The Islanders pair up and disperse to local elementary schools every season to speak to thousands of impressionable Long Island students.
Over several years, across hundred’s of schools, some things never change
1. The Dolled Up Teacher – Something tells me those 4” heels aren’t your “everyday shoes” for teaching first grade. Also, those giant hoop earrings are just asking for trouble around grabby six-year-olds. They always have the same dark eyeliner and tight pants; the only thing that differentiates these lovely ladies is their creative excuse for finding some one-on-one time with the players.
2. The Over-Zealous Gym Teacher – I’m sure your third-grade student is the Wayne Gretzky of floor hockey and he can make a foam ball dance on his strait-bladed plastic stick like I wouldn’t believe. No, we can’t ask John Tavares to strap on goalie gear and stand in front of the taped-up outline of a goal on the cafetorium wall so your supposed prodigy can shoot on him.
3. The Token Ranger Fan – Thanks for wearing a Rangers jersey to the Islanders assembly. Also, thanks for asking a question that emphases your allegiance. Finally, way to turn into the most over-zealous autograph recipient of the bunch. No, they can’t sign your hand/arm/face.
Has there ever been a better time to introduce John Tavares as the new face of Gillette in Canada?
Movember just continues to destroy every good PR opportunity ever.
At least for the shaving company, this will become a good “before” photo in 10 days when the ‘stache campaign comes to a close and Tavares loses the lip hair.
On the other hand, the soul patch, as far as we know, is here to stay. Movember doesn’t say anything about soul patches. That’s a life choice that JT made independent of any charity campaign.
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Happy belated Birthday Matt Carkner!
Love Shakey, and the rest of the staff that got to eat your cake at the team dinner in Columbus.
Also thanks to our strength coach, who left cake out of the team’s diet program.. Even on birthdays.
Note to Isles Fans: When you win a “Road Trip With The Team” at an Islanders Children’s Foundation charity auction, Matt Martin walks your adorable kid around the plane to meet the team.
Your offspring will return from the trip with pictures, autographs and a working knowledge of texas holdem.
Equipment Manager Scott Boggs with an assist on the game winning goal tonight in Pittsburgh.
That means he has to do media.
Also, lets take a moment to soak in the beautiful handwriting that I imagine belongs to Josh Bailey.
Memo to players: Keep an eye on your fancy dress socks, or a teammate will wear them during warmups.
Don’t ask what happens when they get their hands on your pocket square.
Brock Nelson just keeps getting more impressive.
The rookie did his first intermission radio interview tonight with his mouth guard in.
Three questions, something about a first NHL point, flawless enunciation.
The ceremonial handing out of the Superman flat brims marks the official start of the season.
One to Matt Moulson, one to Kyle Okposo, and a few leftovers in the cupboard for when one of their teammates needs help kick-starting a point streak.
The boys will wear the “S” pregame and during intermissions during all 82 games plus playoffs.
Way too busy with this last night to watch the Breaking Bad finale.
There was a hockey game or something too, apparently.
Interview request in Ottawa: Anyone who speaks French.
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