Another day, another sweltering forecast for the New York area. With temperatures in the 90s again today, it’s making New York Islanders fans reconsider whether it’s worth putting up with heat waves like this one for the chance to see their team play home games during the winter.
The answer: yes. It’s always worth putting up with heat waves like this one for the chance to see the Isles play their home games.
And speaking of the 2013-14 NHL season, you’d assume the league would’ve announced the schedule for all 30 teams by now…but it hasn’t. So we’re forced to suffer through unbearable heat and humidity for at least a little while longer without the prospect of circling regular-season games on the calendar for next year.
Hopefully the NHL executives don’t wait too long to post the schedule, though. After all, league headquarters are located in the city. If the schedule isn’t announced soon, some intrepid researcher—which is basically a strung-out NHL fan with access to the Internet—will probably look up the address for NHL commissioner Gary Bettman’s office and march down there to give the league a piece of his mind.
NHL fans are widely considered passionate (read: “crazy”). If the league doesn’t want a fan riot on its hands, it’s in the best interest of everyone to release the schedule for next season. After all, I’m only thinking of public safety.
(Which is exactly how Isles fans are rationalizing their feelings right now.)
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— Johnny Rock (@JJTB82) July 17, 2013
With next to no news in the NHL world, the release of the 2013-14 schedule takes on an almost mythical quality. And seeing as how it still hasn’t been released, I’m starting to wonder if it even exists anymore…
— NYIslanders (@NYIslanders) July 16, 2013
Since we don’t have a schedule for the regular season yet, I guess re-reading the preseason Isles schedule is kind of cool. (You’re right, it’s not. I’m trying to make the best of things, here.)
Maple Leafs’ new CEO has literally planned their Stanley Cup parade already | Puck Daddy – Yahoo! Sports http://t.co/auZ45Gd1Ih
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) July 16, 2013
It’s a bit ambitious to already have the parade planned, but I like Tim Leiweke’s style: it can’t hurt to dream big, even if your team hasn’t won the Stanley Cup since ’Nam.
— ☆★ Pat Lehmann★☆ (@631life) July 16, 2013
Pretty much, Pat. Pretty much.
— On The Black (@ontheblack) July 17, 2013
Non-hockey-related, but still: if you’re dumb enough to run on the field at a professional sporting event, you deserve whatever happens to you at the hands of the security staff.
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