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Monday, November 21, 2011

The Billy Jaffe Interview

A young guy named Steve Lepore has an extensive interview with Billy Jaffe for his "Puck the Media" blog.

Two excerpts, on his time with the Isles:

<<I worked with awesome people at MSG Network, a wonderful production
crew, just the best. These guys, especially the Islander crew, is top
notch. They don't have a lot to work with, it's an old building, tough
arena to sometimes work out. It's intimate, it's a wonderful building
when a lot of people are there, but it's tough sometimes, physically to
do things there. You did the best you can, and I learned so much working with those people. Can't say enough about what the people at the MSG
television network are like.>>

and on the mini- Easter Epic:

<<Well, it was up there, exciting-wise. It was Sergei Brylin who was the
last one to go, and Wade Dubliewicz made the save, and then did the
light-sabres as I liked to call them with his stick. Fans from Long
Island still talk to me about when John Madden scored with like two
seconds left, I said "Oh no!" on the air. Most Islander fans love that. I remember Mike Bossy coming up to me and saying, "Oh my God, Billy, I
was saying the exact same thing when you said that." Look, there were a
few people that chided me for it and I loved that too, because they were Devil fans [laughs].>>

You can read the whole thing here:

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

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