Sunday, February 27, 2011

Total Blogger Fail - Along with an Isles loss

I had been at the Coliseum since 3 pm yesterday. First to watch the Sayville Fire Department do their turn in the Fire & EMS show extrication challenge. They were given the most bizarre, unusual scenario of one car on top of another, roof to roof. I personally think they were given this highly difficult scenario on purpose. They did what they had to and came away with the highest score they have in the years they have been competing, but not high enough to win another trophy.

In other words -- I was pissed. (The Big Angry Man didn't seem to be.)

Social media night at the Coliseum was a huge success and while you couldn't really see all the white Tee-Shirts in the stands on TV, there were plenty of them. It was great to meet so many of my Twitter followers before the game and in between periods. It's always nice to put faces to the names.

And then there was the game -- a game they could have won, but fell short.

Post game report here at

As we head into the trade deadline, the rumor of the Islanders looking at Atlanta Thrasher Bogosian is swirling around the net. Eklund and I are at odds on this one. I say it's not happening. We'll see.

After seeing Radek Martinek walking around last night with fellow injured D man Milan Jurcina, there could still be truth to the rumor that Martinek could be off the Island by Monday for a draft pick. Katie Strang tweeted that both eastern and western conference teams are kicking his tires.

I also saw goalie Kevin Poulin last night in the hallway. My Blog Box buddies @Islesblogger Mike and @islesRM Rob didn't recognize him. I almost didn't either. In a dark suit, glasses and a beard and his leg in a soft cast up to his theigh, @KevinPoulin60 looked like an accountant, not a hockey player.

Too bad I can't take photos in the tunnel.

Also, if you are tired of the Oscars by 10 pm tonight, you can webstream NYHockeyTalk on WGBB AM radio with Brad Kurtzberg and Rob Kowal as they have a discussion about fighting in the NHL with hockey legends Paul Stewart and Steve Carlson. Give them a listen or podcast the show tomorrow. Always good stuff!

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