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Report: additional suitors for Isles emerge

Apr 18, 2014, 11:59 AM EDT

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From SportsBusiness Daily:

Philadelphia attorney and hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway is no longer alone in his pursuit of the Islanders. According to a financial industry source, Islanders Owner Charles Wang has received interest in his team from at least two other potential buyers.

No word on the identity of those potential buyers, but it’s not surprising that additional suitors have emerged after news broke last month that Wang was exploring a sale.  At the very least, there were bound to be tire-kickers.

Of note, if it is Barroway that eventually buys the financially challenged club, it doesn’t sound like he plans to be one of those meddlesome owners.

A source tells SBD: “From what I can tell, he wants to be an owner and just hire the best president, general manager, and sales and marketing executives that he can find. He wants to sit in the owner’s suite, enjoy the hockey, and let everyone do their jobs.”

The Isles have one season left in Uniondale before they move to Brooklyn.

  1. bcisleman - Apr 18, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    What I have heard makes me think retaining Snow will likely be a condition of the sale. Sale likely will not happen until after the move, if at all.

  2. 950003cups - Apr 18, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Islanders are just terrible. What has Snow done to deserve his job? Countless top picks and they only made the playoffs in a half sees son since 2007. Both ending up in a first round bow out. Last time they got out of the first round was 1993. Since that year they’ve qualified for the playoffs 6 times in over 20 years, all of which were bounced out in the first round.

    Snow had been there for 8 years.

    He has to go.

    • stcrowe - Apr 18, 2014 at 8:12 PM

      Show some gratitude. Snow gave up a lucrative career as a backup goalie to become GM.

      In all seriousness, I agree that he has to go. If you had asked me one year ago, I would have said that Snow has put together a surprisingly decent lineup when you consider what a Gong Show it is working under Charles Wang. However, his recent handling of the Vanek situation is just incompetent and unacceptable.

      If Wang sells, I can’t imagine Snow being kept on.

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