Sansided
NY Islanders News

New York Islanders Daily: Players React To Charles Wang’s Passings

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 21: The New York Rangers and the Calgary Flames hold a moment of silence for former New York islanders owner Charles Wang prior to their game at Madison Square Garden on October 21, 2018 in New York City. The Flames defeated the Rangers 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 21: The New York Rangers and the Calgary Flames hold a moment of silence for former New York islanders owner Charles Wang prior to their game at Madison Square Garden on October 21, 2018 in New York City. The Flames defeated the Rangers 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
facebooktwitterreddit

Current and former New York Islanders players share their thoughts and experiences with Charles Wang on the day of the former owners passing.

Yesterday was a tough day for the New York Islanders as their former owner, Charles Wang passed away at 74 years old. Wang was a big part of keeping the Islanders on Long Island and the fans and players appreciated him for that.

The passing of Wang is a tough loss for the NHL, and his former players wanted to send him off the right way with some kind words. Between keeping the Islanders in New York and expanding the NHL’s reach to China, Charles Wang had a huge impact on the NHL.

Here are some tweets from former Islanders who wanted to share their thoughts on Mr. Wang:

This is only the beginning of it. The Rangers held a moment of silence before their game last night in one of the classier moves in recent memory. The Rangers were hosting the Calgary Flames and former Islander Travis Hamonic was in tears when he learned the news of the passing of Wang. That’s the kind of impact he had, he genuinely cared about his players.

Charles Wang was instrumental for keeping the Islanders in New York and he should be appreciated for doing so. Lou Lamoriello should look to add a patch on the Islanders jersey honoring Charles Wang for the remainder of the season.

Isles Tweet of the Day

Our Stuff

Prospects: A look at how the Islanders prospects are doing

The New York Islanders have one of the best prospects systems in the NHL. The roster might be filled with vets right now, but with the talent coming up that will change, and soon.

Next. Brent Burns Won’t Get More for Slew-footing

News: Former Islander Owner Charles Wang dies

Charles Wang, who owned the New York Islanders from 2000 to 2016 passed away today in Oyster Bay surrounded by family.

facebooktwitterreddit