In this SFGate article, there is something that I find puzzling:

What are “islanders” in this context? Puerto Ricans? Pacific Islanders? :confused:

I suspect it means immigrant residents of Caribbean islands.

Since this is a New York case, it’s possible, but unlikely, that it refers to locked-out hockey players from Long Island.

Well, they’re probably all out looking for work, and I would imagine a lot of employers wouldn’t want to employ a bunch of scarred, toothless Canadians. :wink: