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Spano Remembered

The darkest era in Islander history is re-lived today, as a documentary about the team's notorious former owner John Spano premiers at the Tribeca Firm Festival in New York.  It was directed by actor and long-time Islander fan Kevin Connolly.  The film is scheduled to make its television debut in October, and is an absolute must-see for all hockey fans.

For those of you not familiar with the Spano debacle, here's the brief, but painful lowdown courtesy of Lighthouse Hockey.  It's not exactly Gary Bettman's finest moment.

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...Spano’s name was in the potential owner mix and he seemed like the perfect person to straighten out Pickett and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman’s problem child on Long Island.

Trust in Spano was built on layers of bogus paperwork and window dressing seen through rose-colored lenses. Spano claimed to be worth $230 million thanks to a trust set up by a very wealthy relative.

And Bettman’s a friggin’ lawyer???  [chortles]

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/19/13 at 03:12 PM ET

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Tasca's Take is written by Joe Tasca. Born and raised in Westerly, Rhode Island, Joe works as a broadcaster for seven radio stations in southern New England. Whether that's a testament to his on-air ability or because he has a desparate need for money is debatable.

Joe spends his summers playing golf, enjoying the beauty of Misquamicut Beach, and wining and dining girls who are easily awed by the mere presence of a radio personality. During the winter months, he can usually be found taking in a hockey game somewhere in North America. In the spring, he spends much of his time in botanical gardens tiptoeing through the tulips, while autumn is a time to frolic with his golden retrievers through piles of his neighbors’ leaves.