This Rivalry Goes Back a Bit
The Islanders and Rangers resume pleasantries Tuesday, from opposite ends of the standings.
In the wayback machine, here Gerry Howatt (8) turns next to longtime Ranger Dave Maloney (26) - brother of eventual Ranger teammate Don, who later briefly played with the Isles, GM'd for the Isles (*sigh*, he giveth Turgeon, and he taketh Turgeon away) and currently GM's for the Coyotes.
As depicted in the 1976 Stuart L. Daniels book by Stan Fischler, "The Triumphant Islanders: Hockey's New Dynasty." (Note the clairvoyance in the subtitle.)