Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Remembering the Islanders' dynasty days

While watching last night's BOSTON BRUINS and NEW YORK ISLANDERS hockey game on television, I couldn't help but remember the dominance of the Isles during my youth.
Boston won last night's game, 4-1, despite sustained pressure by current Islanders such as John Tavares, Matt Moulson and Kyle Okposo.
The Isles really could have used Mike Bossy, Denis Potvin and Bryan Trottier -- three of the players that lifted the Long Island team to the heights of a dynasty when I was in middle and high school.
Those Islanders won STANLEY CUPS in a dominating, four-season span -- 1979-1983.
Clark Gillies, Butch Goring, Ken Morrow, John Tonelli, Bob Nystrom and the ridiculously good goaltending pair of Glenn "Chico" Resch and Billy Smith were among the other stars of those Islander glory days.
The team wears the same uniform today, but so far struggles to reach the same level of play as their spectacular forebears.


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