Dear Islanders fans,— Kevin Connolly (@mrkevinconnolly) February 26, 2019
Please don’t yell at me. I’m just thinking out loud. Maybe we should take the high road Thursday night when JT returns to the Coliseum. The future is bright for our team. Let’s show the league that we’re all class... (cue the mean tweets) @NHL @NYIslanders
-Kevin Connolly, a New York Islanders super fan, is telling fans to behave themselves this Thursday when former Islander John Tavares comes to town with his new team, the Toronto Maple Leafs
-It will be Tavares' first time back since signing with the Leafs
-Tavares signed with Toronto because he's from there, as is his wife, and it was his childhood dream to play there
-Tavares left the Islanders at a time when their future arena, coach, and team roster were all in question
-Islanders fans have called him a "Snake" (Taylor's impact!)
-Long Islanders have been pissed since he signed on July 1, 2018, and plan to boo/wreak havoc at the Nassau Coliseum
-The Islanders are first in their division, so things haven't entirely been in shambles since he left
-Ralph Macchio agreed with Kevin Connolly
On board with that. I’ll be there to cheer the 2019 Isles. Best response to JT in the house. Win the game! https://t.co/laLmUn6KtE— Ralph Macchio (@ralphmacchio) February 26, 2019
Bonus: Incensed Islanders fans created a "Dear John" video to tell him that they will never forgive him.
The TV version of our #Isles fans #DearJohn letter will debut at 11:45am on @News12LI. There will also be a 3 minute extended version on https://t.co/tkPpEdoT6Y later today. pic.twitter.com/6CuBcHZC3K— Kevin Maher (@KMaherNews12) February 26, 2019
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Gritty gifs welcome in this post!