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Friday, December 26, 2008

Road Whites at Home

The Islanders will be wearing the white jerseys at home tonight.

Why?

It has to do with the Toronto Maple Leafs wearing their blue jerseys tonight.

You see, tomorrow night is Mike Gartner Night in Washington, DC. The Capitals asked the Leafs to wear their dark uniforms so they can go with their classic whites on the special night. And instead of the Leafs having to pack two sets of jerseys – very cumbersome for a two-day trip – they asked the Islanders for the switch. And the Orange & Blue said they’ll be the Orange & Blue & White tonight.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Joe Callahan’s Trip to Nashville

With Andy Sutton out, Joe Callahan got the call from Bridgeport. But with the inclement weather in the northeast, it didn’t make the birthday boy’s trip to the south an easy one. No. 26 in the programs tonight turned 26 today.

Joe had to leave the greater Bridgeport area at 5:00 AM in a car service which took him approximately 160 miles in some sloppy roads to Philadelphia where he was able to get a direct flight to Nashville.

Would Joe have taken a connecting flight if it meant leaving from one of the NY airports or Boston or Hartford? Yeah, he would have. Were any available? Nope, all sold out.

So Joe got to the hotel at around 1:30 PM, got a quick bite to eat and is probably napping right now. Oh and that was also after Bridgeport defeated Springfield 4-1 last night. Joe was scoreless with one shot on goal.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Changes to All-Star Weekend?

TSN's NHL Insider Darren Dreger has this nugget about changes to the Skills Competition night of All-Star Weekend.

Click here to read.

Seems like the NHL is on the right track here.

And it's too bad that Frans got hurt because I think he might have been ticketed for the Young Stars game.

No word yet on if Versus will use a seven-second delay this year...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Top Plays of November

If you tune into the MSG-Plus (2) pre-game show tonight, you can see the Islanders top plays from the month of November. Rumor has it there might be a play or two from Islanders of the Month Joey MacDonald, a goal scored twice (Mr. Campoli) and one of Bill Guerin’s all-time greatest goals when he O’Burned the net in Montreal.

The highlight package will also be shown on Saturday’s pre-game telecast when the Islanders are on plain old regular MSG-Plus.

For a listing of where you can find MSG-Plus, click here.

Monday, December 1, 2008

B. Witt on HNiC Radio

Brendan Witt will be a guest of Kelly Krudey and Jeff Marek on Hockey Night in Canada Radio this evening at 5:30. On Sirius, it’s channel 122.