UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 09: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders shoots the puck during warm-ups against the Washington Capitals wearing a St. Patrick's Day themed jersey at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 9, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)
They said, 'You're going to love the city. It's smaller than Philadelphia, but you're going to love it. You're going to love the fans. Just watching the playoffs last year, the fans seemed louder there than they did anywhere. I'm really excited about that.
— Forward Scott Hartnell on his upcoming season with the Columbus Blue Jackets