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"The Skinny" … on the Openers By Eric Hornick The NHL released the schedule for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday.  It'...

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

This ... is ... Isles Jeopardy

Common Bonds for $2,000, Alex.

The answer is: Jeff Van Gundy, Jack Kevorkian, 5.5% unemployment

The question:  What were some of the top newspaper stories on March 9, 1996?

1.  Knicks Nix Nelson; Van Gundy Takes Over
2.  Jurors acquit Dr Jack Kevorkian
3.  US unemployment drops to 5.5% -- brightest job news in 13 years
4.  Dow drops 171 points -- 3rd largest ever
5.  Gretzky Who?  Kings are on a Streak (3-0-1 since trade)

and in the agate:  Bruins loan Steve Staios to Providence (AHL);
                            Islanders at Winnipeg 3:00pm ET

That was the last time the Isles faced Winnipeg ... until Thursday that is.
 
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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