Isles STH Function at Adventureland

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Sparky was a very hospitable Dragon today – Photo courtesy of R. Kind

It was a good day for the Season Ticket Holders at Adventureland today.  The players were great, gracious and were real hospitable with the fans.

But in some cases, you can see the expressions come out – some of the guys were not happy with the previous night’s game.

Expect practice to be a tough hard workout for the boys.  Vancouver and Coach Tortorella will give the Isles a big test.

Expect Matt Donovan to be back in the lineup on Tuesday.  The big question I have is:

“Why was he NOT in the lineup last night?

Matt Carkner was his replacement – and to be fair, I think he had his worst effort as an Islander.  As for Donovan, he played, I thought, his BEST game on Thursday against the Oilers.  Coaching decisions sometimes do not make any sense whatsoever.

With Lubo out with a concussion, Donovan should return.  Radek Martinek is practicing with the team, and probably will be activated soon.

Brock Nelson was not at the event today.  Wonder what the reason is.

But the function was fun.  The lines for Tavares and Moulson were ridiculous.  It was a big crowd tonight, and the fans were trying to give the players the support they need.

Tomorrow – back to work, and the last game of the home stand.  Then a couple of days to get ready for the Pens at the ‘point’ on Friday night, before the Flyers come calling on Saturday night.