If you are unaware, this Friday August 19th, MSG+ is re-airing the Islanders 9-3 butt kicking of the Penguins from Feb. 11th when the two teams combined for 346 PIMS. The Islanders have decided to have a meetup at Champions at the Marriot next door to the Coliseum. The Islanders decision to do this has drawn the ire of some people including Joe Yeardon from prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com as well as some Penguins blog which was behind the "bury gillies" movement which is still one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard.
Anyway, Mr. Yeardon accuses the Islanders of celebrating madness with holding this party. As I recall the Bruins vs Habs game that took place just two days prior to this one was heralded as old time hockey and stuff, then this happens and everyone hates on the Islanders because they stuck up to the leagues golden child and wiped the floor with them in every facet of the game. Was Trevor Gillies out of line at the time? Sure, you bet he was! But outside of the actions of Gillies that night this game was hardly madness, and anyone Mr. Yeardon included who thinks otherwise is just fooling themselves. This is a type of game many Isles fans had been begging for, for years! It showed the team still had a pulse!!
Now the objections with the Pens blog is the same crap we've been hearing from Penguin fans since 2/12. Its been over 6 months now, when is it finally time to stop complaining about this? I know its something that the fans get from the team with Mario & Sidney Crosby having such prominent roles with them, but seriously when are you Penguin fans going to concentrate more on the Penguins and less on the Islanders? Its past ridiculous now!!
Update: The Pittsburgh gazette has joined the party to, saying the isles having this is wrong & stuff. I think people in Pit. need to realize how ridiculous there making themselves look to people outside Pit. with their complaining about the isles having a viewing party to watch a game from over 6 months ago. The game wasn't last week or even last month. When do Penguin writers start writing updates on Crosby and Malkin coming back from injury & stop complaining about this? Its embarrassing & as as I said above past ridiculous!!