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New York Islanders Acrylic Hockey Display Cases
Sports souvenirs are valuable and you’ll want to protect your collection with our specially designed New York Islanders Display Cases. Our acrylic cases can hold business cards, jerseys, pucks and helmets and include an engraved New York Islanders logo on each piece.
History Of The New York Islanders
The New York Islanders were founded in 1972 and can be considered part of a political move to freeze out one league from getting a foothold in the Nassau Coliseum. The team was actually part of a plan instigated by the NHL to try to keep the rival WHA from getting into one of the largest sports markets in North America. It proved to be a successful move on the part of the National Hockey League as the Islanders met with immediate fan support and success. The team was so successful that it won three Stanley Cups in a four year span during the 1980’s.
The Islanders are one of three NHL franchises based in the metropolitan New York City area which includes the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers. The close proximity of the teams has helped to build healthy rivalries with one shared with the Rangers referred to as the Battle of New York.
The team’s fortunes changed in the 1990’s which saw troubles in the form of financial issues, poor ownership and management, low attendance and an arena that has not aged well over the years. These issues have also had an effect on the on-ice product as the Islanders have not won a division title since 1987-1988 and won their last playoffs in 1992-1993. After a decade of attempts at renovating the aging Nassau Coliseum, the Islanders announced in 2012 they would be moving to Brooklyn for the start of the 2015-2016 season.
The team colors are Royal blue, orange and white and the team is part of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference.
There have been a number of New York Islanders who have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of fame including Al Arbour (Coach 1973-1986, 1988-1994), Mike Bossy (1977-1987), Clark Gillis (1974-1986), Denis Potvin (1973-1988), Billy Smith (1972-1989), Bill Torrey (General Manager 1972-1992) and Bryan Trottier (1975-1990).
The New York Islanders have won four Stanley Cups (1979-1980, 1980-1981, 1981-1982, 1982-1983), 6 Conference Championships and 6 Division Championships.