It’s been a long time for me and, I’m sure most of you, to look at these Islanders and –NOT HAVE THAT FEELING… Hmm…Feeling??? Yea, like back in the old days, (Circa 1978) when we had something building and no one took it seriously, oh it’s those record breaking LOSERS from the under shadow of the Rangers… they got lucky again-they’re not good. Ron Greshner and Dougay lead the Rangers to the NVMC and the losers got lucky, Billy Smith is a nasty person, Brian Trottier is just some kid from the Netherlands of the North and Mike Bossy? ain’t that a cow’s name? and of course the eternal - Dennis Potvin SUCKS!! …Eddie Westfall is too old and these kids don’t have a clue.
Hmm… the Rags did beat us in the Playoffs that year, BUT and a BIG butt at that, the kids learned…they learned what it took for them to be a winner and what it took - not be a winner. So, the following year they embarked on a journey that no other team had ever done before or since – 4 CUPS and 19 Series wins in a row to get them…
Is this the same? You know, history repeating itself? Afterall aren’t the Oilers – retooling and almost there? Are there to be rematches of yesteryear? Hmm… The Rangers are already ready to fall, as they did back then, and a young upstart team led by a kid from the North (JT) and a guy named for a beer(MM) – is it too early to hear Rag's fans say NEILSEN SUCKS? (sorry Dom - I had to do that to add emphasis) And isn’t Nabby too OLD?… Hmm I wonder…what about you? DO YOU HAVE A FEELING?…YET?
or, is it this Tropical heat and Ganja laden atmosphere that's got the better of my senses... either way - feels Goood Maahn!