I can’t believe we’ve had to wait until February for our first goalie fight but here it is. You wouldn’t call the Islanders and the Penguins a fight-breeding rivalry but it was at the end of tonight’s game. Rick DiPietro took a shot at Pittsburgh’s Matt Cooke and Brent Johnson took exception. When ensued was what I call a two-hit fight. Johnson hit DiPietro and DiPietro hit the floor. Video and GIF after the jump. Continue reading
The whole world has gone mad! Not just March Mad but generally mad. People doing ridiculous things that would be extremely newsworthy if it wasn’t for a little basketball tournament that was known as March Madness. Celebrities have gone mad. Sport organization management has gone mad. Governments have gone made. And Gus Johnson has gone mad. Oh, Gus is always that amped up? Well, that’s why we love him.
Speaking of madness, cheap radio show/podcast plug: Our 50th show to air on radio is coming up on March 30th. That’s going to display our complete and utter madness. Continue reading
The hopes and dreams of every franchise start with the NHL draft. Whether you draft #1 or #30, you’re always looking for the next big star that can carry your team to the next level. The New York Islanders have the first pick in this year’s draft and are desperate to rebound from an embarrassing 2008-09 campaign. Heading into the draft, no one by Isles management knew who the #1 pick would be. Would they take scoring machine John Tavares, defensive giant Victor Hedman, or character player Matt Duchesne? Continue reading
I’ve read at least a half-dozen mock drafts for tomorrow’s NHL Entry Draft. All of them are very clean and neat. No one will make any trades. No owners are going to meddle in draft choices and leave everyone scratching their heads. Well, let’s face it, we don’t live in the utopian world that most mock drafts exist in. That’s why I’ve decided to do a mock draft based not on the best players or who would fit best with a team but based on who is doing the drafting.
Since I know very little about the players in the draft, I’ll cap this at the top ten. That doesn’t mean there won’t be some interesting results. Continue reading
In a day that is destined to lead to the downfall of the NHL, the New York Islanders have won the NHL Draft Lottery for the #1 draft pick. There are two questions that need to be answered between now and draft day in June: 1) Tavares or Hedman? and 2) Will they still have the pick by the time all 30 teams roll into Montreal for the draft? Continue reading