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Some Guy Might Buy the Isles

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Not sure who he is, but apparently he played for the Isles at some point. Allegedly he wore #16. Anyway, I guess he might be interested. Be nice if somebody else bought it anyway.

John Tavares signed with SC Bern in Switzerland

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John Tavares will join his captain Mark Streit in Bern. He signed for two months and is expected to arrive in Switzerland next tuesday. His first practice is scheduled on wednesday. SC Bern is Europe's top attendance draw and is known for its very loud fans

An NHL tenant for Seattle?

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Looks like a team that wears orange and blue and that is having a hard time replacing their decrepit arena may be interested in heading west.

Because I am a geek

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and you guys need a GM to be a target for your barbs in the absence of real hockey, I am doing a simulated season featuring the Islanders and Sound Tigers using the Eastside Hockey Manager 2007 platform. And, as a desperate plea for help, I'm blogging it. I've got enough content now to roll out 2 updates a day to get up to the season opener, then I'll be doing a game or two each day.

Islanders moving from Long Island? Nevah!

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At least according to Chicago Wolves owner Don Levin, who is considered the favorite to own a potential Seattle based NHL franchise: "I can tell you there are not teams for sale that are available to move," Levin told ESPN the Magazine on Wednesday. Not the Coyotes? Or maybe one day the Islanders? "My understanding is that the Phoenix deal, [Greg Jamison] has come up with the money," Levin said. "The answer to the Islanders moving is never. They're not moving out of that market. No chance that's going to happen."

CANCELLED: Isles-Devils Barclays Center Exhibition

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Not yet officially cancelled but it seems all but inevitable. This whole lockout really chaps my ass. I didn't have tickets but was looking forward to hearing about how the Barclays center would be able to handle a hockey game and whether or not it could be a viable future home for the Isles. Welp... at least there's this- "Good tickets remain for the Harlem Globetrotters on Oct. 7."

Chris Chelios VS. Gary Bettman

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This made me laugh. Not Isles related but considering the talk these days, I figured it was appropriate. I cant believe we are going through this again after all that has happened in the past. Enjoy

Sports Economics on EconTalk

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Interesting podcast about sports economics issues, especially arena/stadium building.

John Tavares Wins Eighth Championship

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No. Really. I know it's only a pipe dream, but it does run in the family.

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