The Islanders are holding an scrimmage that is open to the public Saturday morning at the Nassau Coliseum at 11am.
Ticket are $10 and the game it self should be a lot of fun. I will be there tomorrow covering the event, and hope to provide updates via Twitter. My Twitter as always is @tonystabile.
Kyle Okposo and Doug Weight will not play. I will not be surprised if Kirill Kabanov in not the lineup as well. Skating isn’t the only punishment the Isles have in mind for the young tardy Russian.
Rick DiPietro will in fact play Saturday, he will split time with Mikko Koskinen on the White team. It seems Dwayne Roloson will play the entire game for the Blue team.
I hope to talk with Center Zenon Konopka at some point this weekend and get his thoughts on signing with the Islanders and what he hopes to bring to the team. I also hope to have a few minutes with top prospect Calvin deHaan….we’ll see.
Hope to see some of you at the game….don’t be shy, if you see me stop by and say hello.
Enjoy the weekend!
About the Author: The New York Islanders have been a huge part of my life since I was 7 years old, and during the past 27 years I have experience many ups and downs with this team. The back end of 4 straight Stanley Cups, the Drive for 5, the Easter Epic, trading of my heroes John Tonelli, and Kelly Hrudey. Mike Bossy's early retirement, Pat LaFontaine for Pierre Turgeon, Dale Hunter, David Volek, Ron Hextall, Al Arbour's retirement, Bill Torrey to Florida, Mike Milbury, John Spano, The Milstein's, Hoistgate, the sale to Charles Wang, Draft Day 2000, Alexei Yashin and Michael Peca, Milbury's "reassignement", 40 days of Neil Smith, Ted Nolan, The Lighthouse Project, Kate Murray, Scott Gordon, going from 5 to 7 to 9, Josh Bailey, John Tavares, Calvin deHaan, El Nino, the 2 Kirill's and hopefully.....much, much more. I have been an Islanders blogger for the past 3 years, starting on Myspace, then for IslesNation.com and currently for HockeyIndependent.com, and I have been selected to the 2010-2011 New York Islanders Blog Box. I am an IT Manager for a quite large facility working for a government agency. I am married for 7 years to an incredibly patient woman and am the proud father of a beautiful 1 year old daughter. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: Twitter.com/tonystabile