. Maybe just maybe, Owen Nolan was going to bring some respectability back to this once storied franchise but no, not with this team. The Islanders continue to be the laughingstock of the league. We know who calls all the shots for the team. Wang and Milbury. Wang fired a knowledgable and experience gm in Neil Smith and hired a puppet who has no influence over the decision making, Garth Snow. Milbury is the real gm of this team.
Milbury tried to sign DiPietro (Dipi-ayto as Chris Russo likes to call him) to a 15 year contract last year but thankfully that deal didnt go through. After a mediocre and disappointing year by Dipi he is rewarded with a 15 year contract. A FIVE year contract wouldve been too much for him. He is an immature crybaby and will never be an elite goalie but yet he is set to be an Islander for the next fifteen years. This team is a fucking disgrace. I cant imagine what the next fifteen years are going to be like. Its going to be a nightmare with all the fucking Rags fans taking over the Coliseum four times a year and mocking DiPi.
If Gary Bettman actually cared about the fans he wouldnt let this deal go through. Sidney Crosby or Alexander Ovechkin wouldnt even get a deal like this. But somehow Rick DiPietro does. Only the Islaners could pull a move like this.
This season is going to be pathetic. I dont know what Wang is thinking. Hes a fucking retard who doesnt know a single thing about hockey. The Isles will have the lowest average attendance for the second straight year. The attendance at at least 50% of the games will be less than 10k. The only thing I can hope for right now is for Wang to somehow sell the team.
The Islanders also signed Victor Kozlov today to a one year contract. Good move.
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