Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tim Horton's Is Coming!!!

Turnovers. It was because of turnovers. And they weren't apple. But forget the 5 - 3 loss in Montreal for a moment, there's BIGGER news!!! Tim Horton's is coming to Long Island! But you've have to go to the Coliseum in order to line up for a Canadian cup-of-joe.

In honor of the opening, the Islanders took a 1/2 page ad in today's Newsday with a very special offer of $20.10 tickets for Friday's game against - oh no - The Montreal Canadiens.

There's even one of those funky codes you can scan in order to get your tickets and Newsday subscribers get first crack at best available seating.

I will be there, with cash. Please tell me they're also bringing the maple glazed donuts. Please!

Back to hockey: According to Katie Strang of Newsday in her morning report James Wisniewski is not happy about the officiating of last night's game. Specifically the two minute penalty for a boarding call that Moen received. While I seriously didn't think Wisniewski would return to the ice after his head hit the boards, he managed to hardly miss a shift and leave with three points and a headache. But he professes that sort of thing needs to be taken out of the game. When a guy is defenseless against the boards, you can't skate in and smash his head into the dasher. How about just trying to steal the puck? How about that?

Dwayne Roloson shared Wisniewski's feelings about the officiating and said that sort of thing leaves it to the players to take things into their own hands. (Note: don't piss off Dwayne Roloson.)

Nino Watch: We should know today if he stays or goes. After last night's performance (which Scott Gordon said will have nothing to do with the final decision) I'm personally thinking Nino may be better served being "the guy" for the Portland Winterhawks rather than fighting for icetime and perhaps eroding the young man's confidence.

We'll see.

Back to the Portland Winterhawks for Nino. Good kid. He'll have a good season there. We'll keep our eye on him.

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