Islanders Three Best Chants from Original John Tavares Return Game
That’s Our Captain
Five minutes into the second period on February 28, Anders Lee scored. It was pandemonium. At that point, the Islanders had a 2-1 lead over the Leafs, and the buds didn’t look like they had the fight to come back.
The game was effectively over with more than half of it left to play.
But it wasn’t just the score that made fans go nuts, it was that Anders Lee, the Islanders new captain scored the goal. We’ve cheered Anders Lee goals before, he scores enough of them. But this was different.
Anders Lee was the new Islanders captain. A captain that started the year saying his favorite quality was loyalty. Now, whether that was directed at Tavares or not doesn’t truly matter. Lee was saying exactly what we wanted to hear.
We as fans were loyal, we want our players to have the same qualities. So when Lee scored the juxtaposition between him and his predecessor were there for everyone to see. Lee was our loyal captain getting up for big games, while the former didn’t convey loyalty and was wilting like a flower.
Fans started chanting: ” That’s my captain!”
It was defiant. It was pointed. And it meant something.
Want your voice heard? Join the Eyes On Isles team!
Hopefully, Islanders fans are as loud tonight as they were back in February and welcome Tavares and his friends back with some of these beauties.