September 17, 2007

9/17/07 - It Begins

Thanks to the wonder of the internet, hockey fans everywhere were able to view tonight's preseason match between the Islanders and the Thrashers in North Bay, Ontario.

Now, if only they would make that sort of thing possible on nightly basis... wait.

Today also marked the launch of the NHL's new online TV service, powered by NHL Center Ice. For $150, even a castaway (ha) like myself could watch the games live. This could be huge. But then again, $150 is a lot to a college budget. For now, we'll see what happens.

Moving along. The gap in posts. A combination of lack-of-news and the bustle of move-in and classes has kept me from posting for a little less than a month. A quick recap, for continuity's sake:
  • 8/30 - Berard at training camp officially announced.
  • 9/04 - IslanderMania, a fan-run message board is made the official board of the Islanders.
  • 9/10 - Islanders name Mike Dunham goaltending coach.
  • 9/11 - Islanders trade Nokelainen to Bruins for Ben Walter and cond. 2nd rounder in 09.
  • 9/13 - Training camp opens in Moncton, N.B.
  • 9/17 - Islanders lose in OT to Thrashers in North Bay, ON.
Okay, so a quick rundown is great, but what's to come?

More posting, increasing as the season begins. An increased focus on details and editorial pieces, rather than simple report-and-opinion posting.

It's been a busy sophomore year so far, but the Isles still find a place here, among the hectic schedule and class demands. A million thanks to those who have come back often during the blog pause. It's good to be back, and it's good to have the Islanders back.

Thanks for reading, and let's go Islanders!