Like everyone else reading this, I’m excited to finally see hockey return this week. It’s been too long without seeing any action on the ice.
What’s equally as exciting is this marks the beginning of NYI Hockey Now and top-shelf coverage of the New York Islanders.
For the last 10 years – crazy to even write that – I’ve covered the Islanders for a number of different outlets, but this is the most exciting endeavor yet. NYI Hockey Now will be your 24/7 stop for everything you’d need and want to know about the Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now is part of National Hockey Now, a growing network of team-specific sites with outposts in Pittsburgh, Colorado, Boston, Florida and San Jose. Now they’ve planted a flag here in New York with more sites coming as well.
And the launch couldn’t come at a better time as the Islanders begin their quest for a fifth Stanley Cup, in one of the most unique circumstances anyone has ever seen. NYI Hockey Now will bring you the latest news, pre and post-game reports, analysis, features and everything in between to connect you the fans to the Islanders during the playoffs.
We even have a reporter you probably know IN TORONTO to cover the games in-person. Hello Rob Simpson, formerly of the NHL Network.
Going forward, we’ll be at practices, every home game, and on the road as much as possible with the Islanders. We’ll do weekly reader mailbags and Q&As. We’ll keep you updated with what’s going on up in Bridgeport with the Sound Tigers and we’ll have a ton of fun doing it along the way.
It’s been my dream since high school to cover hockey and for the past 10 years, I’ve gotten the opportunity to do that, and witness some incredible highs and lows in Islander history. Now I get to continue that and bring you the best freemium coverage I can possibly give.
My hope is you subscribe for a nominal fee and help support coverage for an underserved (and sometimes disrespected) fanbase that I know craves quality content about their team. Give us a follow as well @NYIHockeyNow and @C_Arnold01 on Twitter and like us at NYI Hockey Now on Facebook.
As the great Samuel L. Jackson once said, “hold onto your butts.”