Thursday, February 26, 2009


So the Islanders lost 5-4 tonight in shootout. The fact that they even got a point in this game proves that they have not thrown in the towel yet. Exceptional opportunities created by Sean Bergenheim tonight, but he only converted on one. One season ticket holder who sits near me thought it was Bergy's best game yet as an Islander. Unfortunately the picture to the left does not tell tonight's story, but I so wanted to use it anyway.

Here are the rest of thoughts on tonight's game bullet style as usual for a home game.

  • Ian White of Toronto scored early to make it 1-0 Toronto at the 1:23 mark. That was all the scoring in the first period

  • The Brendan Witt as a forward on the power play experiment seems to have ended.

  • Dominic Moore scored a shorty to make 2-0 Toronto at 0:57 of the second period

  • Dean McAmmond scored his first goal as an Islander to cut the Toronto lead to 2-1 at 14:32 of the second period.

  • Brendan Witt takes a five minute major penalty for elbowing at 2:21 of the third period. He also gets a Game Misconduct penalty.

  • At 3:30 Bergy bypasses Ian White and scores a beautiful shorthanded goal to tie game at 2-2.

  • At 5:35, Pavel Kubina scores a PP goal for Toronto to cash in on Witt's 5 minute major to retake the lead for Toronto.

  • Nik Antropov scores a 90 seconds later to make it 4-2 Toronto.

  • Islanders tie the game 4-4 on goals by Mark Streit and Jon Sim (yes, Jon Sim)

  • After the Isles dominated the overtime play, they lost in the shootout. Jeff (I love shootouts) Tambellini had the Islanders only goal in the shootout.

  • Islanders lose 5-4. They were lucky to get a point out of this game.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Penguin

Sydney Crosby is not playing in tonight's game due to a reported groin strain. The Islanders don't get a shot for at least the first 7 minutes. Bruno Gervais gets stripped up of the puck twice in the defensive zone on one play. The Islanders successfully defended the one power play that they gave Pittsburgh on the Holding penalty taken by Dean McAmmond at 2:24. After one period, there is no score and Pittsburgh is out shooting the Islanders 8-6. The Islanders came out on their heals but picked it up in the second half of the period.

Josh Bailey gets a great chance at 0:53 of the second period. Fleury denies him. Isles are applying a lot of pressure in the first three minutes. Trend reverses and now Pittsburgh is dominating. Sean Bergenheim breaks out but can't get a shot off at about 5:00. Hooking on Bruno Gervais at 5:28. Bergy breaks out again at the end of penalty, but misses the net. Nevertheless, nice PK by the Isles. Holy postshot Batman at 7:32 by Radek Martinek. Jack Hillen is impressing at both ends of the ice. Hall Gil takes a hooking penalty at 11:59, but the Islanders do nothing. Ruslan Fedotenko takes a high sticking penalty at 15:36. Islanders get no shots. Pretty unremarkable play for the rest of the period. Pittsburgh is out shooting the Islanders 18-17 after two periods.

Play is sloppy at the start of the third period, but there have been chances for Pittsburgh. Eric Godard takes a penalty at 3:30. Play stops at after some mass pressure on Fluery. Brendan Witt plays forward again on the PP. Isles again no shots on the PP. Nice shot by Tim Jackman on a 3 on 2 at 7:47. Good pressure by the Isles during the eight minute. That shot definitely hit the cross bar. No way that is a goal at 9:56. Original on ice call is upheld, no goal. Tambellini takes a hooking penalty at 11:00. Still no score with 49 seconds left in the penalty. Yann Danis is rocking and to prove it a lil G'n'R come on the PA system at the Igloo. Great lead by Geno and the Penguins almost score. Danis gets lucky here and help from McAmmond. Bergy gets a good chance around 16:15 but is harassed and gets a weak shot. After a bad clearing attempt by Brendan Witt, the writing is on the wall and Petr Sykora scores to make it 1-0 Penguins at 17:32. The Isles do pull Danis and there is some offensive pressure by Pittsburgh but the game ends 1-0. I'm done.

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Trades Start

So Le Marquis de Snow just fired the first shot off the bow. Chris Campoli and Mike Comrie have been traded to the Ottawa Senators for Dean McAmmond and a first round draft pick that originated with the San Jose Sharks. This will be a late first round pick, but give credit to Garth for putting together a deal that garnered a first round pick rather than the expected second round pick that has been speculated for many of their trade bait players.

Salaries as commonly reported are as follows. Dean McAmmond is making $875,000 this season and will be an Unrestricted Free Agent (UFA) after this season. Mike Comrie is making $4,000,000 this season and will also be a UFA after this season. Chris Campoli is making $633,000 this season and is scheduled to make the same next season after which he will be a arbitration eligible Restricted Free Agent (RFA). The implications of this are that the Islanders may very well need to add payroll before the trade deadline in order to be above the "Salary Floor". Expect more trades and not just for draft picks.

So we traded a 24 year old defensemen and a 28 year old Center for a 35 year old Center and a draft pick. How does this fit in with our youth movement some might ask. NYI Five Hole's view is as follows. Mike Comrie though only 28 years old is on the downside of his career. Easy move to make as he will want a minimum of the $4 mil he made this season for future seasons. Chris Campoli, while he still has promise, is starting to show that he will at best be a team's top 4 defensemen, and maybe only a top 5. Chris Botta reported today that Campoli requested a trade a few weeks back. The first round pick will be late in that round, but could still be a huge acquisition depending on how it is used (anyone think Garth will trade up this time around...I do). Dean McAmmond is basically part of a tilted salary swap and will not be here next year. That being said, if he is a good faceoff man, this will help the Islanders from being completely blown out during the rest of the season. At best if he wins 40% of his faceoffs this will be an improvement for the team.

In summary, this seems like a can't lose deal for a team that is in last place of the entire 30 team National Hockey League.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hits from the...Blogger

There is really not much good that I have to say about the game tonight versus the Carolina Hurricanes. The Islanders lost 6-2. Ouch. Joey MacDonald was shaky all night. Trent Hunter returned to action. For tonight's game, I was joined by Leslie of the blog.

Other than that here are my observations bullet style.

  • What the heck was up with Brendan Witt playing right wing on the Islanders first power play and then playing Center and taking a faceoff on their third power play? I'm very curious to hear the explanation for this move.
  • Major kudos to Tim Jackman for pounding the snot out of Tim Conboy as he exited the penalty box for his goaltender interference penalty. There was no reason for him to hit JMac like that in a 5-1 game.
  • Minor kudos to Mike Comrie for taking on Chad LaRose a few minutes later and showing that there is "fight" still in this team
  • The Islanders two goals were scored by Mark Streit (on the power play) and Jon Sim. Yes you read that right, Jon Sim.
  • See you on Saturday night for Town of Hempstead (unofficial Lighthouse rally) night.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Crosstown Traffic

Yann Danis is in the goal tonight. Jon Sim and Jeff Tambellini are dressing for tonight's game as well.

To start off, the Refs seem to come up with new and interesting ways to ruin the ebb and flow of a game even as it just starts. Two post shots by the Rangers between 3:30 and 4:00. Chateau Bow Wow gets mentioned by Howie. 1-0 Rangers on a goal by Nigel Dawes assisted by Chris Drury and Petr Prucha at 5:37. I'm already looking for Mitch Fritz, though I know he is not here. Mark Streit ties the game 1-1 off a beautiful Blake Comeau pass at 8:24. Very nice pinch shot. Great play by Andy Hilbert to almost knock in a flying puck at 17:36.

At 19:33, Frans Nielsen takes a hooking penalty, but the Rangers anemic power play has no game. Sloppy play by Josh Bailey and Bill Guerin in the Rangers defensive zone leads to two consecutive turnovers around the 3:30 mark. Great glove save by Danis around 4:00 off of Markus Naslund. An atrocious power play goal dribbles through Danis' FIVE HOLE to make it 2-1 Rangers. Scott Gomez is the lucky recipient at 7:26. All Hell just broke loose after Sean Bergenheim was the not so lucky recipient of a knee on knee hit from Eric Reitz at 10:16. Bergy and Prucha have a light weight bout where Bergy was clearly the winner. Here's hoping that is a good indication his knee is okay. He did go the locker room though. Islanders end up with a two minute power play on which they accomplish nothing. Bergy comes back to the ice after Brendan Witt's roughing penalty at 16:58.

Not much happened of note in the third period except for the empty netter by the Rangers to bring the score to 3-1 which was the final. I'm just finishing up this post now on Thursday evening as an old friend came over for the third period and a hung out out for a bit. I'm off to the home game at NVMC versus the Carolina Hurricanes.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Captain Crosby from the Planet Krypton

First off Islanders won 3-2 in the shootout versus the Pittsburgh Penguins. We take it from there.

I don't get it...maaaan. Until the third period, it seemed like Islanders players were actually skating away from Sydney Crosby when he had the puck. As if he were Islanders Kryptonite and if they got close to the kid they would actually weaken and turn into ho-hum hockey players. Oh wait never mind, these are the Islanders.

It was a very good day at the old barn. A sell out crowd of 16,234 on Kid's Day Too. In my section there was not an inordinate amount of kids, but there certainly were a ton of them at NVMC as a whole. My eardrums can attest to that. The kids got to see a good game and they saw an exciting shootout win. That's good for the future fan base right? During overtime, it was definitely the loudest that the building has been all season and that has nothing to do with high pitched screaming voices. The "Let's Go Islanders" chant , that lasted almost a minute, bordered on deafening.

Joey MacDonald had a good game, though his rebound control is becoming a major point of concern for me. That being said, he only let in one shot in the shootout and got the win, so good job.

Mike Comrie continues to be a conundrum. Sometimes he looks like total sh*t out there and other times he surprises with unusual hockey sense and really creates chances. I'll take a late second round pick or a third one for him at this point.

Jeff Tambellini while he scored in the shootout, continues to disappoint. On one play in the Pittsburgh defensive zone in the second period, he passed the puck to "nobody" and then fell on the ice. I know it is one play, but it really serves as a picture of his play this year.


Chris Campoli (NYI) - 1st P 11:34
Evgeni "Geno" Malkin - 1st P 18:07
Frans Nielsen (NYI) - 2nd P 13:26
Ryan Whitney - 2nd P 17:07

Shootout Goals:

Frans Nielsen (NYI)
Petr Sykora
Jeff Tambellini (NYI)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Dancin with the Jersey Devil

Okay first off, I would like make a comment about last nights game. The set up and goal by Bill Guerin was really pretty. Kind of blocked that one out of my mind when I was writing my short post last night. I wanted to rectify that and now I have.

I am once again, writing this blog while I watch the game on a DVR relay.

Onto tonight. Trent Hunter will be sitting out the game with a Hip Flexor injury. He is day-to-day. Jeff Tambellini will dress for the first time in 7 games. Joey MacDonald is getting the start in goal tonight for the Islanders. Kevin Weekes gets the start in goal for the Devils.

Go-Go Gordon starts the 4th line as usual. Tambellini is playing on the 3rd line with Andy Hilbert and Frans Nielson. Beautiful setup from Blake Comeau to Radek Martinek to make the score 1-0 Islanders at 2:32. Brendan Witt gets the second assist. JMac lets one get by him, but keeps it from going into the net and Brendan Witt takes a penalty at about 7:45. Chris Campoli takes a high sticking penalty at about 8:00 giving NJ a two man advantage. Great work in front of the net by Bruno Gervais early on in the 5 on 3. Islanders kill the two penalties due a great save by JMac and few other nice ones. At 14:23, David Clarkson takes a high sticking penalty against Joe Callahan to give the Islanders a power play. The Islanders accomplish nothing and the power play looked stagnant. At 18:39, Zach Parise (Islanders Killer) scores his 33rd goal of the season to make the score 1-1. Great scoring attempt by Sean Bergenheim at 19:54 leads to a power play which could stretch 1:54 in the second period. Bergy looks great out on the ice so far tonight. Islanders get out shot 13-6, which is not good news.

Isles start the second period on the power play. I don't know if it is the trap, the lack of Hunter or just...the Islanders, but the power play has sucked tonight. Bobby Holik gets called for goaltender interference at 4:40. At 6:15, Kyle Okposo powers to the net past Bryce Slavador and scores a power play goal to make it 2-1 Islanders. Doug Weight goes to the locker room with what appears to be a knee injury from knee on knee contact with a Devil. At 10:09, Andy Hilbert takes a tripping penalty. Isles PK does good work under a lot of pressure. Upon leaving the penalty box, Hilbert collides with Comeau but both seem to be alright. A fantastic glove save by JMac along the left goal post was reviewed. Great replay footage by MSG+. Devils out shooting the Isles in the period 15-7 at 15:55. Bill Guerin takes a hooking penalty at 16:03. At 16:21, NJ Captain Jamie Langenbrunner scores a power play goal to tie the game at 2-2. After 2 periods the Islanders have been out shot 31-15.

A flurry of great sloppy Islanders chances in the first 30 seconds by the Islanders. At 11:47, Brendan Witt takes a tripping penalty. At 12:25 Parise scores a power play goal to make it 3-2 NJ. It's his second goal of the game and 34th of the season. At 15:57, JMac makes a great glove save in the upper right quadrant of the net. At 18:47, Jamie Langenbrunner gets an empty netter to make the score 4-2 NJ which is the final score.

The Islanders are out shot this game 50-25. That's a 2-1 ratio folks (for the mathematically challenged)! JMac was fantastic tonight. If not, it could have been a lot worse.

It is my lady Tricia's birthday Friday. You add that with Valentine's Day and I expect to be pretty busy this weekend. There will be no game post for the game on Saturday at 1:00 pm versus the Philadelphia Flyers.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Road Kings

I have to be honest, I don't find myself having much to write about tonight. Both teams looked pretty lackadaisical in my opinion. It was a tight game though which kept it interesting. Doug Weight got the first goal, assisted by Guerin and Comrie. Tim Jackman's unassisted goal was simply gorgeous. A beautiful shot over the right shoulder of Los Angelas goaltender Jonathon Quick. Andy Hilbert made the score 3-2 for the Islanders with his 9th goal of the season. Danis looked solid if not spectacular. The Hillen-Callahan defensive pairing did their job. The Kings out shot the Islanders at almost a 3-2 ratio. The shootout was same as the game. The Kings scored the only goal of the shootout in Round 3 to take the game. I hope I can do better for you tomorrow.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

No Road Game Blog Tonight

Hey Folks or is it Folk or is my voice just echoing...anyway I am "under the weather". No post tonight. I will be watching the game and I will be in the comments space on NYI Point Blank under the name "Brian from Massapequa". Yann Danis is back in goal tonight, Nate Thompson has been placed on Injured Reserve and Sean Bergenheim has been activated from IR. Let's Go Islanders!!!

Another Plug

Hey Folks. Considering yesterdays plug for Point Blank, I thought it time to make one more blog plug. I've been reading B.D. Gallof's Islanders blog since early last season. B.D. is the first blogger that I have ever read on a regular basis. He used to blog on Hockeybuzz and before that on HFBoards, but now has his own blog at

B.D.'s writing is lively but well reasoned. In the past his affection for Hunter S. Thompson has been apparent and that earned my respect immediately. Hopefully there will continue to be Sibling Rivalry posts with his brother Scott Gallof who is a Rangers blogger on Hockeybuzz. Once again this is recommended reading.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Islanders Point Blank

For those of you who are not aware, Chris Botta has a great blog called NYI Point Blank There is a scathing post from Mr. Botta directed towards another hockey blogger who posted a rediculous rumor about the NY Islanders being for sale and for less than $100 million no less. The Comments section for this post on NYI Point Blank was rocking earlier and is still active. For lively discussion on this subject, I would direct you there.

But I don't refer you to NYI Point Blank just for that post. Chris' blog is must reading for any Islanders fan. Beyond his connections with the Islanders organization, the content is consistently accurate and is really what inspired me to start this blog. Go to Point Blank. What are you waiting for?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

On the Highway to Sunrise (Florida)

I will update this post as the night moves along, so if you are reading during the game. Be sure to check back.

So the MSG + pregame show tonight started with the news that Joey MacDonald is starting in goal tonight. Yann Danis will be backing him up. I must admit I am puzzled by this. Danis has been playing great. Of course this team might be finally breaking it's habit of sticking with one goaltender with the "backup" getting spot starts. We'll see. I personally think Go-Go Gordon will start riding J-Mac once again. Mark Streit will be sitting this one out. Ouch, the power play is taking a major hit here.

J-Mac is challenged for the first time 3:25 of the first period. At 3:41, Jay Bouwmeester scores from the point making the score 1-0 for the Panthers. Karlis Skrastins scored at 16:43 to make it 2-0 Panthers. I think they should have stuck with the hot hand.

At 2:25 of the 2nd period, Keith Ballard takes a holding penalty and Islanders accomplish zilch on the power play. Doug Weight heads to the locker room around 4:30 after tripping on some shoddy ice. At 6:47, Brett McLean takes a tripping penalty on Richard Park and hands the Islanders their second power play. Perhaps they are trying to lose the game. Commercial timeout comes at this point as well. Campoli is getting first line power play time. Okposo has missed the net three times. Chris Campoli and Frans Nielsen set up Josh Bailey for a power play goal at 8:22. Score is now 2-1 Florida. At 11:45, I'm starting to get the feeling the edge in this game has tilted towards the Islanders. 12:28 on the clock and Doug Weight has returned to the bench. On a beautiful break in Richard Zednik skates and jumps and scores to make the score 3-1 Florida at 12:39. So much for my theory. At 14:48 after a bad turnover to Kyle Okposo, Ville Peltonen takes a hooking penalty on Okposo which leads to a power play goal 3 seconds later by Trent Hunter. Josh Bailey gets his second point of the game with the lone assist. Score is now 3-2 Florida. At 19:30, Horton takes a roughing penalty against Bill Guerin. Islanders now on a power play that will continue into the third period.

As we head into the thrid period, the Islanders get some pressure on the power ply, but to no avail. It was just announced that Nate Thompson will not be returning to the game after a collision that occured in the 1st period. One of the few icings of the game occurs at 4:29. Radek Matinek takes a slashing penalty at 4:56. Florida gets one shot on the power play. At 10:39, Andy Hilbert takes a holding penalty on Zednik. Under a ton of pressure, the Islanders kill the power play. 13:15 - Mike Comrie stripped of the puck after a horrible semi toe drag. At 15:30 the play is getting sloppy. At 18:36 J-Mac exits the net for an extra skater. Florida ices the puck at the 19 minute mark. Islanders take their timeout at this time. Intense final minute occuring. A flurry of opportunity in both ends. Thomas Vokoun makes a great save with 6 seconds left. Islanders lose this game 3-2, but they battled. If the winning streak had to end, it is better this way than getting blown out.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Injured D-men

Mark Streit is out day-to-day with an "upper body injury" and Thomas Pock is out for approximately four weeks with an "injured hand". According to the Islanders website, Jack Hillen and Joe Callahan have been called up for the game versus Florida tomorrow evening.

Hey Blockhead - A Microcosm of NVMC

I'm going to start off by saying that this is my first season with "full season tickets" and I'm really enjoying this investment. I have a seat and to my right, my friend John has a seat. We often sit in each other's seats, but not on each other's laps. We picked these seats out based upon the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (hereafter known as NVMC) seating chart, not by visiting the seats.

Home Game #3 versus the Dallas Stars. John and I came back to our seats after our ritual cigarette, bathroom stop, and beverage run. I end up in John's seat and he sits in my seat. After a minute or two, John turns to me and says something to the effect of 'this seat sucks, it feels like a spring is going up my a**'

Fast forward to Home Game # 6 (11/1/08) versus Les Canadien de Montréal. John has been nice enough to give me his ticket for my cousin Sean, who is flying in from Montréal for the game and the weekend. The Habs fans were out in force on this Saturday night. My estimate would be approximately 3500. In a good natured attempt to irritate my cousin Sean, whenever the Habs fans would start their chants, I would shout "you people are French and nobody cares". Sean tells me at one point that he likes the view from my seats, but that it feels like he has a spring going up his a**. I told Sean that my friend John said the same thing, but that I had not noticed it myself. I made a mental note to contact my ticket rep about this.

I sent my ticket representative an email on Sunday night 11/2/08 about the seat issue. The next morning I received an email response from an Islanders employee who informed me that my old ticket rep was no longer with the organization and that he was the assistant to my new ticket rep. He went on to tell me that "I will forward the seat issue along to the Game Operations department so they can get the building to correct the problem." I did not attend the home game that night.

Home Game #8 was on Saturday 11/8/08 versus the Pittsburgh Penguins. As me and John were entering our row, I immediately noticed a change. My seat is number "13". Instead there was a brand spanking new looking seat cushion with a number plate that read "4". I was amused about the number plate issue, but to this day I am enjoying my new seat cushion immensely. (Notice the color differential in fabrics and the dripping stain on John's seat.) As the number plate still reads "4", I'm waiting for the game when someone insists that their ticket is for section 3**, Row F, Seat 4 and that this is their seat. I'll have some fun with that I'm sure.

Fast forward to Home Game # 19 (1/13/09) versus the First Galactic Empire (hhmm... I mean the New York Rangers). For this game, I have purchased two extra tickets. John went to the game and he sat with the Kaiser in our regular seats. The extra two tickets were for myself and my Dad. We sat directly behind the Kaiser and John (Section 3**, Row G, Seats 12 +13). As soon as I sat down, I commented to my Dad and Hilbert Girl, that my seat felt like it was collapsing and that it was leaning down to the left (Hilbert Girl sits in Row G, Seat 14. John and I nicknamed her this for the vitriol that used to issue from her mouth towards Andy Hilbert at the beginning of the season. She has since come around about Andy and now comments about how good Jeff Tambelini looks in a suit as opposed to an Islanders sweater. I really should know her name at this point, but I don't and would not use it here anyway.)

We move four days later to Home Game #21 versus the New Jersey Devils. There were numerous Devils fans in our section and you could hear them making comments about NVMC. During the second period, John and I are trading quips with Hilbert Girl and her friend about the condition of our "old barn". Hilbert Girl's friend makes a comment about how their seats are being propped up by wood blocks. I think that he is joking and laugh at what seems to be an amusing anecdote about the condition of NVMC. A few seconds later, I turn my head and see that their seats are indeed being propped up by wood blocks.

To this day, Hilbert Girl's seats are still being propped up by wooden blocks. As noted above, when I contacted the organization about the issue with my seat, it was corrected very quickly. I will suggest to her that she contact her ticket rep and ask them to "permanently" fix whatever the issue with her seats.
I hope you've enjoyed my little story and my own experience with the "old barn".

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

No Lightning Tonight

I got home extra late tonight after the Islanders 3-1 win versus Tampa Bay. Before the game, when I removed my car keys from my main key ring, the key that unlocks my car fell my car!!! I had to call my girl Trish, who not only got out of bed to come bring me my spare keys, she even quickly shoveled the walk to the door at my house. Trish rocks!!!

I'm going to make this extra short, but here are my thoughts on tonights game.

  • Under 10,000 in attendence. About ten minutes into the first period, all fans sitting in the 300 level were invited to come down to the "lower bowl" and sit in any seats that were empty. I ended up in Row A in 118. Nice upgrade. Thanks for nothing Ticketmaster!

  • The Islanders were nothing special tonight, but they really poured it on in a four minute spurt in the second period when they scored all three of their goals.

  • Kudos to Vinny Lecavalier for sticking up for his goaltender even though Tim Jackman's hit on Karri Ramo was clean. Jackman seemed to take it easy on him and I'm sure Vinny accrued extra respect in his locker room.

  • Once again, it would have been nice to see Yann Danis get a shutout, the kid has been playing great.

  • I hope Mark Streit's injury is nothing serious. He skated off right near where I was sitting and I was concerned then and still am now.

  • I saw my favorite Ice Girl Brittany in Champions, while I was hanging out by myself (looking and feeling like a loser) waiting for my girl to bring me my spare keys.

I'll be posting my story on NVMC right after this one.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Midnight Hits

A few quick comments after the Islanders 3rd straight win.

  • Danis got lucky tonight a number of times
  • Okposo looked really solid...again
  • Guerin's goal seemed to happen in slow motion for me. I assumed he was going to blow it. Sorry Cap.
  • The Penalty Kill units earned their money tonight.
  • On the way home tonight, the two cars in front of me on Merrick Ave (south) had the following license plates. "CMON REF" & "HOCKEY19".
  • I'm not sure when I'm going to get to my prospect review post. I have other newer ideas
  • I'm not making any promises about when and how often I'll post, but here is what you can most likely expect. During road games expect something similar to "4 Points towards Taveres" and for home games expect something like this post after the game. There will also be independent posts on subjects that I wish to rant about.
  • Speaking of those newer ideas, my next post will explore a very small area of the aging Nassau Coliseum as a microcosm of the larger issues at hand. You can expect this post combined with a short recap following this Tuesday's (2/3/09) home game versus the Tampa Bay Lightning.
  • Enjoy the Super Bowl! You don't even have to be a football fan to enjoy this day.