--- In Islanders-SoundTigers@yahoogroups.com
, kentduffer@a... wrote:
> Has this person Todd Boe had financial troubles like thsi when he
owned other sports team>
His father almost forced the Islanders into bankruptcy in the late
seventies until the team was bought and saved by Pickett. Roy Boe
founded the Islanders and owned the Nets before they had to be sold
and moved to New Jersey.
> It might sound bad for the Islanders to do this but it's this
caused by Boe not paying??<<<
Looks that way, but it's one article.
I imagine this will pick up steam if it's in the courts and could
kill the affiliation in two years when the contract expires because
there could be bad feelings. That is not even the worst case senario.
I think it goes without writing what that would be.
I do not even want to think about the Islanders pulling prospects
and hopefully neither are they. I saw this with Lowell and it was a
What I do not like reading is the problems with the radio bills
because it indicated this runs deep.
Todd Boe's quotes comments about Wang buying the Nets are weak and
not his business. Bottom line, if Boe has financial obligations to
meet he has to meet them when they are due. From this one article we
do not know when they were due so who can say if Boe is late with his
payment or not.
All we know is there is a problem that is such a big problem it's
Roy and Todd Boe have a new building and loyal fans with good
attendance. Todd Boe has given a lot of interviews and even this year
had nothing but enthusiam for the fan turnout, it's a new building so
should have some respectable revenue streams.
Wang and Kumar cleaned up all litigation when they bought the
Isles. For Wang to have to do this is horrible news.
All it does is cause a distraction for the Tigers and their loyal
fans who deserve better. Islander fans have lived thru this and it
just puts a cloud over everything including the games.
For now we can follow along, but it's more important to follow the
Maybe Wang simply takes over the club in the end. He could not ask
for a better affiliation.