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Would You Buy The Islanders For $300M?

from Josh Kosman and Larry Brooks of the NY Post, 

One of the greatest New York Islanders is looking to make a comeback.

Pat LaFontaine has been contacted by some European investors about the possibility of buying the money-losing team and keeping it on Long Island, The Post has learned.

LaFontaine, who starred for the Islanders for eight seasons and is in the top six in goals and points in team history, is intrigued by the opportunity and may look to put together some sort of bid, sources said.

Islanders owner Charles Wang, who is seeking a new arena and has vowed not to play a single game at the aged Nassau Coliseum beyond the July 2015 end of his lease, has quietly let it be known that he is willing to sell the franchise if the price is right, sources close to the NHL said.

Unfortunately for LaFontaine, who still lives on Long Island and is active in charities there, that price is said to be a sky-high $300 million.


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Winged20Wheel's avatar

I know AtoY is live blogging the lockout. So that Made me think… Can we just ignore the lockout and after each day games were supposed to be played have a convo about how the game should have turned out? We can vent about sammy and how happy we are that those stupid whistles for JT weren’t included in the trade.  It will make foruck less depressing hockey talk.

Posted by Winged20Wheel on 10/01/12 at 01:30 PM ET

Winged20Wheel's avatar

For. Not foruck. Whatever foruck is.

Posted by Winged20Wheel on 10/01/12 at 01:31 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Winged20Wheel, start a blog in the KK Members Blog if you think it may work.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/01/12 at 01:36 PM ET

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