Kevin Schultz, Islanders Point Blank:Kyle Okposo got left off of the USA Olympic Ice Hockey team. Have you heard? But before we let this horse lie, we’ll let Islanders play-by-play man Howie Rose get a word in. At the top of the broadcast of tonight’s game at the Coliseum against the Blackhawks, Rose self-admittedly got on a soapbox and ranted about Okposo’s snub.
“When you’ve been where the Islanders have been for the last two decades, it stands to reason that you are going to find yourselves disrespected. More so than most other teams in the National Hockey league,” Rose said just before puck drop.
“It’s not only a grave injustice but another and unfortunate example of a New York Islander or the New York Islanders being disrespected.”
Here’s the full video: