After readings the comments to my last post, it’s now clear to me that the impression I intended to make was not translated to those who read it. It was never my intention to “bash” the New York Islanders. I was actually “bashing” the Detroit Red Wings. I did not wish to insinuate that, had they played with the intensity they normally do, the Red Wings would have won. I was attempting to say that it appears to me that Detroit does not hold the Islanders in as high regard as they do other clubs, which is shameful. It is this pathetic display that prompted me to pen that post in the form of an apology letter. The tone of that letter was to be taken as somewhat snarky and sarcastic, including the pithy excuses I made up to explain their lack of commitment in Tuesday night’s game. However, once I read it again, I can definitely see how the wording, without the emotion, can be construed as lamenting on a loss which should have been a win. For that, I apologize. I did not, in any way, wish to offend anyone on this site, particularly the fans of the New York Islanders.