• Report: Islanders owner in talks to sell team

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Mar 28, 2014
    It’s obviously better than where the Islanders were. Before we get into celebrating the potential end of Charles Wang’s ownership of the New York Islanders, let’s acknowledge one thing: There might not be a New York Islanders, or Brooklyn Islanders, without him. So I think I know exactly how New York Islanders fans are feeling now that there’s a report team owner Charles Wang is looking to sell the franchise after nearly a decade-and-a-half of paying their bills. News that Charles Wang is negotiating to sell the New York Islanders was described as, “a perpetual sale in motion,” by one hockey industry insider. The Islanders are set to move to Brooklyn's Barclays Center at the start of the 2015-16 season, when they begin a 25-year lease agreement that was brokered back in 2012. Wang has been an owner of the beleaguered franchise since 2000. Now, nobody was overjoyed it took the march of time and the grim reaper to unseat Ballard from power, but after suffering through his bizarre decisions and stubborn adherence to a game plan that made little sense to anyone, all we cared about was there would be a new energy, a new spirit to try and repair the damage that had been done to a once-proud organization.
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      I’m no longer a fan of any team, but I’ll always remember what it was like growing up in Toronto as a hockey lover in the Harold Ballard Era, and the unbridled relief that washed over my friends and I when the eccentric Maple Leafs owner no longer was i…

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