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Islanders: 5 Things To Do For Fun With No NHL

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 28: A general view of the arena prior to the game between the New York Islanders and the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Barclays Center on April 28, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 28: A general view of the arena prior to the game between the New York Islanders and the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Barclays Center on April 28, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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The NHL has suspended its season due to the COVID-19 outbreak. With no New York Islanders hockey, what are we supposed to do for fun?

I can’t remember a time in my life when there were no sports. Sure, there’s been lockouts before and there’s been times where we’ve been without the New York Islanders for an extended period of time, but not like this.

The best comparison for the world stopping that I can think of is after 9-11. While clearly a terrorist attack is very different from a virus, the world coming to a halt is where the comparison is drawn.

So, while the NHL and sports leagues around the country are stopped what are we supposed to do? I have some ideas to get us through these trying times

Binge A Show

Binging a Netflix show is something I always want to do but rarely have the time for. Between covering the Islanders and following along with the NFL and MLB I have something to watch almost every single night.

Well now, I can finally give Schitt’s Creek a chance and see what all the hype is about.

Workout 

Working out is something I always say I’m going to do but rarely do. Well, now’s my chance there’s no excuse anymore as there is no sporting events to come home to watch after work. Perfect time to attempt to get into shape.

Read a book

Normally, I scoff at the idea of reading a novel. Not because I’m an uneducated animal but because there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to allocate reading time to. I recently got my favorite book, “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Amazon maybe I’ll finally give it a go now…maybe.

Learn a skill

I’m a man of very few talents. I can talk into a microphone and formulate half legible sentences about my favorite hockey team, that’s about it. Maybe I’ll do something productive like learning how to finish a basement, or maybe we’ll start small like how to build a shelf. Anyway, now is the perfect time to be productive and work on that project you’ve been putting off.

Rewatch old games

Now we’re thinking! The old rewatch trick. Maybe I’ll rewatch one of the Islanders Stanley Cup series’ for entertainment. It would be pretty cool to watch a dominant hockey team for a change, I think this is the preferred method.

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