Lighthouse Zeitgeist

Humor, parody, fiction and other things to make us laugh from the New York Islanders and the wider world of hockey.

Zeitgeist: O'Reilly's Dad Reaches Out to DiPietro


After 13 years, a ton of losses and a million injuries, the Islanders have placed goalie Rick DiPietro on waivers. It's a tough time for the former All Star and first overall pick. But a famous...

Zeitgeist: Ruff Breaks Out Nash Bridges, The Verve


For the first time since 1997, Lindy Ruff is not the coach of the Buffalo Sabres. That means he has a lot of free time to catch up on some hobbies and interests he had to give up years ago like...

Zeitgeist: Pope Benedict to Have Number Retired


With Pope Benedict XVI stepping down at the end of the month, the Vatican has announced plans to retire his number and the decision is not sitting well with some fans. (parody) (not really about...

Zeitgeist: Meteor Brings Russian Hockey Superboy


The meteor that exploded over Russia last week brought more than just window-busting shockwaves. A young boy with amazing super powers was found in a spaceship among the debris and the Russian...

After Win, Isles Allowed Off Crippled Cruise Ship


After Thursday's 4-3 shootout win over the Rangers, the New York Islanders snapped their 5-game losing streak and can finally leave the powerless cruise ship they had been stranded on for the last...


DiPietro's Hot & Spicy Summer: Advance draft

With Rick DiPietro's season seeming to go in the wrong direction, I thought I would get a head start on the annual offseason-Rick DiPietro-is-facing-adversity-down long form story.

Zeitgeist: Wang's State of the Uniondale Address


The New York Islanders have dropped five straight games. The players are frustrated, the coaches are frustrated & the fans are frustrated. Fortunately, owner Charles Wang has planned a speech to...

Isles Suffer 4th Season-Ending Loss of the Week


The Islanders' season-ending 3-2 loss to Buffalo on Saturday was their fourth season-ending defeat this week and definitely worse than the previous season-ending losses to New Jersey, Pittsburgh...

Zeitgeist: Thomas to Revive Bull Moose Party


Recently traded to the New York Islanders, forthright goaltender Tim Thomas plans to follow in the footsteps of former Long Island resident Theodore Roosevelt and lead a third party revolution in...

Zeitgeist: Tortorella & The New Yorker Cartoons


Rangers coach John Tortorella is known as a fiery and combative bench boss. But unknown to most of the hockey world is that he has been submitting jokes to The New Yorker's cartoon caption contest...

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