Once again Lighthouse Hockey spent an entire season posting recaps of every Islanders game using cat pictures exclusively at our Facebook page. We call them Re-Cats.
Here is the final gallery of all 82 cats used this season. Each Re-Cat consists of three parts: the final score, a player of the game (usually for the winning team but not always) and a cat.
The gallery is embedded below or you can click here to visit our Facebook page and view the Re-Cats. Just click the first pic and scroll through. If you do visit our page - and I always feel filthy even asking this but - please give us a completely superficial and ultimately worthless "like."
The Re-Cats are clearly meant to be silly, shameless drivers of cheap social media heat. They’re not meant to be substitutes for full game stories or analysis from us or anyone else.
But I’d like to call attention to this select group of pictures that more or less illustrates exactly how the Islanders season went the way it did. Sometimes, I even amaze myself.
Greystoke: The Legend of the Lighthouse Hockey Facebook Post-Game Re-Cats: Lord of the posts
Facebook remains a big driver of web traffic. I have no idea why. Nevertheless, our glorious SBN Mothership occasionally asks its member blogs to not neglect Facebook and post articles and other content to their pages.
So in 2014, I tried to think of a Facebook exclusive thing LHH could create. But the only thing I knew about Facebook through my wife's usage of it was that 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, here we are.
Thanks to everyone for following the Re-Cats for the third straight season. Sadly, this is the first year we won’t see any Playoff Re-Cats. Regular season Re-Cats will return in October. Let’s hope 2018 Playoff Re-Cats follow.