NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Islanders may have a new owner soon, at least that’s the read NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has on the situation.
Bettman said Tuesday that current owner Charles Wang has received a “number of expressions of interest” from potential buyers. Though nothing appears imminent, the Islanders remain an attractive franchise, even with all of their well-documented problems over the last two decades.
“The last public communication on this was Charles Wang’s statement saying that he is listening to the expressions of interest that he’s getting, and he hasn’t decided whether or not he’s going to take them to the next step. But he is listening,” Bettman told ESPN. “I spoke to him as recently as this morning, and his position on that has not changed, but he is getting a number of expressions of interest.”