Sometimes your glass is half-full. Sometimes your glass is half-empty. It's tough to look at getting fired from a storied franchise, which you helped return to glory with back to back Stanley Cup semi-final appearances one season ago, as a half-full event. However, in some cases, the grass may actually be greener or "hoppier" on the other side.
He changed a franchise. He changed a community. The New York Islanders were building a great franchise but when Mike Bossy came along, something clicked. The Islanders had a goal scoring machine. Two years later, #22 was hoisting the Stanley Cup, the first of four straight for the Long Island NHL franchise.