As for my memories of LaFontaine as an Islander, too many to count in
one posting. Some bitter memories, but today is all about the good
memories for me.
Not too many more times anyone associated with the Islanders will be
going into the Hall of Fame soon.
Would love to see the Isles name a day and put #16 in the rafters.
Incredible deal to get the rights to draft him, was at his first game
in Toronto where he had a hat-trick at MapleLeaf gardens (I was
there) and almost found a way to get the Isles back into contention
at the end of game five of the finals with two goals in the first
minute of the third peirod.
His early years with Bossy, Potvin and Trottier produced some amazing
games, also the unforgettable four overtime vs Washington and the
goal against Bob Mason on Easter Sunday. He also had the overtime
winner against New Jersey in game one of the 1988 series vs the
Pat LaFontaine, Class, Hall of Famer.