Monday, March 13, 2006


New York Islanders: Crapped Out

As if things weren't bad enough for the New York Islanders this season, word comes of some serious gross crap happening to their workout facility. ( link)

The Islanders had a big 3-1 win in Boston on Saturday. Back home at the old arena in Uniondale, it was a different matter.

A sewage pipe burst in the Islanders' dressing room at approximately 7:45 on Saturday night. It is the second time broken pipes have caused damage to the Islanders' room in the Nassau Coliseum in the last year. In August the damage was major. This time, the damage was devastating.

The Islanders' workout room has been almost completely destoyed. It is estimated that over one million dollars of damage has been done. Luckily, the Islanders are on the road next week so preliminary repairs can begin, but there's little to no chance the room will be ready when the Islanders return to home ice on March 21.

Prior to the start of the 2005-06 season, Islanders ownership made the latest in a series of significant improvements to the team's locker room facilities at their own expense. Now when the damage is finally cleared, the team will be starting all over again.

It looks Mike Milbury can't stand the taste of his own management *yukyuk*

If the pipes already burst once and were kind of old, don't you think they should have been replaced? As a condo owner, I am well aware that a pipe replacement (and costly one at that) is needed every couple of decades of else you are going to get a very expensive accident and pay for your cheapness.

See, that's the thing about Nassau Coliseum. They don't call it the shittiest rink in the league for nothing.

All joking aside, there's been water damage there for many years. A close friend from Long Island tells me that the ceiling in the seating bowl has "significant" water damage, and it's been that way as long as he can remember. Imagine the water damaged ceiling caving in on spectators while a game was in progress.

I have no idea weather their current rink is owned by the team, the city, or Charles Wang. I've seen the plans that Wang has for brand new facilities, and they look really awesome.
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