We even have announcers for this period.
I read somewhere that in the beginning of camp, Hamonic was being paired with Brian Strait - that seemed odd. The pairings looked like this:
Strait - Hamonic
Hickey - Lubo
AMac - Carkner
Perhaps thats just Cappy playing with the lines and doesn't account for Donovan's almost certain ascension to the lineup (the new guys were all put in 'Group B') but I thought it was interesting that AMac was demoted in some ways. As he's a FA after this year, it may have been intentional.
Can you envision Lubo and Hickey out there together trying to clear the crease? Neither can I.
Clutterbuck out for extended time after suffering skate laceration. Anyone see what happened, where'd he get cut?
New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano said offseason addition Cal Clutterbuck "will miss some extended time" after suffering a skate laceration in a preseason game on Tuesday, according to a Newsday report.
Clutterbuck left the game against the Calgary Flames early in the third period after apparently suffering the injury while delivering a check.
The Islanders acquired the 25-year-old forward from the Minnesota Wild at the 2013 NHL Draft in exchange for prospect Nino Niederreiter. A restricted free agent at the time, Clutterbuck signed a four-year contract with the Islanders.
I really wish this Isles team was on my DVR menu......so I could hit fast forward.
Game is streaming again on the Isles site. Big time goon line-up tonight.
Btw, I just checked and Gallant is listed as 6'0 174...not sure how this guy has dozens of AHL fights and still living to tell about it. He just fought Brian McGratton the other day, who is HUGE. I guess its not the size of the dog in the fight....bucking to be the next Michael Haley
I believe it was the first fight, but they did something I have never seen before. Each guy took the others helmet off and then they started winging the fists. It was so odd too watch, because they were so calm before the fight, then Gallant gestures to take off each others helmet....then Bam. He is on the small side but he fights like an animal. Doesn't care if he gets hit, just kept throwing bombs.
The other good news is the young Dman looked good. Especially Griff and my boy Pedan. Very calm and collected out there. I didn't notice Pulock as much but Mayfield and Dalhuisen looked good also. It is SOOOO nice seeing those big bodies out there for a change.
I want to subscribe to a service to get all Islanders game. I just contacted my service provider - dish - and the woman I spoke with was no help. Would I do this through dish - or should I stream it off the internet with NHL.com. Does it help me or hurt me that I don't live in the NY home market. I seem to remember NY fans getting blacked out a while back because of a problem with Time Warner or something.
The Bruins are considered my home market team.
The product you are looking for is called Center Ice and I believe all or if not most cable providers carry it. It is not exclusive like the sunday ticket is too directtv.
You could also use a streaming service like hockeystreams but I'm not familiar with that product.
I agree, It sucks having the Islanders on the same network as the Rangers, which are both owned by the Dolan's. If the YES Network is smart they'll pick up the Islanders when they move to Brooklyn. I don't see the Russian or Ratner letting MSG into their Building to do Islander games.
They could have shown the game on MSG tonight. I bet Jimmy boy Dolan didn't want the attention on the Barclay's Center.
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I did complain to my cable provider and eventually all were in HD and they gave me enough credits to make the CI package last year almost free.
Overall you can't beat it but your viewing pleasure will ultimately come down too your provider, even though it is the same product. I switched back to directtv this year.
It's time to abandon the 1996 Isles jersey and upgrade to a new one.
Where's a good place to get jerseys, besides NHL.com?