Charles Wang Statement on New York Islanders Sale Reports

In response to reports of talks to sell the team, New York Islanders owner Charles Wang has issued a statement (first posted to Twitter by Newsday's Arthur Staple):

"In recent months, there have been numerous expressions of interest in the purchase of the New York Islanders. As I have consistently stated, I have been and remain willing to listen. However, potential buyers expressions of interest in the team or even my listening to them does not mean that any deal will be reached."

Taken at face value, this is in the "yeah, people always talk" category. However, the mini-storm -- started by one tweet from Bob McKenzie, remember -- struck enough of a nerve to elicit a statement from an often tight-lipped organization.

So...same as it ever was? Or something more this time?

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