Mark Herrmann had a cool item on his Isles blog: Coach Ted Nolan went to a Knicks game and said he gets a lot of coaching ideas from basketball. You can argue about the quality of the NBA game, but if you watch a guy like Steve Nash work the top of the key, or what we in hockey might call the point, you can’t help but get some ideas about what a different kind of power play might look like. Especially with a real puck-moving defenseman at the point. Not necessarily someone who can blast the puck, but really more someone who can dish it.
Obviously, Long Island is on my mind because of all of the hullabaloo over the Amy Fisher sex tape (surprisingly safe for work). Nolan can watch all the basketball he wants — the Island will always belong to Joey and Amy. Eric will back me up on this.