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New York Islanders Owner Jon Ledecky Addresses The Media

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 21: New York Islanders owner Jon Ledecky stands at attention during the national anthem prior to the game against the Arizona Coyotes at the Barclays Center on October 21, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 21: New York Islanders owner Jon Ledecky stands at attention during the national anthem prior to the game against the Arizona Coyotes at the Barclays Center on October 21, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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New York Islanders owner Jon Ledecky addressed the media today, along with Doug Weight and Garth Snow but didn’t offer much information.

Black Monday, the day that was supposed to be the end of the Garth Snow era. At least in the minds of the New York Islanders fan. It seems like the owner isn’t of the same mindset of his fans though.

Today, Jon Ledecky read a two-minute poorly worded, propaganda-filled, cliche press release to the media. He did not field any questions from the media, he briefly spoke and turned the conference over to Doug Weight and Garth Snow.

Here’s a video if you’d like to subject yourself Mr. Ledecky’s words:

If you didn’t want to subject yourself to the sludge spewed from ownership, I don’t blame you. It was the same nonsense Islander fans have been given for years. “We’re looking to the future” or “the future is bright” is something I’ve heard about this team for as long as I’ve been on this planet (23 years).

In the Islanders mind, the future never comes, it’s just something to look forward to when you’ve been poor to mediocre in the present for a quarter century. This mirage of a future sounds nice in theory, the only issue is it’s not coming.

That’s the impression Jon Ledecky gave today. With Doug Weight and Garth Snow sitting by his side, and Newsday’s sources all signs are pointing to a Garth and Dougie reunion tour hitting hockey rinks in fall of 2018.

With the most important offseason in recent memory about to begin the Islanders are going back to old reliable Garth Snow for a 13th season. His one-playoff series winning, poorly budgeted, mediocre built teams yielded him another kick at the can. Good to see where the owner’s mindset is.

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Ledecky said he would take time to evaluate the future of the team. After the most underachieving season in New York Islanders history how much more time does one really need?

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