Rangers President and Glen Sather released a statment today urging fans to help keep the New York Islander in New York when there is a vote on a new arena on Aug. 1. Here's the statement released by the Sather:
"The rivalry that has existed between the Rangers and Islanders for almost 40 years is one of the best in hockey and in all of sports. The intense passion and emotion involved in these games is something we cherish and would like to see continue for generations to come. We urge Rangers fans, Islanders fans and all hockey fans in Nassau County to vote yes for the referendum on Monday, August 1".