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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

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 65 41 18 6 175 146 88
2 NYI 66 42 21 3 211 185 87
3 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
4 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 66 35 21 10 194 164 80
8 BOS 63 31 22 10 168 165 72
9 FLA 65 28 23 14 159 185 70
10 PHI 65 28 25 12 173 187 68
11 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 65 26 34 5 175 199 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 66 31 36 5 67
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 66 14 28 22 42
B. Nelson 66 18 20 8 38
F. Nielsen 66 11 26 13 37
A. Lee 60 22 13 14 35
J. Bailey 54 13 20 13 33
J. Boychuk 56 7 25 15 32
N. Leddy 66 9 19 17 28
T. Hamonic 56 4 21 16 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 34 13 1 .911 2.48
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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