For the month of May, Hockey Night on Long Island will broadcast episodes bi-weekly. Topics such as the offseason for the Islanders and the NHL Playoffs will be discussed. The next episode of HNLI will be on Saturday May 3, 2008 at 3:30 PM EST. As always, be sure to call in (718-664-9597), IM (AIM: hockeynightli) and join us in the HNLI chatroom for this episode. In June, Hockey Night on Long Island's 2008 NHL Entry Draft Coverage will begin, with episodes occurring weekly. Be sure to keep checking hockeynightonlongisland.com for updates on the special guests for these episodes. All episodes will still remain at the normal Saturday 3:30 PM EST time. Thanks for your support of Hockey Night on Long Island.
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Friday, April 25, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Be sure to tune into Hockey Night on Long Island this Saturday at a special 2:30 PM EST start time. Hosts Alex and Steve will be joined by special guest Tom Mascioli of islesinfo.com to discuss the Wednesday's Open House and Chalk Talk, the upcoming NHL Draft, free agency, and of course the ongoing NHL playoffs. Like usual the guys will be taking your phone calls, IMS, and hosting the always awesome HNLI chatroon. So, be sure to tune in at a special time for another great offseason episode of Hockey Night on Long Island.
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Thursday, April 10, 2008
Unfortuatley, hosts Steve and Alex have to cancel this weekend's episode of Hockey Night on Long Island. The next episode of HNLI will be on Saturday, April 19 at 3:30 PM EST. Stay tuned to hockeynightonlongisland.com for more updates on scheduling, guests, and much more.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Saturday's episode of Hockey Night on Long Island of course marked the start of the Islanders' offseason, but also was a lot of fun thanks to some great banter between Hosts Alex and Steve and special guest Andy Facini of the Islanders Castaway Blog. A large portion of the show discussed the NHL's scheduling and playoff system and how they can both be improved. Of course, a large amount of attention was given to Monday Night's NHL Draft Lottery, where the Islanders will have the opportunity to obtain the first overall pick in the draft and acquire young phenom Steve Stamkos. Call-ins from a few regulars ranged from Rick DiPietro and Wade Dubiliwicz to the play of Blake Comeau and Kyle Okposo, making for a very interesting episode. If you missed Saturday's episode of HNLI, be sure to check out the show page for the archived episode or search "Hockey Night on Long Island" in the iTunes Music Store.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Be sure to tune into Hockey Night on Long Island this Saturday at 3:30 PM EST for what will sadly be the first episode of the Islanders' offseason. Despite that circumstance, however, Saturday's episode of HNLI should be another great one, featuring updates on recent Islanders' news, a look back at the 2007-2008 Islanders season, a preview of Monday's NHL Draft Lottery, a look ahead to the NHL Playoffs, and a look ahead to the Islanders in the offseason. Hosts Alex and Steve will also be taking your calls, IMs, and banter via the HNLI chatroom for the ultimate listener interactivity. So, be sure to spend your Saturday afternoon with Alex and Steve on Hockey Night on Long Island. To listen, visit www.show.hockeynightonlongisland.com or click on the button below.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
The draft lottery, which will be held at 8 PM EST, is particularly important for the Islanders, who are currently seated among the bottom five teams in the league. Should they still be there when Monday night rolls around, the Isles will have a shot at obtaining the first overall draft pick and almost certainly the highly touted prospect, Steve Stamkos.
This, of course, all depends on how the Islanders do in the few games that remain in the NHL season. Should they lose and fall in the standings, they could potentially better their odds at bringing in Stamkos or at least a higher pick. This, however, would mean losing to the Rangers twice and propelling them to the clinching of a playoff birth. So, the home-and-home against the Rangers, regardless of the outcome, will most likely be a bittersweet one for Islanders fans to watch.
Regardless of how the Isles fare in their final few games, it is certain that Monday night will be a key night for the future of the franchise. It's extremely exciting that the NHL is taking the step to televise the lottery and I'm sure every Isles fan will be watching closely on Monday Night.
Be sure to tune into this Saturday's episode of Hockey Night on Long Island as hosts Alex and Steve will undoubtedly devote plenty of coverage to Monday night's lottery and much more Isles talk.
For the full announcement from the NHL and info on the Lottery system, click here