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As the New York Post's Larry Brooks notes, the New York Islanders are starting to resemble a functional, decently-run hockey team just as they're nearing their exit from the Nassau Coliseum:
A redwood might be on the verge of taking root in Brooklyn, but a hockey team is growing on Long Island, and right before the same very eyes that once gloried in visions of the Dynasty that ruled the sports world three decades ago.
All across sports, you hear about franchises building toward the opening of new arenas or stadia. The baseball Braves are directing their energy toward rebuilding their organizational talent level to coincide with the team’s move to the suburbs in 2017. It sounds like a marketing roll-out plan every bit as much as it does a plan to contend.
Here on the Island, perhaps through a matter of serendipitous timing, the Islanders are holding their coming-out party on their way out of the Coliseum — where John Tavares, Jaro Halak, Travis Hamonic and friends have embraced this final opportunity to skate in the footprints of Bryan Trottier, Billy Smith and Denis Potvin.
NEW YORK (March 1, 2014) -- New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic has been suspended, without pay, for one game for instigating a fight during the final five minutes of NHL Game No. 903 at Nassau Coliseum this afternoon, March 1, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
Hamonic will forfeit $19,780.22 in salary. In addition, New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano has been fined $10,000.
Hamonic was assessed a minor penalty for instigation, a major penalty for fighting and a game misconduct at 15:23 of the third period. Both the suspension to the player and the fine of the coach are automatic for a violation of Rule 46.22.
Watch the incident below...
Some talk late last night and this morning about this scrum at the end of the game. It's playoff hockey, nothing out of the ordinary about this.
Evgeni Malkin and Travis Hamonic did receive 5 for fighting, but I don't see anything that would deserve further discipline, but that is just my opinion.
The animated .gif below tells it all.
Now Orpik was hurt, came back with stiches above the nose area, but I don’t think the damage was done by Hamonic.
The gif was posted at HFBoards by a user named HookeyPookey.
As most of you know, some fans from some city in Pennsylvania haven’t taken very well to the fact of an organized fan gathering on Friday night, August 19th at Champions on Long Island.
First off, let me discuss what this gathering is for. The official invite page with a summary of the event can be found here. The aim and purpose of this party is to gather Islanders fans who are craving for hockey and can’t wait the 55 more days until the season starts.