New York Names Streit Captain/Notables

New York Islander Fan Central | 9/21/2011 05:34:00 PM | | |

Islanders website: Announced Mark Streit, as the 13th captain in the organization’s 40-year history on Wednesday.

The full press conference has been posted, featuring Streit, General Manger, Garth Snow, Head Coach, Jack Capuano and owner Charles Wang on several subjects.

NYIFC Comments:
Well earned honor for a respected veteran like Streit, no announcement on assistants. Felt like Snow, Charles Wang and Scott Gordon's press conference from a year ago was yesterday.

Brian Rolston tweaked his groin at practice and will be reevaluated tomorrow per the Islanders twitter feed.

Obviously someone read my suggestion on renovating the Coliseum.

Bottom line is Charles Wang interested? Smart money says give him full control of Coliseum events, in exchange for 14m in rent and eighty nine percent of revenue, the answer is yes because he was willing to agree to that.

He was also willing to do a renovation for the Lighthouse Project.

Reality is the financing plan agreed to for the referendum, does pay off a renovation over time, whether it be Nassau or another private developer.

Given Mr Wang's history, he is not going to speak or distract the hockey season with arena issues and that's a great thing. Shockingly, the referendum has not clouded camp as I expected for sure it would.

Rob Carlin has also left Msg, no word on any replacement for him or Deb Placey, while Dolan's television people are in Albany to show a road preseason game for the house team.