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Eyes on Isles Roundtable: 2014-15 NHL Season Preview

By Kenny Conrade
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Dec 14, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; A general view of the arena before the game between the New York Islanders and the Montreal Canadiens at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

With training camp and the NHL season quickly approaching, the some of the staff members here at Eyes on Isles took some time to answer ten questions regarding the upcoming Isles season, as well as the NHL in general. We hope you enjoy reading our thoughts and hope that you will comment yours below as well!

Question 1: What is your favorite memory at Nassau Coliseum?

Chris: My top moment will always be Game Four against Pittsburgh. I have never heard that place louder than when Johnny scored the go-ahead goal to make it 5-4 in the third period. I still get goosebumps to this day.

Kenny: My favorite moment at the Coliseum is hands down game four against Pittsburgh and in particular the victory laps around the Coliseum following the game. The barn was as loud as I’ve heard it in my life. I chewed on ice cubes for the few days leading up to game six just so I could get my voice back.

Kevin: February 19th, 2007. President’s day game when the Islanders still did the “Loudville” section down in the 100’s where the Isles shoot twice. Crosby was stopped point blank with under a minute left, then Mike Sillinger scored the game winning goal with less than 30 seconds to go. Place exploded and my brother and I went nuts.

Michael: Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend any of the 2013 playoff games, but my favorite moment at the Coliseum would be the 2009 Draft Party when the Isles selected John Tavares. It may not seem like the greatest of moments but it was a night where all Islander fans were able to celebrate and feel like the team was finally getting that core player to lead them back to the promised land.