Kukla's Korner Hockey
As a radio personality, I’m used to hearing people accuse the media of deliberately stirring the pot. It’s a common complaint, and a difficult one to refute, especially when you read columns like the one written today by Damien Cox regarding the future of the New York Islanders.
As you know, the Islanders’ request to bond money for a new arena was decisively shot down by the voters of Nassau County on Monday. According to Cox, the vote result was a clear indication of Long Island’s disdain for the team’s owner, Charles Wang:
It’s hard for an owner to become this toxic in a community, but Wang seems to have accomplished that. Fans won’t come to his team’s games — the average attendance of 11,059 was worst in the NHL last season — and the manner in which he has operated the club — signing Rick DiPietro to a 15-year contract, hiring a university to do radio broadcasts of the team’s games, selecting the team’s backup goalie to be the new general manager — has alienated many hardcore supporters….
Wang needs to excuse himself from the picture. The NHL may or may not work any longer on Long Island, but it certainly can’t work with him as the owner.
Raise your hand if the name Joe Tasca sounds familiar. Joe was involved with the hockey blogging community in the ‘early’ years.
I am proud to announce Joe will be blogging on a regular basis right here at Kukla’s Korner. Joe will focus on all topics hockey.
Please welcome Joe and you old-timers, let him know you remember his work.
Some of you may remember. Some of you have probably forgotten. Most of you just have no earthly idea.
My name is Joe Tasca. For the last 13 years, I’ve worked as a radio broadcaster in southern New England.
Seven years ago, I started a hockey blog called Tasca’s Take. It was an experiment at the time, and it sure didn’t last long. For the better part of 2004, I wrote extensively about the NHL and professional hockey as a whole, expressing my opinions as candidly as possible. Back then, hockey blogging was in its infancy, and as a hockey fanatic languishing in baseball-mad southern Rhode Island, I relished the opportunity to become involved in a daily conversation about the game I love with rabid fans across the continent.
About Kukla's Korner Hockey
Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.
From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.
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