All season exclusively at our Facebook page, Lighthouse Hockey has been posting recaps of every Islanders game using cat pictures. We call them Re-Cats.
Here is the final gallery of all 81 cats used this season (the opening game had no cat). Each Re-Cat consists of three parts: the final score, a player of the game (usually for the winning team) and a cat.
The gallery is embedded below or you can click here to visit our Facebook page and view the Re-Cats. If you do visit the page - and I feel filthy even asking this but - please give us a completely superficial and ultimately worthless "like."
The New York Islanders 2014-15 season, recapped in cat form (scroll up from the bottom to follow in sequence).Posted by Lighthouse Hockey on Sunday, April 12, 2015
Okay, fine, I'll explain it:
It turns out that even in 2015, Facebook is still a big driver of web traffic. Our glorious SBN Mothership occasionally asks its member blogs to not neglect Facebook and post articles and other content to the individual pages.
With that in mind, I tried to think of things that LHH could do exclusively at our page and that wouldn't be a hassle for us. Problem is, I have never had a Facebook page for myself and generally have no idea how it works.
Here's what I knew about Facebook through my wife's usage of it: It has a lot of pictures of kids and cats. So, how could I use this information? Kids...? Er, pass. But cats might be something. The next idea was the Re-Cats.
So why does the first game have no Re-Cat? Because Dom's view of Facebook is only slightly less dismissive than mine and it took us a day to figure out how I could log in and post. We got our act together for Game 2.
Thanks to everyone for following the Re-Cats all season. The response was great and I'll continue them for the playoffs. Let's all hope we see more than a handful of felines.