The New York Islanders are already gearing up for the 2008-09 season and beyond – and they're letting fans in on their plans.
Tonight from 7-9 pm at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the Islanders are hosting an Open House which essentially is a “shareholders meeting.” If you are a fan of the New York Islanders, if you invest a great deal of passion into this hockey team, consider yourself a shareholder. The Islanders do.
Fans can tour the Islanders locker room, learn all about Islanders season ticket plans with a chance to see first-hand what seats are available for you, meet Hockey Hall of Famer and Islanders Business Club executive director Mike Bossy and take part in the Islanders Fan Fest.
At 7:45 pm Islanders fans will hear from GM Garth Snow, head coach Ted Nolan and Senior VP Chris Dey on the direction of the franchise.
"This is the first opportunity of the off-season for Islanders fans to hear about our plan,” said Dey, the Islanders Senior VP of Sales, Marketing and Operations. “Our fans support us with everything they have; they just want to know what direction we are going. Garth will detail his plan to make our team a consistent contender. Ted will share his insights on team chemistry and how he always gets the most out of his teams. People can tell you a lot about what they are going to do, but you can generally see it in their eyes if they have the passion, desire and commitment to make it happen. We need to be available to our fans at events like this on next Wednesday so they can see it in our eyes.”
Besides their opening discussions, Snow and Nolan will take questions submitted by fans via newyorkislanders.com. Fans: here's your chance to ask all of your tough questions for the GM and Coach.
To have your question answered at the event – and later seen on Islanders TV – please fill out the form below.We'll see you tonight at the Coliseum. Doors open at 6:30 pm
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