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Greeting and salutations. I am still reeling from the roller coaster NFC championship game last night. The emotions you have to block out to be a kicker at that level has to be insane. Think about it. You have 65 Humongous guys depending on your scrawny behind to kick as Prince Akeem says "The Giants of New York triumphed over the Packers of Green Bay by kicking an oblong ball of pigskin through a big H." Could you imagine what it would be like sitting in that locker room if the Packers won the game?
Ok enough football. Back to why we are here, Islanders hockey. Alex Tanguay may be available and the Islanders supposedly have been in talks with the Flames. This is a guy that has spent his career out west and despite that fact that burned us when another guy from out west came to play here I say get him. The guy is a play maker and we need offense. Calgary needs to clear room for Phanuef and 2 other free agents to be and Tanguay appears to be the odd man out. Problem... He has a no trade clause. He would have to waive it to come here. Other teams on the hunt for him are Montreal (if he goes this is where I believe he will land) and New Jersey. We need offense and Snow knows it. This would be a good start.
Poll Results. The question this week dealt with where fans believe Kyle Okposo should play this season. This was the closest vote on a poll in a while with 47% of voters saying let him start in Bridgeport and move him in if he shows he is ready. 31% said keep him in Bridgeport no matter what, and 21% said get him on the Islanders now. This is one of the first times I do not agree with the majority. Look at all of the 18-21 year olds making an impact around the league. If this kid is as good as we all think he is, then let him prove it here. The team needs offense and it does not cost anything to get him here unlike it would cost to get Tanguay. The time is now lets see what the kid can do.
Today the Islander will try and bounce back from a blown opportunity Saturday and it will be this blogger's joy to see number 32 back in the lineup. The Islanders have covered for him fairly well and it did not appear to be a problem until Saturday when the team was exposed defensively without him. Welcome back Brendan Witt.
See you at the Coliseum