Sometimes your glass is half-full. Sometimes your glass is half-empty. It's tough to look at getting fired from a storied franchise, which you helped return to glory with back to back Stanley Cup semi-final appearances one season ago, as a half-full event. However, in some cases, the grass may actually be greener or "hoppier" on the other side.
He changed a franchise. He changed a community. The New York Islanders were building a great franchise but when Mike Bossy came along, something clicked. The Islanders had a goal scoring machine. Two years later, #22 was hoisting the Stanley Cup, the first of four straight for the Long Island NHL franchise.
On Friday, the Nassau Coliseum turns 50 years-old. Every major musician from Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Paul McCartney, to Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, U2, Matallica, Billy Joel and some form of the Grateful Dead 44 different times, targeted a concert run at the Nassau Coliseum. It's an intimate venue to play with 14,000 of your best friends.