Bryan Trottier

Patrick Ewing, center, then of the Orlando Magic, grabs a rebound against the Boston Celtics during a game at TD Waterhouse Centre in Orlando, Florida, in 2001. (Fernando Medina /NBAE/Getty Images)

10 Tri-State Area Franchise Faces Who Looked Awkward In New Places

Here are 10 franchise cornerstones who left their Tri-State Area teams for a last hurrah or two, but just didn’t look right sporting different colors.

12/03/2014

Walt Frazier #10 of the New York Knicks drives to the basket against Dave Cowens #18 of the Boston Celtics during a game played in 1973 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 19-10

Continuing with our weekly rankings of the best local athletes by jersey/uniform number, here are numbers 19-10.

10/30/2014

Hall of Famer and former head coach of the New York Islanders Al Arbour speaks to the media during a press conference on Nov. 2, 2007 at Nassau Coliseum. Arbour signed a one-game contract and coached his 1,500th game for the Islanders on Nov.  3, 2007 against the Pittsburgh Penquins. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Ex-Islander: Legendary Coach Al Arbour Suffering From Dementia

Bryan Trottier, the Islanders all-time leader in points, assists and games played, revealed the news during an interview with WGR radio’s “Sabres Hockey Hotline” on Tuesday.

08/14/2014

The New York Islanders celebrate a power-play goal by Mark Streit #2 (3rd from left). (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Islanders Have Opportunity To Make Name For Themselves Again

No, this team will not bring back the echoes of the great Islanders dynasty of 30-plus years ago. They are not going to win the Stanley Cup this year. But this team is young, hungry and improving. They have become the team that nobody wants to play.

04/25/2013

Johan Hedberg (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Schwei: Devils Notes And Observations From The Week That Was

Johan Hedberg recorded his first shutout of the season, a 3-0 win for the Devils over the Islanders. It was Hedberg’s eighth shutout with New Jersey, breaking a tie with Chris Terreri for the second-most in club history.

02/04/2013

Islanders Hall of Famer Mike Bossy

25 Years Later, Bossy Is Still ‘Mr. 50-50,’ Now ‘Mr. VP’ And Forever An Islanders Legend

Mike Bossy’s career was the stuff of make-believe, because when you are done assessing his statistics, trophies and all other accolades in between, one very important factor is sometimes lost in the shuffle. He was forced to leave the game he dominated at the age of 30.

WFAN–06/23/2011