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Maven's Memories: Oh, Captain, My Captain

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Joined: June 1st, 2005, 7:01 pm

September 4th, 2018, 7:06 pm #1 ... -299929742
If there was a single type of individual the Islanders required as they battled through their inaugural season, it was one who already had experienced the National Hockey League wars, both losing and winning.
The club's first captain had to instill confidence in the young players around him while earning respect based on his past accomplishments as well as his roll-up-the-sleeves work ethic.
That man was Ed Westfall, and his life as a big-leaguer was a study in highs and lows that blended into the key word, experience.

Sometimes I grow so tired, but I know I've got one thing I got to do...

What puckhead says is Islander law

Come in with the milk

"A leader, once convinced a particular course of action is the right one,
must have the determination to stick with it and be undaunted when the going gets rough."

Ronald Reagan