Birth of a Dynasty: The 1980 New York Islanders

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The National Hockey League saw the birth of a new dynasty in 1980. The New York Islanders had been an expansion franchise in 1972 in the New York City suburbs of Long Island. For years they played in the long shadow of the big-city New York Rangers and were considered the league's laughingstock during their first season. Miraculously, eight years later, they were champions. Despite their mercurial rise in the 1970s--which included a first-place overall finish in the 1978-79 season--the Islanders were still considered ...

Birth of a Dynasty: The 1980 New York Islanders 2004, Sports Publishing LLC, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9781582613338

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