UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 30: Matt Carkner #7 of the New York Islanders walks to the ice for warm-ups prior to the game against the Washington Capitals at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 30, 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