Breaking: McKenzie Says Wang in Preliminary Talks to Sell Majority Stake in Team

Per TSN Insider Bob McKenzie, Islanders owner Charles Wang is in discussions to sell a majority stake of the franchise.

@TSNBobMcKenzie: NYI owner Charles Wang in talks to sell majority stake in NHL franchise. Nothing done yet, no telling if it gets done, but talks underway.

As of this post, no further details are available. 

For long-suffering fans of the team, this is the best news surrounding the team in over a decade.  And for a fan base  desperate for a glimmer of hope in an otherwise lost season, this is possibly better than any news short of winning a championship. 

Speculation will surely start flying soon about who is the potential buyer. The first group that comes to mind are the Barclay's Center folks- Bruce Ratner and company. With the team's move to the arena in a year and a half, it makes too much sense for it not to be them. Time will tell.

But for now Islander fans will be able to dream of a better tomorrow and maybe gaining an ownership group committed to winning. Something we all deserve. 

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