Will have to wait until later for the photo-rrific addendum to my recap of the Islanders-Kings game in Kansas City (sorry about the parsing rant at the end, but I don't like confusing relocation issue with the expansion issue with the attendance for a Tuesday night practice game).
In the meantime, some immediate reactions to yesterday's 10 hours of hearings on the Lighthouse Project. There will be plenty more from a variety of very thoughtful local voices, I'm sure, but here is what was up in the wee hours of the night:
- Lighthouse Developers Grilled at Hearing [Newsday]
- Chris Botta found the wording in that Newsday story curious, to be sure...
- ...because he sure found the hearings tense, and Wang more than prepared.
- He also says the Isles are this much closer to doing the flirting overtly dance. [AOL FanHouse] Think that's what Murray is hoping for?
- The K.C. Star version of things. (Keep in mind this is the guy who compared Tavares to Crosby and Gretzky combined.)
- B.D. valiantly attempts to sort out the crossed signals of mistrust from the two sides. [Hockey Independent]
- Christian found the hearings quite nasty indeed. [Islanders Hockey Blog]
- I hate franchise relocations. And I miss the Whalers. But I don't care if Hartford would love the Isles -- they can't have 'em.
- I already explained in the game recap why this story about K.C.'s reception was a bit misguided in terms of K.C., but not so misguided in terms of whether the K.C. game helped Wang's cause at all.
- Oh, heck, let's go to the ice: Here's Newsday's hockey-centric game story.
More: There's likely to be plenty more at the above sources and from the other usual suspects like Let There be Light(house), Official's Outlook, Islesblogger, and 7th Woman (or their respective Twitter accounts, as noted) to name a few.