- Lighthouse Hockey is a great website for Isles news, and last night they didn’t disappoint. I was alerted to this tweet by Matias Strozyk about Lubomir Visnovsky suffering an elbow injury. He missed the Sept. 30 game against Metallurg Magnitogorsk, which Bratislava (Lubo’s team) lost 3-2 in a tightly played contest. Right now, it looks and sounds like he won’t be playing for a bit.
- This morning saw a revelation in all of the New York Post’s bold-font headlined glory: apparently, ex-Islander Pat LaFontaine has been “approached” by some investors to try and purchase the New York Islanders.
We’ll let that sink in for a bit. Go on, I’ll wait.
Okay, better? Good.
Now, let’s not get hasty. First off, the “details” (or lack thereof) and attribution sound shady at best. It’s all “sources close to the NHL say,” which could mean anyone from LaFontaine himself, to an Isles intern, to Gary Bettman’s dog. The investors are “European” — no specific country, no history, no actual information other than that. It reads more like some whispery stairwell gossip, rather than a legitimate news story. Even if this is legit, Charles Wang would be asking a pretty hefty price for the Isles, and considering his past dealings with LaFontaine… oh, you can just imagine the drama.
Still… it’s nice to think about, isn’t it? Too bad it’s probably never going to happen.
Until next time.