Yes a little Whitman for the masses. Feel educated. Ladies and gents. Today was a day!As Ice Cube said, it was a Good day. Wow, Warrior Poets Walt Whitman and Ice Cube in one Paragraph. Top that!
Took my boy @Jrkeating to the game in a belated birthday celebration.
Not a bad one at all.
KENNY JONSSON Day. YESSSSSSS KJ. The Eight Captain in Islanders History joins the pantheon of Isles legends in the team HOF (Still missing Tonelli and Lafontaine!), classy speech by the tux clad Swede. Pictures abound on my twitter.
Words from teammate and Isles GM Garth Snow, fellow Swede Bobby Nystrom, STE-VE WE-BB! (I think Webby crushed the cameraman), former HC (HOW DID WE FIRE YOU?) Peter Laviolette, and BE STILL MY FLUTTERING HEART, ADRIAN AUCOIN.
Isles dominate first 10 minutes. Grabner pots one from The Okposolypse and That playmaking phenom, Mark Eaton.
Kings take control and well, own the next 30 minutes, getting the equalizer off a scrum in front.
We’ve entered the thunderdome portion of the NHL season where on ice assault is overlooked.
That’s fine. Isles need to realize this and up their truculence. If only they had someone like Mike Haley on call. Haley had a hat trick, tonight. Not a Mike Haley hat trick (3 Fights, 1 Goal), but a honest to god Hat Trick Hat Trick. Call Him Up. Demote Wallace. STAT.
Happy Birth-averservery, Max Talbot. Last February 11th was a wonderful present for you, da?
Anyway, on to the third period. Looked like Isles would have to shorten the bench when NHL leading Hitter, The Staplegun, Matt Martin crushed a King (wanna say Brown?), but bounced his own head off the glass.
He returned to a thunderous ovation. Several bloggers and media members called that “courageous”. Don’t do that, because it implies that anyone who returns from a concussion is chickensh-t. And we don’t want to pressure people with BRAIN INJURIES to rush back into action. That’s how they die.
Anyhow, the Isles dominate the 3rd, but can’t solve Moulson’s Bro in Law, Quickman.
The 13th Captain in team history decided to honor the 8th and fellow blue liner with one of the most gorgeous end to end rush OT Winners you’ll ever see.
Amazing. As Warner Wolf would say, lets go to the videotape:
(Fast fwd to three minute mark if you are ADD addled like me).
Actual Butchie greatness on the call:
“Hello Martinez. Goodbye Martinez. Game Over.”
The Goal in the Captains own words:
“(Moulson) gave me the puck, I just skated toward four of their guys and tried to spread them. I made a little move, cut back and all of a sudden I was in front of the goalie and decided to score.”
Please Mark, Oh Captain, Oh Decider, Decide to score more often.
Back to .500. Tremendous memories via the Captain and the Former captain. What better way to honor them then with this shirt from our friends the talented ladies over at@PucksAndPixels listing the 10 most important Isles Captains ever: http://skreened.com/pucksandpixels/ampersand-islanders-captains?direction=asc&field=order&query=&start=0&count=20 (I purchased the Slate Gray, black font looks nice on it).
Now that the obligatory cheap plug is out of the way: ONWARD!!!!
Team is playing really well right now. Keep it up and we may be forced to ADD at the deadline.
“Was Vinny scolded by Overzealous Parents during a day game?” update:
NOOOO, maybe the Mayans are on to something. I Behaved. One rendition of “If you know the Rangers Suck Clap Your Hands” got some looks (seriously, screw you people!), other than that, only wayward glance for a LUSTY booing of Charles Wang’s name during HOF Ceremony.