Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday's Notes

Not to be outdone in his charity work by fellow team mate Rob Schremp, Bruno Gervais has teamed up with the Clark Gillies organization for a "hair raising" (or removing) fundraiser set for September 19th here on Long Island. Donations in any denomination will help Bruno out, who probably has the best chance of his hair growing back based on the lot of participants that includes both Islander legends Clark Gillies and Bobby Nystrom.

What's On?:
While I was busy working yesterday, the The National Hockey League officially released their national television schedule.

The Islanders have the possibility of a total of three nationally televised games including an NBC game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

On January 23, the Islanders will host the Buffalo Sabres at the Nassau Coliseum at 3 p.m., with the game currently sitting as one of the three possible games that NBC can exclusively cover. The other two choices are the Chicago Blackhawks visiting the Philadelphia Flyers and the Florida Panthers taking on the New Jersey Devils.

This season, the Islanders will have two of their road games televised on Versus, with only the first, set for October 13 at the Verizon Center against the Washington Capitals at 7 p.m., having exclusive broadcast rights. Versus will also cover the Islanders game on February 2 at the new Consol Energy Center against the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7 p.m.

As was pointed out on Twitter, the fewer National games the Islanders are on, the less money they lose on their TV deal with MSG.

Working for a Living:
I have always told this woman she works too much, now there's an article to prove it. Check "A Day in the Life of Ann Rina" on the Islanders main website.

By the Numbers:
Yesterday, the official NY Islanders Twitter account announced:

Two number changes to announce: Rob Schremp will wear 44 and Matt Martin will wear 17. #isles

Rob then Tweeted his delight over the change and apologized to anyone that has already bought a #13 jersey. (all three of them.)

I'm a little disappointed with the change as I felt that #13 suited Rob. It really isn't unlucky, and it's half of Matty #26.

Oh, I'm in trouble for that one.

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