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Movie Review: The John Spano Saga in 'Big Shot'

The ESPN 30-for-30 doc is about more than just John Spano's fraudulent near-purchase of the Islanders in 1996. Director Kevin Connolly uses vintage video, memories and humor to craft a must-see film about his favorite team that fans will love.

Law & Owners Special Islanders Unit: John Spano

The seventh and final chapter in the series. John Spano conned the NHL and almost bought the Islanders in 1996. But what seems like a bizarre, isolated incident speaks volumes about the Islanders, their many owners and their abused fanbase.

Law & Owners Special Isles Unit: Walsh & Greenwood

Part two of the series. Stephen Walsh & Paul Greenwood were minority owners of the Islanders for about four years. Today, they face much more time than that in prison for bilking retirement funds & universities out of over a billion dollars.

As 2015 Looms, Charles Wang's Legacy Hangs in the Balance

With 2015's expiration of the Nassau County lease and an uncertain future, New York Islanders Charles Wang's legacy hangs in the balance.

Owners, or What People Forget about the Isles

Chris Botta's recollection of the bizarre John Spano fraudulent ownership of the Islanders is a good reminder for haters: See how your club would survive such mismanagement.

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