Friday, April 4, 2008
Islanders website: Has the preview for the final game of the 2007-08 season against the Rangers in Manhattan.
Not much to play for on the ice aside from pride. Only thing in doubt is will the Isles enter the lottery as the five seed or four seed with Mike Bossy representing the club in Toronto Monday night. St Louis needs to go 2-0 for the Isles to drop into the four spot.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Let me start by thanking everyone for the incredible support for this blog since it started last July and your kind words and e-mails. Even with the Isles having nothing to play for down the stretch folks keep visiting in huge numbers, it's just been a fantastic experience from day one. It's also been great to see so many old friends from Islanders-Sound Tigers and Hockey's Future as part of this blog.
Also a very special thanks to Mr Prospects for all the time he has invested putting his prospect updates on our message board and his dedication because he did something I simply could not do and his work as always was fantastic.
My thanks to the New York Islanders media relations Chris Botta/Cory Witt and the entire management for including NYI Fan Central in the blog box and for their kind words and generosity all season. First class people who make me proud to be a fan of this franchise which is something never measured by any game.
My congratulations to the other blog box members on an outstanding job for everyone and my sincere hope those who wish to become members of the print media work toward a career so our fans to receive more coverage, it's been my pleasure to talk hockey with most of you here or on your blogs which are excellent.
I also want to thank Alex and Steve from Hockey Night on LI & Steve, Pete, & Tony from Islander Nation for their outstanding Internet radio shows and for their generosity in having me on as a repeat guest through the season. When I started this blog I had no clue there was even such a thing as Internet radio and both have created an excellent resource and I hope both understand this is something the Islanders need for their fans moving forward.
Of course having written all this NYI Fan Central will be business as usual from Saturday morning through the summer right into training camp so the games may end but New York Islander Hockey on this blog never does.