Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
In many ways the Islanders are a lot like the Penguins a few years ago.
They had their glory years, won some Stanley Cups, and then plummeted to the bottom of the league.
Their arena is old and if they don't get a new one they may have to move.
But they do have some hope.
They just drafted a young star with the first overall pick and they hope to make him the centerpiece of their organization.
"I think it is clear, and I say this perhaps as a matter of observation, and as a matter of fact: There is probably no worse major-league facility right now in North America than the Nassau Coliseum."
-- Gary Bettman
The people of Kansas City have been licking their chops throughout the whole ordeal.
Tonight's line-up is the same as last night's:
Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Bill Guerin
Pascal Dupuis - Evgeni Malkin - Ruslan Fedotenko
Matt Cooke - Jordan Staal - Tyler Kennedy
Mike Rupp - Craig Adams - Eric Godard
Sergei Gonchar - Brooks Orpik
Mark Eaton - Kris Letang
Alex Goligoski - Jay McKee
The Islanders line-up:
Roloson will start in goal.
Every NHL team is playing today.
Chicago already beat Florida 4-0 in Finland.
John Tavares is playing his first NHL game tonight.
Islanders owner Charles Wang has set today as the deadline for negotiations on the "Lighthouse Project" that would get the Islanders a new arena/extensive renovations to the old one.
Empty Netters posted this from Guerin's days on Long Island:
An elevator in his house?
Bylsma is working with the team, teaching them to take more shots and create more chances.
"It seemed we were getting a lot more chances, creating a lot more havoc around the net... This coaching staff is teaching how to create a scoring chance when it's not clean."
-- Matt Cooke