Islanders fans support Tavares selection

Islanders fans support Tavares selection

There are 6 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 26, 2009, titled Islanders fans support Tavares selection. In it, Newsday reports that:

The orange and blue confetti poured over center court at Nassau Coliseum , and the fans - some of whom had said they were going to riot and tear out their seats if the Islanders drafted anyone but John Tavares - were elated and appeased.

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Passaic, NJ

#1 Jun 26, 2009
A no-brainer selection. I'm not sure about de Haan, though. Let's hope that the injury bug stays away!!

“Hoping LI moves past the 70's”

Since: Feb 08

Long Island

#2 Jun 26, 2009
I think they had even more people there than that... during the time we came in to the draft, after they checked the guys and looked in the girls pocketbooks there was nobody scanning our tickets. The house was absolutely rockin tonight.

Mahwah, NJ

#3 Jun 26, 2009
JOHN TA-VA-RES!!!!!!!!!!
Jim R

Bridgeport, CT

#4 Jun 27, 2009
I must admit that even though I'm an Islander fan I do feel a bit sorry for Tavares. Glad they got him though. If he helps restore them to respectable team he'll like Long Island.

Bronx, NY

#5 Jun 27, 2009
i heard that the little fat chink boy on the stage during the selection will be replacing Sparkey as the Islanders Mascot-
I think they're gonna call him " CHUNKIE"-
19 Isle in NJ 22

Somerset, MA

#6 Jun 28, 2009
Our tickets weren't scanned either (there were 4 of us) ... I wonder how they kept attendance ... We walked in and they just gave us a draft card and scouting report.... shruggs ... Who cares anyway ... it was a thrilling time.

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