Could The Prodigal Son Come Home?

Could this man be in the owners box someday?

An interesting question, to say the least.

According to an article in the New York Post, former Islander great Pat LaFontaine has been contacted by some European investors about purchasing the Islanders from Charles Wang.

Wang has said that he would not allow his team to play at the Nassau Coliseum after the 2014-2015 season, has said that he could sell this team, if the price is right.

According to sources, the Islanders, who were purchased by Wang in 2000 for 130 million dollars, are currently valued at 149 million.  These investors from Europe, apparently are not wishing to spend 300 million for the team, however.

LaFontaine, who played eight seasons in Islander Blue and Orange, is still in the top six in scoring, despite the short time here.  He is still an fan favorite to this day, and would be a welcomed sight back to his first hockey home.

#16 has not been back to the Nassau Coliseum since his fall out from the team, after the quick firing of GM Neil Smith.  LaFontaine, hired as an advisor to the team, did not like the way that Smith was removed and resigned immediately.

It would be interesting to say the least.  What do you think?  Put in a comment, and let us know.

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