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Gary Harding

Gary Harding is the “EYES” of the eyesonisles.com blog.A former President of the Islanders Booster Club, and a season ticket holder for over 20 years, Gary qualifies as a ‘long suffering’ Islander fan. He, and his wife, Claire, sit in row A of Section 317, and attend just about every game possible, as well as a few road games in the year, too.He has been a member of the “Islanders Blog Box” since 2008; a project that allows bloggers like him, to be able to obtain media cridentials to Islander home games, and get the perspective of reporting a game, just as if he is a full blown member of the media.Gary, born and raised in Levittown, on Long Island, has been working for a major car rental company for almost 25 years. He has been married to Claire for almost 5 years. They met on a bus trip to see the Islanders play in Montreal. Gary also is a fan of the New York Mets, Long Island Ducks, New York Jets, Everton of the English Premier League, and is a big fan of the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Gary is also an accomplished bowler, having achieved perfection on May 4th, 1994, by bowling a perfect 300 game. His highest league average ever was 216, and highest series was 798.Favorite Isles Moment – Everyone says the cups. They were great. However, I was not a season ticket holder, or going to the games, so my favorite, was the 1993 march to the semi’s – beating Washington and Pittsburgh – the best was seeing Darius Kasparitis punching Lemieux like a rented Mule!Favorite All time Isles player – Tie – Bossy on Offense, and Glenn Healy at the net.Favorite Current Isles player – Okposo and JT – of course – and with every day appreciating the play of Andrew MacDonaldFavorite NHL City – Not Long Island – Vancouver with a close second to Ottawa – followed by Montreal (spot a pattern here?)Favorite player – not an Islander (I like watching Ovie! – He is animated, funny and makes his mark)Team I hate the most (what do you think?)Gary currently resides in Halesite, Long Island. His e-mail address is gharding14@gmail.com.