Those of you who have followed this blog for a while know that we have been clamoring for an Islanders DVD set for some time. Or, at least, I have. In June, we each did a list of the ten games we'd like to see on DVD sets for the Islanders and Rangers, not thinking it'd actually lead to anything. Then, a month or so ago, I noticed a poll on the Islanders' official website asking fans to vote on which games they'd like to see on a DVD boxed set, if one were to be made. That got me a little curious.
Tonight, I decided to search the Web to see if anything ever happened with it. I figured that if the Oilers and Canadiens had just come out with boxed sets, the Islanders couldn't be far behind. Turns out I was right. Amazon has a listing for an Islanders boxed set, entitled The New York Islanders Ten Greatest Games Collector's Edition, to be released on March 3 and priced at $34.99. Further research shows this wasn't just a random listing, either. Warner Home Video, the company that does the NHL's DVDs, issued a press release last week breaking the news about the DVD. So it looks like the DVD is really going to happen.
We don't have a listing of what games will be included on the DVD set, but that's okay. The important thing is that Islanders fans will be able to purchase a definitive set of the glory years and relive all of the classic moments of the franchise. I, for one, have total faith in Warner Home Video to not screw this up. The DVD sets for the other teams have been full of well-chosen games, and I expect this Islanders set to be no different. Hey, even if it sucks, what would you rather watch - Islanders games from 25 years ago, or a potential Rangers Cup run?