Middletown, N. J. – This is the last submission sitting in our EyesOnIsles inbox regarding the fan retrospectives. This one is a top 10 list and we all know there are two things people seem to respond to the most in journalistic pieces : polls and lists.
I would like to personally thank each and every person who participated in this as it turned out real nice for our fellow readers and the staff alike. We truly enjoyed reading all the perspectives on what the season meant to them in their own words. Official EyesOnIsles stickers are on the way as our little reward for taking the time to share.
With the closing of the series, if anyone still would like to participate, please send us your submission to [email protected] We pledge to post each and every opinion we receive with very little, if any, editing.
Submitted by : John Whitty, Richmond, VA
What the season meant to me:
- 1. Buying the NHL season ticket on FiOS because my team was relevant again.
- 2. Watching a team mature over a season with desire and grit
- 3. Playing with the other big dogs of our division and taking them head on – with a chance to win!
- 4. Coming in second in our division
- 5. Hearing our team’s name around the league as a group to watch out for – routinely
- 6. Looking forward to October
- 7. Having a valid place in the power rankings
- 8. Knowing we’ve got some fire power below the parent club that’s coming up
- 9. Wondering if our owner will spend money to keep it going and
- 10. BEING PROUD ONCE AGAIN TO BE AN ISLANDER FAN