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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Look Who's Alive!

Yes, everyone, I have been resurrected! Or at least, my desktop computer has been, after being listed as comatose for quite some time. Turns out that funny little problem with the blue screen and dumping memory and all was the keyboard software we'd installed. Well, new keyboard, different mouse, and we're good to go.

Here's what's happened on the Island since my computer fell out:

  • Marty Biron signed!! Wow, who saw this coming? Unfortunately, this news is bittersweet: we are now guaranteed two No.1 goalies (along with Roloson), but this could spell the beginning of the end for former No.1 Rick DiPietro, newly married and still getting over surgery (as it seems).
  • The Islanders agree to terms with Blake Comeau (two years) and Jack Hillen (also two years). Comeau is also seen around LI a lot with Kyle Okposo. Seriously, every time I turn around I see on Twitter, "Comeau and Okposo..." Though that does make for a cute hockey bro-mance.
  • There's been an awful lot of talk regarding the Lighthouse, most recently culminating in a "Just Build It!" rally and a public hearing yesterday. Everyone was heard, including owner Charles Wang, NHL commissioner (and self-proclaimed Long Islander) Gary Bettman, former players Mike Bossy and Bobby Nystrom, bloggers and supporters of the project, and the Garden City property owners who oppose it. I won't say much on the subject because as you may know, I was ill-informed with only my phone for info (thank goodness for Twitter device updates!)but I will say this: Think long and hard about what this means for Long Island, Isles fans. It's much more than just keeping the team here. :)

There has been a lot more, but I think it's best to just cover the most important points- our holes in goal patched up (for now), and our future taken care of- perhaps in more ways than one? Only time will tell, as they say. For now, all that remains is to say...


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