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A clarification on today's column

Here's what I wrote off last night's "Nordiques Nation" rally at Nassau Coliseum.

I made a mistake in one of the final sentences. I wrote that Charles Wang "won't spend more on established stars until he has a deal with Hempstead to build his dream development."

This isn't entirely true, based on offers made in July to Paul Martin and Dam Hamhuis, among others over the last few seasons; what I meant to say was that Wang won't continue to lose millions and will keep overall costs down until he has a deal for the future.

The Islanders do have the lowest active-player payroll in the NHL, since their payroll includes Alexei Yashin's buyout number, but they have attempted to bring in free agents that fit their rebuild.

 

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