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It's good to have hockey back in town – I can't tell you how excited I am to get back to the old barn tonight. As a season ticket holder, it is hard not to get excited when hockey is back. For one, it is a chance to get caught up with the frienda you have made in your section. Another great reason – we are nuts about HOCKEY!

Pretty much all day at work today my mind was on the game, I think I was thinking about it more then half the team to be honest. I do have to remind myself that it is only preseason……

What to expect tonight

I expect the team to come out with a bit more jump then they have had the past few games. It is the teams one and only preseason performance in front of their home crowd and they want to show they are ready to return. It also helps we are playing the cross town rival New York Rangers, so you may see some physical play from the big boys (*Note that Simon is dressing and playing as his suspension does not count for the preseason).

As posted on the Islanders Website, we will get to see several players attempt to earn spots, in Johnson, Tambellini, Colliton and Comeau. It's going to be interesting watching these players battle it out and attempt to earn those hard to come by forward and defense positions.

I will try to update the blog from the game, no promises! I was also going to bring my camera, but I am walking from my uncle's house so if they deny me entrance with it (it's a DSLR Canon) I would hate to have to walk back across Hempstead Turnpike just to bring the camera back.

Hockey is back in Uniondale, and I love it!