He perpetuated maybe the greatest fraud in sports history. But he claims that he did it for all the right reasons.
The Islanders are at a crossroads. The rebuild is at a pivotal juncture. If Garth Snow doesn’t find a way to entice significant parts to this team via free agency this summer, this already untenable situation could get a whole lot worse.
The tale of these two teams is quite simple. The Rangers are on a tear near the top of the Eastern Conference, while the Islanders are better than just three other NHL teams.
Though disturbing in many ways, many fans probably cannot contain their mirth, disgust, or complete lack of surprise, that Mike Milbury, the Islanders’ former coach and general manager, was charged with assaulting a minor late last week.
Brookline police Capt. Tom Keaveney said Milbury was an assistant coach on his son’s team when he allegedly attacked a player on the opposing team.
No corner on the Islanders season has been turned just yet. However, being able to put on the brakes to this year’s losing streak is far different to last year’s spin out into oblivion. That is a clear step forward.
Ok, I admit it. I chuckled a little bit Wednesday night when Rick DiPietro got taken down with one punch by Penguins goalie Brent Johnson. That’s a lie, I chuckled more than a little bit.
Let’s just get right to the point and lay it all out there. The Islanders stink for two reasons…