We are back with a new installment of tweets of the week as the New York Islanders prepare to take the ice Thursday night in the resumption of the National Hockey League schedule without their captain, John Tavares.
Some good news actually filtered its way into Long Island yesterday when it was announced that the Islanders leader and superstar would not require surgery to his knee and only need 8 to 10 weeks of rehabilitation. That will allow him to resume normal summer workout activities and be ready for training camp in September of 2014.
In the meantime, the team welcomed three new additions. Ryan Strome, Anders Lee and Mike Halmo all got the call and practiced for the first time yesterday with their big brothers. How the ice time shakes out remains to be seen and Halmo, it must be noted, seems to just be insurance in the event Matt Martin is not ready to go.
As we glance around the social media giant Twitter, once again we are reminded there are some pretty witty Islanders fans out there. If you can just get through the mess that is #islestwitter…..But we shall save that for another column.
Willhoft channeling his inner Stefon yet again for this gem regarding the Olympic injury to captain John Tavares….
.@tazman19 New York’s hottest club is [sound of car crash]. This place has everything: injuries to star players… /breaks down in tears
— Michael Willhoft (@MichaelWillhoft) February 19, 2014
Reagan King, our Chicago based staff writer, has had this gem of a GIF saved up and published for a while now. Never a better time to use it…..
— Reagan King (@ReaganKingIsles) February 20, 2014
Capuano might not be the best coach for this team anymore, but why can’t people understand this basic fact about the separation that exists between the media and the closed door locker room? There is only one John Tortorella you know…..
— Anthony Stabile (@tonystabile) February 20, 2014
My son with a very accurate tweet following the USA loss to Canada in the women’s gold medal match……
Here’s how the medals will work: Gold: Refs. Silver: Canada
— Andrew Graziano (@a_graz24) February 20, 2014
There is reason to doubt Snow for some of the things he has done but it’s often with no mention of the good things. When the Islanders do turn around, and they will (eventually), some will have lost their voice with their griping this year…..
Snow haters are tiresome. In a few yrs, the pipeline will fill out the roster, #Isles will be a contender & then what will they gripe about?
— Bill Both (@BCISLEMAN) February 21, 2014
Matt spewing truth bullets in regards to the fans who put an innocuous beat writers mention of Subban and MacDonald in the same sentence to mean a trade was brewing….
@tazman19 if the isles really wanted Malcolm Subban, they could have drafted him.
— Matt (@Spazemunky) February 26, 2014
We close with a final tribute to Harold Ramis, dead too young at age 69. This man had his hand in so many top notch projects, it’s crazy when you look back. And he was known to be a true gentleman in Hollywood. Rest in peace sir.
Today, we all collect spores, molds and fungus. #RIPHaroldRamis
— Dan Saraceni (@cultureoflosing) February 24, 2014