Get Your T-Shirts & Hoodies -- and support Make-A-Wish (R) Metro NY

THANK YOU 20,000 times for making my wish of helping @MakeaWish @MAWMNYcome true!!!!!!


Update: We've now sold over 1,450 shirts and raised over $20,000! Un-beLIevable!

Since October, I have been commemorating the last season of Islander hockey at the Coliseum with my daily #ItHappenedattheColiseum feature. Recently, I was approached by @Islesblog to participate in a project for charity based on the "It Happened" theme.
The result is these gorgeous T-shirts and hoodies:
and now they can be yours.

Please visit to order. Check out for more on the campaign.
All proceeds benefit one of my favorite charities: Make-A-Wish® Metro New York.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tavares deal done!

Various sources, including @katiestrangESPN and @stapenewsday have confirmed it.  The Isles have announced a press conference for Thursday to announce the deal.  Terms appear to be 6 yrs/33 million.

Another NHL player signed a 6 year/$33 million deal this off-season.  His name is James Wisniewski.

Since late January, Isles have announced multi-year extensions with Moulson, Okposo, Grabner and now Tavares.  All of them, as well as Niederreiter, are under contract through at least 2013-2014.  If the term of Tavares' deal is correct it will take him through the 2017-18 season.  The only other Islander under contract for that season is Rick DiPietro.

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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