Hockey is finally back! It's been 172 days since the Isles last took the ice for a (somewhat) meaningful NHL game, but that clock will be reset come Tuesday when they take on the Boston Bruins. Sure, we know you're probably hesitant to get excited over a preseason game, and perhaps your enthusiasm for the coming season has been tempered by some of the grim forecasts out there. But this will be our first look at the "New Islanders," if you will. Plus, talking hockey with your buddies and co-workers is certainly more fun than rehashing the latest baseball bullpen breakdown-du-jour, right?
The game will be played in Moncton, New Brunswick and apparently will not be aired on local television in New York. So, if you need something to pass the time with until the result and boxscore are posted, you can listen to Scott Gordon (courtesy of ITV). He certainly has some unique ideas; we'll leave it at that.