Mike and Dan discus the return of Islanders Hockey as the team takes a 1-0 lead over the Panthers in their play-in series.
They recap the 2-1 win, enjoy the Islanders finding their signature game quickly and remember some aspects of their style that they had forgotten about over the last few months. They also - finally - talk about the naming rights for the Belmont Arena going to UBS and why the boring big money deal is a significant one for the franchise.
Finally, they talk about some other scores from around the league, the comfort of watching hockey on TV again and what Pierre McGuire thinks his job is.
- Jenny’s recap of the Islanders’ 2-1 win over the Panthers in Game 1.
- Dom on the UBS Arena naming announcement. Ingloriously sponsored now and forever.
- Some more arena listening: Arthur Staple with Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky and Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke on No Sleep Til Belmont; Andrew Gross also talked to Ledecky and Leiweke on Island Ice, as well as Newsday’s Jim Baumbach about the long road to get the Islanders to a new arena; Leiweke was on Bloomberg’s sports business podcast to talk about a lot of the innovations and technology that the building will feature.
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