New York Islanders Daily Links: A Heartfelt Goodbye

By Matt O'Leary
Dec 12, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo (21) against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. The Islanders won 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 12, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo (21) against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. The Islanders won 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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After spending his entire career so far with the Islanders. Kyle Okposo took to the players tribute to say his thanks to the fans of the New York Islanders.

We had our own goodbye written for Kyle Okposo, it went over well with everyone and even he read it. It’s a tough off season for the Islanders as they lose three key players. You could argue if they improved or not but you can’t help but miss these guys for their services for the Islanders.

The part that jumped out to me was when Kyle mentioned Game 3 in 2013. It was a noon start so players were staying in the Marriott across the street and he was woken up by the sound of “Let’s Go Islanders” chants at 7:45 am.

This sticks out so vividly to me because I was there for that game, the first playoff game I ever attended. The fans were awesome outside so early in the morning and once I got inside I thought the roof was going to cave in it was so loud.

"I remember hearing the noise of the crowd while we were sitting in the locker room before the game. It was shaking the building — literally shaking. The floor was bouncing and guys’ suits were banging off the walls of their lockers. Nothing needed to be said before that game because we were all so jacked up to play."

That quote hits close to home because that’s how I remember the old barn. Not the bad days where I would be sitting with about 1,000 other people on a snowy winter night. It’s the packed to max capacity that stands out the most and he summed that up perfectly. We wish him the best in Buffalo.

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Islander fans will hear from the new owners this week. Thursday night at 7pm at the Barclays Center is the Islanders town hall meeting with new owner John Ledecky. (SNY)

Jen was back at it again with her heartfelt sendoffs, this time for Matt Martin. The Islanders will miss him both on and off the ice. (Eyes On Isles)

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Patrick Hickey Jr says 2017 won’t be a repeat of 1993 for the Islanders. Patrick says this team is younger and more talented than the 94 squad. (The Hockey Writers)

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