In spite of their struggles in the standings this season, interest in the New York Islanders
has hardly waned if phone calls to the "NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman" are any indication.
Virtually all season long, Islanders fans have been clamoring as to when Bettman would get either owner Charles Wang or GM Garth Snow
as a guest on his show. On Thursday night, the fans got both.
Wang and Snow addressed issues regarding the team's future on Long Island and attempts to rebuild the team, first with Bettman and then nine callers who waited patiently through the show to have their questions answered and concerns heard.
Wang, who has owned the Islanders for the past decade, said he felt it was his "civic responsibility," as someone who moved to New York at the age of 8 to buy the team and attempt to make it successful in Nassau County.