Howie Rose, who has served as the television voice of the Islanders for 20 years, is not hiding his anger over the franchise leaving Long Island (Berman, April 25).
“All that stuff, I just get angry, I’m pissed off they’re leaving,’’ said Rose, a Nassau County resident. “I’m not happy about it in the least. I’m not yet in the process of trying to make sense of it in a historical standpoint that creates wistfulness. My blood boils thinking about them leaving. Sorry if I don’t have any flowery prose.’’
The Islanders trail their series with the Washington Capitals 3-2. If they are unable to comeback and win game 6 (home) and 7 (away), tonight will be the final game ever played in the Coliseum.
“The Islanders should’ve been on Long Island for freaking forever’’ Rose said. “This has nothing to do with Brooklyn – I hope they have eternal success there.’’