The New York Islanders will have a new game day host this year, as much as we might miss Alyse Zwick chanting about her during the game will solve nothing.
A lot of the time Sometimes on Twitter terrible ideas are tossed around and the majority of people realize it’s a bad take, but the small majority can ruin it for everyone. That situation happened last night in regards to the New York Islanders opening night.
Picture this, it’s opening night at Nassau Coliseum. You just tailgated in the parking lot for three hours. You’re a few beers and hot dogs deep already, and now you get to your seats to sit down and watch some Islanders hockey against a division rival. Life is good.
A chant begins, it’s not “Let’s Go Islanders” it’s not “JT Sucks” it’s “We Want Alyse”. What?
For context, the New York Islanders decided to change things up and Alyse Zwick, the former game day host, will not be returning. I liked Alyse a ton, she was very good at her job and it’s sad to see her go but chanting “We Want Alyse” solves nothing.
They’re not going to bring her back, and all it does is make the new person doing it feel wildly uncomfortable. Imagine showing up for your first day at a new job and you have 15,000 people screaming that they want the person you replaced back. How would that make you feel?
The job is hard enough, adding that kind of pressure isn’t fair and I’m fairly positive Alyse wouldn’t want you to do this.
The tweet’s been deleted so I don’t think it’s going to happen but in case you didn’t see it, let’s nip this in the bud before it starts to gain momentum. I think for the first time ever, all of Isles Twitter agreed last night that this was a bad idea.
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