Mike Bossy

Pat Lafontaine of the New York Islanders takes a slap shot during warm ups prior to a game against the Los Angeles Kings at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Oct. 4, 1990. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Islanders To Honor LaFontaine On March 24, Prior To Game Vs. Wild

After representing the United States in the 1984 Winter Olympics, Pat LaFontaine jumped straight to the NHL and joined the Islanders in the midst of their quest for a fifth consecutive Stanley Cup.


Hockey Hall of Famer and New York Islanders legend  Mike Bossy, seen here back on Oct. 13, 2006 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Bossy Embracing Islanders’ Fast Start To Final Season In Nassau

Mike Bossy heard plenty of cheers at the Nassau Coliseum during his 10-year Hall of Fame career. Lucky for him, he still hears them today.


Curtis Martin  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 29-20

Continuing with our weekly rankings of the best local athletes by jersey/uniform number, here are numbers 29-20.


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.


Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers controls the puck. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: The NHL Is Back! Great — Now Fix It!

Instead of merely bean-counting, the NHL’s caretakers should be looking for ways to bring the game back from the muck it’s become.


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B&C Morning Show: Islanders Great Mike Bossy Calls In

New York Islanders legend and Hall of Famer Mike Bossy called into the program this morning to talk with Boomer & Craig about the upcoming ‘Met-Rx Skate with the Greats.’


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.


Mike Bossy and Bryan Trottier

Islanders’ Mike Bossy, Part 2: Trading In A Sweater For A Necktie

After leaving the game at the conclusion of the ’86-’87 season, Islanders legend Mike Bossy began a strange journey that featured him trying a little bit of everything.


Islanders retired numbers

Islanders’ Mike Bossy, Part 3: The Young And The Restless

Mike Bossy was cautious when asked about what he thinks Garth Snow’s game plan will be. He took a wait-and-see approach, but also emphasized that it takes two to tango when it comes to acquiring talent.


Nassau Coliseum

Nassau Coliseum: Old? Yes; Hockey Graveyard? Hardly

There is something positive to be said about Nassau Coliseum. It’s antiquated for sure, but when it is the stage for meaningful hockey you will forget all about what it doesn’t provide.