Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Sounds of Silence

So last night I came home to the news that three very devoted members of the Islanders family were cut loose. It came as a bit of a shock, especially since it is hard to process that sort of information logically when it's about only ONE person. When it's THREE, well... it made my head spin.

My article at HockeyBuzz may not have been the most coherent one I've ever written, but it's what hit the keyboard in between IM's and emails.

This morning, after re-reading Greg Logan's article and getting another email, I posted this comment.

"What doesn't make sense to me is the actual logistics of such a move to simulcast. It's just my opinion, but I think there will be a decline in the production value.

I hope they know what they're doing.

What is hurtful is that these guys really love what they do and they love the team. The Islanders are on the doorstep of rebuilding and ground breaking. I'm certain they wanted to be part of the family that gets to celebrate success. So to have them removed, as a business decision, while understandable from a fiscal point of view, is just painful on an emotional level.

There is a level of emotional ownership when it comes to hockey. Those who work for it aren't immune to that emotion.

To Kinger, Steve-O and my buddy CJ, I wish you good luck in your next endeavor. But every time the Islanders family gets a little smaller, there will be fewer people to celebrate the good times with."

Have a good day people.


Christian A. said...

The Isles probably make a few more dollars and so does cablvision thats why they did it, but i really enjoyed going down to doolins for the post game show gunna mis those guys.

Anonymous said...

This just SUCKS!!! I can guarantee you the radio experience will go down hill FAST! UGH!!!!

Christian, I agree with you. We LOVED the Doolin's post-game broadcast. Our group was always front and center and Kinger and Mears ALWAYS took time to speak with everyone and answer questions after the broadcast. I feel for these guys. They will be missed.