Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of updates and HNLI shows. We do plan on having our annual post-draft episode so stay tuned to the website for information on that. HNLI Steve will be providing a live twitter feed today from the Islanders Draft Party at the Coliseum. See below or go to twitter.com/hockeynightli for his observations and thoughts on the night. Lets Go Islanders!
Remember to tune into HNLI today @ 3:30 PM EST as Scott Cullen of TSN.ca joins Alex and Steve. The trio will talk about everything surorunding the New York Islanders and the NHL. As always, listeners are encouraged to call in (718-664-9597), IM us and participate in the HNLI Chat Room during the show. To listen live, click below
Be sure to tune into a special pre-game show of HNLI, right before Isles-Panthers, tomorrow (1/31) at 3:30 PM EST for 30 minutes. Steve and special guest co-host Tom Liodice (The Tiger Track, Newyorkislanders.com) will be joined by special guest Donny Rivette (Litter Box Cats) to provide a pre-game report for the game. Also, Steve and Tom will discuss everything surrounding the New York Islanders. As always, remember to call up (718-664-9597) during the show to give your thoughts and predictions for the Isles-Panthers game. Listen to HNLI tomorrow, 1/31, at 3:30 PM EST!
Be sure to tune into Hockey Night on Long Island, this Saturday (1/16) at 3:30 PM EST, as Steve is joined by Dominik (Lighthouse Hockey Blog). The two will discuss everything surrounding the New York Islanders, including the dominating performance against the Red Wings and the trade rumors about Ilya Kovalchuk coming to Long Island. They will also preview that night's Isles-Sabres game. As always, listeners are strongly encouraged to participate in the discussion by giving us a call (718-664-9597) during the show and chatting with listeners in the HNLI Chat Room. Remember: HNLI this Saturday, 1/16, at 3:30 PM EST for a 30-minute episode! To listen, click here
For an HNLI-record audience of over a hundred live listeners, Chris Botta joined hosts Alex and Steve Saturday afternoon for an exciting Isles interview. Botta, the mastermind behind Islanders Point Blank, discussed everything from the return of Rick DiPietro to Kyle Okposo's omission from the U.S. Olympic Team to potential Isles trade scenarios. Things got even more exciting when the phones started ringing at an HNLI-record rate and Botta faced a barrage of questions from caller after caller. With topics at just about every end of the spectrum, Botta provided both entertainment and insight for a boatload of hockey fanatics (and 2 thrilled hosts for that matter). Following Botta's marathon appearance, Alex and Steve were joined by Travis from Phoenix Coytoes blog Five For Howling, who helped preview the Islanders' Saturday night matchup with the Yotes in addition to explaining the ups and downs of the Phoenix ownership and arena situation.
Join the record-audience who tuned in live by catching Saturday's episode of Hockey Night on Long Island via archive. To do so, click over here or subscribe to the HNLI podcast by searching "Hockey Night on Long Island" in the iTunes Store.
In order to accommodate those planning to watch the NFL's wildcard playoff game between the Jets and the Bengals, HNLI will be bumped up by a half hour to 3 PM EST this Saturday. Joining us for the first portion of the episode will be Chris Botta (aka the Blogfather) of Islanders Point Blank. As most Isles fans know by now, Mr. Botta is the premiere source for Islanders news, commentary, and analysis and it is a very special opportunity to have him on the show. Along with Mr. Botta, hosts Alex and Steve will discuss the Islanders' recent win streak, the team's west coast swing, the return of Rick DiPietro, and much more. As always, listeners are encouraged to interact by calling, IMing, and chatting in the HNLI chatroom. Remember that if you get your calls in early enough, you will have the chance to talk with Chris Botta himself. So, don't miss a special HNLI at a special time: this Saturday at 3 PM EST
Please take a moment to vote for Hockey Night on Long Island in the final round of the NHL Arena's Isles Blog-Off. With only four blogs remaining in the field, it is a tight race to determine which Isles blog will be the NHL Arena's official Islanders blog representative. To make your voice heard, head over to the Round 4 Poll, and cast your vote for HNLI! We appreciate all of your support thus far and appreciate it going forward.
Be sure to tune into Saturday's episode of Hockey Night on Long Island at 3:30 PM EST as HNLI kicks off the New Year with a bang. This week, HNLI will be joined by Nick Colombo of WFAN.com, who will provide insight on the latest in Islander Country, the Lighthouse Project, and the 2010 NHL Winter Classic. In addition, hosts Alex and Steve will break down the newly released Olympic rosters and preview Saturday night's Isles matchup with the Atlanta Thrashers. As always, listeners are invited to interact with our special guest, hosts, and other listeners by calling in, sending an instant message, or joining the HNLI chatroom. Don't miss what should be a great start to another year of Hockey Night on Long Island.
Happy Holidays from HNLI hosts Alex and Steve to all of our loyal listeners and readers. This show would be nothing without all of your support and contributions both on and off the air. Stay tuned to our homepage for blog updates and scheduling announcements.
HNLI was back in business Saturday afternoon as hosts Alex and Steve took the airwaves for an hour of New York Islanders banter. Among the topics discussed were the recent home-and-home with the Rangers, Saturday's matchup with the Montreal Canadians, the Rick DiPietro saga, the development of Josh Bailey and John Tavares, and the upcoming Winter Classic and Winter Olympics. The show also featured several insightful callers, including an eyewitness to DP's second AHL rehab start in Springfield. All in all it was a great hour of hockey talk. Be sure to download the archive if you couldn't catch HNLI today live. Also remember to subscribe to the HNLI podcast by searching "Hockey Night on Long Island" in the iTune store.
Hockey Night on Long Island (HNLI) is the premeire internet talk show dedicated to the New York Islanders. The show is hosted by Steve and Alex. Every week we try to bring you the best in Islanders banter. We have had plenty of engaging Islanders guests from a few great bloggers, to NHL.com writers, to Greg Logan of Newsday, and many more! In addition, we always love to hear from our listeners through a phone call, instant message, or the HNLI chatroom. To check out our latest episodes, see our schedule, and to listen live, click on the Blogtalkradio button above. Until the next show, enjoy our ramblings here.