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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 ...more
Hardcover, 250 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Sports Publishing LLC
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David
Apr 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Good overview of the Islanders early days. Could have ended sooner. Kind of dragged at the end after the dynasty was over and the book continued to document all Islanders from that time until they left the team. Worth a look if you're an Islanders fan. Otherwise might be worth it for hockey fans in general, but just stop reading once they lose the cup to the Oilers.

Chris Auer
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved reading more of the history of my all time favorite sports team. Now i am going to have to look into more books about the dynasty years.
Lance
May 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
The New York Islanders won four consecutive Stanley Cups (hockey’s championship trophy) between 1980 and 1983. This book by Alan Hahn chronicles that first season when the team had the label of a “choker.” This was deserved as the team had much talent but never seemed to be able to win when needed in the playoffs.

That changed during the 1979-80 season when the team added key players such as Butch Goring to go along with so many talented players already on the Islanders’ roster such as Denis Potv
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Rick Marcello
Sep 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a hockey fan and a sports fan in general, this book was an excellent and entertaining read. As the author describes the action I felt I was on the ice with the players. This book was well written and I would recommend to any real sports fan.
Jamie
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this! The Isles are so hot right now.
Andrew
Dec 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
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A must for any Islanders or hockey fan who loves the game. Details and stories on one of the best dynasties in all of sports. I even know Ranger fans who read this book.
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Alan Hahn co-hosts "Hahn & Humpty" on 98.7 FM ESPN New York, along side Rick DiPietro from noon-3 p.m. on weekdays. He has hosted shows on 98.7 since 2012. In addition to his work on the radio, Hahn has appeared on television pre-game shows for the New York Knicks on MSG Network since 2011.

Hahn wrote for Newsday until 2011, covering the Islanders and Knicks at different points in his tenure th
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