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The big news from yesterday was that long-time play-by-play voice for the New York Islanders, Howie Rose, is stepping down from the booth.
Newsday was the first to break the news. According to Rose, he’s stepping away because he wanted to reduce his workload. For the past twenty years, Rose served as the lead announcer for the New York Islanders and as the play-by-play announcer for Mets games on the radio.
The man’s voice will truly be missed. Look at your twitter feed and you’ll certainly think that something tragic happened to Rose by the way people reacted. Thankfully that wasn’t the case, but it shows just how great an impact a voice can have on people’s attachment to the game.
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Finding his replacement starts immediately says MSG. These are big shoes to fill. We at Eyes on Isles wish Howie the best. He deserves to have an offseason. His call on John Tavares’ goal over the Florida Panthers in breaking the Islanders first round slump still gives us shivers.
New York Islanders Round-up From Around the Web
Our other friends at Too Many Men on the Site (we have a lot of friends) argue that the Islanders need to surround Tavares with better linemates to succeed, and give a few suggestions. (Too Many Men on the Site)
Newsday continues their look at the changes coming to the New York Islanders forwards corps with their second installment. (Newsday)
With three capable netminders on the books, The Hockey Writes look at who is the odd man out for the New York Islanders, and what team may be a potential trade partner. (The Hockey Writers)
This day in history, the New York Islanders lose to the Edmonton Oilers in the 1984 Stanley Cup finals, leaving their Cup streak at four. (NHL.com)