Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
The Islanders’ season has not worked out the way they had hoped on the ice, but their television performance has been a success in comparison.
Sports Business Journal crunched numbers at the Olympic break and determined that relative to this point in 2011-12 – the last non-lockout season – they were up 95.2 percent in average rating – second in the NHL to the Coyotes.
The Rangers ranked...Read more »
“NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other,” the NBCSN show that has followed NHLers behind the scenes through this winter of outdoor games and Olympic Games, will unveil perhaps its most important episode Thursday: a two-parter focused on the fortnight in Sochi.
Unfortunately for Islanders fans, one key subject of the show will be the season-ending injury to a certain star player with the initials...Read more »
Sure, it would have been an added layer of cool to stage an NHL game at the original Yankee Stadium, but for NBC there are undeniable benefits to the move across 161st Street.
Producer Sam Flood said that as historic as Fenway Park and Wrigley Field are, Yankee Stadium’s modernity makes it far easier to produce a telecast. Unlike Fenway and Wrigley, he said, “This place was built once television...Read more »
It has been six months since “Big Shot,’’ about former Islanders owner John Spano, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, complete with appearances by both Spano and actor/Islanders fan Kevin Connolly, who directed the film.
Now, at last, you can see it, too, at 8 p.m. Tuesday on ESPN. It is a must-watch for Islanders fans, and for anyone with an interest in the power of delusion – both of...Read more »
The Islanders announced a renewal Friday of their radio deal with Hofstra’s WRHU (88.7 FM) that also includes a partnership with WRCN (103.9 FM) that will extend the reach of their games into central and eastern Suffolk County.
Chris King will continue as the team’s radio play-by-play voice, and Hofstra students will assist in the broadcasts, including work as color commentators and reporters.
“We’re...Read more »
The Islanders have finished ahead of both the Rangers and Devils once in the past 20 years – in 2001-02 – but MSG Plus analyst Butch Goring believes it will happen this season.
“They are fast, they are confident, they are young, they have very good goaltending, they have a good young corps of defensemen,’’ he said Tuesday at an MSG event celebrating the return of hockey and hoops. “They play...Read more »