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Wang makes playoff guarantee

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08:42 AM ET 10.26 | Charles Wang made the most of his time in the spotlight Thursday, and that included a bold prediction. No one knows when the NHL will start this season, but [Wang] feels good about where his team will finish if it does. "Yes, we're going to make the playoffs," Wang said on SiriusXM radio Thursday afternoon. "We should have even done it last year, but we didn't. And we're disappointed. We're going to make the playoffs and we're going to have a great run." Still basking in the glow of Wednesday's announcement that the Islanders will move to Brooklyn in 2015, Wang said his team will be competitive not just on the ice but for some of the marquee free agents who have declined to join the Islanders in the past.

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October 26, 2012  08:51 AM ET

Channeling his inner Mark Messier via the guarantee...

October 26, 2012  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Channeling his inner Mark Messier via the guarantee...

maybe he's talking about the KHL playoffs for this year.........yawn.......

October 26, 2012  09:07 AM ET

Burkie is Wang's hero.

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October 26, 2012  09:48 AM ET

At this point everyone is undefeated and in the playoffs

October 26, 2012  09:48 AM ET
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At this point everyone is undefeated and in the playoffs

Yes, even Toronto :)

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October 26, 2012  09:51 AM ET
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Yes, even To***to :)

Fixed.

October 26, 2012  09:59 AM ET

this is why owners should be neither seen NOR heard....

October 26, 2012  10:10 AM ET
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this is why owners should be neither seen NOR heard....

But maybe herded?

October 26, 2012  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

this is why owners should be neither seen NOR heard....

But if we 'heard' the players, wouldn't they be just like 'cattle'?

October 26, 2012  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Channeling his inner Mark Messier via the guarantee...

Messier was never delusional, tho.

October 26, 2012  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Messier was never delusional, tho.

and Messier has what, 6 more rings than Wang.....

October 26, 2012  10:15 AM ET

Have we officially hit rock bottom here at the NHL T&R? Three out of five threads are related to the Islanders.

October 26, 2012  10:15 AM ET
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But maybe herded?

or hurt?

October 26, 2012  10:16 AM ET
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and Messier has what, 6 more rings than Wang.....

Yes, but Wang isn't happy about that so things will change and free agents will come to Brooklyn and the Isles will go deep into the playoffs. Book it, Dano.

October 26, 2012  10:21 AM ET
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Have we officially hit rock bottom here at the NHL T&R? Three out of five threads are related to the Islanders.

...and one of them is about the Islanders making the playoffs, and a long run in them. So, yes, we most definitely have. I feel resigned to take it outside and put it down. "No ma, it's my sports communtiy site, I'll do it."

October 26, 2012  10:23 AM ET
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...and one of them is about the Islanders making the playoffs, and a long run in them. So, yes, we most definitely have. I feel resigned to take it outside and put it down. "No ma, it's my sports communtiy site, I'll do it."

It's the most humane thing to do.

October 26, 2012  10:26 AM ET
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and Messier has what, 6 more rings than Wang.....

And the mods won't let us discuss Wang rings.

 
October 26, 2012  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

And the mods won't let us discuss Wang rings.

There was a Baseball guy named Dick Pole once...it's true. However after a career in baseball I think he tired of the name and changed it and to get less abuse. However, he soon found out that he actually is a Dick Pole because changing his name to Bettman was worse.

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