New York Islanders
Petition to Jon Ledecky
Induct Pat LaFontaine into the Islanders Hall of Fame
The Islanders drafted Pat LaFontaine third overall in the 1983 NHL draft. The Islanders acquired the pick from the Colorado Rockies for Dave Cameron and Bob Lorimer in 1981. It turned out to be one of the greatest trades in team history. LaFontaine scored 566 points (287 goals, 279 assists) in 530 games for the Islanders, taking the torch from Mike Bossy and Bryan Trottier as the Islanders’ top offensive threat. LaFontaine became the first player not named Bossy or Trottier to lead the Islanders in scoring in 10 years, when he notched 92 points in 1987-88. LaFontaine led the Islanders in goals and points for four straight seasons; his best statistical year coming in 1989-90, when he scored 54 goals and 105 points. Number 16 ranks sixth in Islanders’ all-time scoring and 5th in goals with 287 and became the second Islander to score 50 goals in a season. Pat ranked 7th in the fan voting for the greatest all-time islanders His greatest Islanders moment came on April 18, 1987 when he scored at 8:42 of quadruple overtime to beat Capitals, 4-3, in Game 7 of Patrick Division semifinals. Game ends in early hours of Sunday, April 19, and is remembered as the "Easter Epic." arguably the second most memorable goal in franchise history. Pat founded Companions in Courage in 1997. Their efforts have gone to raising funds to build interactive playrooms in hospitals throughout North America. Through innovative communications tools, these playrooms replace the isolation of a hospital with a connection to family, friends and celebrities during each hospital stay. In 2003 LaFontaine was inducted into both the United States Hockey Hall of Fame and the Hockey Hall of Fame. Following his trade to Buffalo, Pat played six seasons with the Sabres where he had 385 points in 268 games. The Sabres inducted him into their Hall of Fame in 2004. There is just one Hall of Fame that remains for Pat LaFontaine, the New York Islanders Hall of Fame. Pat joined the Islanders as a consultant in 2006 but left six weeks later when Charles Wang fired newly hired general manager Neil Smith.Wang and LaFontaine reconciled and Islanders honored Pat in the final season of Nassau Coliseum. He dropped the puck in the ceremonial faceoff but the team did little else to honor one of the greatest player in team history. Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin, it is time to bestow the honor that the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, Hockey Hall of Fame and Buffalo Sabres have and induct Pat LaFontaine into the New York Islanders Hall of Fame.
Petition to New York Islanders
Keep Sparky the Dragon as the NY Islanders Mascot
Since 2001, Sparky the Dragon has been our beloved mascot of the New York Islanders. He won the hearts of the younger fans which made a new generation love the team just as much as the die–hard fans. With the Islanders moving to Brooklyn, we lost the our fuzzy friend who brought happiness to fans of all ages. With your help, we can bring back a major part of our tradition as a team, and bring back Sparky.
Petition to Barclays Center
Change The Barclay Center Islanders Goal Horn
The New York Islanders Have moved to the Barclays Center and the new goal horn is absolutely horrible. https://twitter.com/barclayscenter/status/648669476335013888 THE HORN IS BAD AND YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD
Petition to New York Islanders Corporate Offices
John Tonelli's #27 should be retired
A petition for New York Islander's fans who believe John Tonelli deserves to have his number 27 retired and hanging next to 31,23,22,19,9 and 5 before the team moves to Brooklyn. He's the best left wing in team history,over 200 goals as an Islander (over 300 on career), assisted Denis Potvin on Game 1 OT goal in cup finals in'80,assisted Bobby Nystrom on game winning OT goal cup clincher in '80, assisted Wayne Merrick on game winning goal in '81 cup clincher, scored game winner in 15th straight record breaker against Colorado Rockies in '82, tied game and scored game winner in '82 elimination game against Penguins,scored game tieing 3rd Period goal in Game 4 Vs. Rangers in '84 playoffs, an integral part of all 4 cup teams, All Star Games, 90 and 100 point seasons, 30 and 40 goal seasons, 1 of only 43 NHL players to have a 5 goal game, 1984 Canada Cup MVP, not to mention a tenacious competitor and a great teammate who loved to perform for the fans ....and the fans loved him too / come join us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/488398081273142/ Read: http://27fortonelli.blogspot.com/