What would New York Islanders fans throw onto the Barclays Center ice? It depends.
This is what happens when there’s no new news.
Newsday’s Arthur Staple posed the following question to his followers on Twitter yesterday: “Trying to think what #Isles fans would throw on the ice as a tradition… Oysters? Artisanal Brooklyn cheese? A Rangers fan?”
Trying to think what #Isles fans would throw on the ice as a tradition… Oysters? Artisanal Brooklyn cheese? A Rangers fan?
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) May 30, 2017
While those suggestions were cute, it’s the comments that were downright hilarious. Here’s a sampling:
@StapeNewsday Cups of Wendy's chili
— John Zanussi (@johnzanussi) May 30, 2017
@StapeNewsday chameleons because you can only see them from specific angles
— Filipovic Forsberg (@DimFilipovic) May 30, 2017
@StapeNewsday Fish sticks, this was so obvious
— Matt (@matt__harris) May 30, 2017
@StapeNewsday Tavares's broken sticks
— Reina 9️⃣ (@brocksbelt71) May 30, 2017
@StapeNewsday Reams of articles that didn't hold Snow accountable!
— Rookie Example (@KeithLHHockey) May 30, 2017
@StapeNewsday Can you throw crippling depression on the ice?
— Isles Road Warrior (@IslesRW) May 30, 2017
A white SUV https://t.co/fe0i5XOCfh
— Eric Mirlis (@themirl) May 30, 2017
@StapeNewsday I would throw something but I can't see the ice from my seats
— Mike Vespoli (@michaelvespoli) May 30, 2017
@StapeNewsday Chunks of asbestos from the old Coliseum
— Ethan Greenberg (@egreenberg99) May 30, 2017
Vespoli is correct: there’s simply no way of throwing anything onto the ice when one can’t even see it. Maybe this will happen at Belmont Park.
In other news… the Tampa Bay Lightning will host the 2018 All Star Game, while the Capitals and Leafs will duel it out at the United States Naval Academy. “The Maple Leafs and Capitals will make their respective Coors Light NHL Stadium Series debuts in our inaugural outdoor game at a U.S. Service Academy,” Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “The energy and excitement will be extraordinary at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium when these teams resume the rivalry that reached new heights during their First Round playoff series this past April.
Bettman was adamant about the NHL not competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in his annual “state of the league” address. Bill Daly touched on Quebec’s bid for a team: “I think we have to address that imbalance before we can give more consideration to the Quebec City application,” he said in reference to there being 16 teams in the East and 15 teams in the West.
The first game of the Stanley Cup was unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Despite not recording a single shot for 37 minutes (including the entire second period), the Penguins still managed to stave off a furious comeback attempt by the Predators en route to a 5-3 victory.