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Making Our Own Fun (Sorta)

Wednesday, 05.18.2011 / 4:33 PM
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Skates On A Plane
Making Our Own Fun (Sorta)

This blog is based loosely on the notion that being around the Islanders is phenomenally entertaining. In fact, my whole job is loosely based on that notion.

So what happens when you take a six-person communications department that’s used to spending hours a day (and night) at the rink, and chain them to their desks in the windowless bowels of the Coliseum?

We restlessly attempt to make our own fun.

It started innocently enough with an NHL playoff pool – we figured, “what do other office workers do for fun at work?” and gambling felt right.

Next we designed our own t-shirts (see below for previous post), because what’s a summer camp without arts and crafts?

Things took a turn for the strange with an admittedly weird, albeit amusing twitter game “Name these Isles Eyes” (pictured).

Then yesterday, fueled by about two dozen Cinco de Mayo tacos, the department rode a 10-foot wave of delirious and jumped all over @grabner40’s twitter hash-tag “#Kimberslife.”

Kimber, of course, is the head of our department, who’s renowned for his machine-like work ethic and ability to work on zero hours of sleep.


Feel free to search the hash-tag on twitter to browse our best shots at our boss.

It’s only the beginning of May, so I’m getting pretty concerned about what we'll be coming up with in August.

Needless to say, this blog and this department are desperately awaiting the start of the players' summer community appearances, which are sure to provide more entertaining content.

In the mean time, any advice from office-vets is welcome.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 49 14 32 3 92 174 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 48 23 25 -1 48
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 48 9 25 16 34
B. Nelson 48 15 15 5 30
F. Nielsen 48 9 17 4 26
J. Boychuk 38 4 21 16 25
J. Bailey 36 8 14 7 22
N. Leddy 48 7 14 14 21
N. Kulemin 48 11 9 0 20
A. Lee 42 13 5 6 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 10 0 .912 2.42
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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