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New York Islander Giveaway Nights Highlights

By Danny Radical

The New York Islanders, in an attempt to draw fans to the Barclays, have released the partial promotional night schedule. Look for the list of promotions for the entire season - EVERY HOME GAME! - later this month.

Here are some of the monthly highlight "promotions" you can look forward night.

Preseason

September 16: Open Practice, Northwell Health Ice Center at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow NY. Come see the Islanders skate in two different sheets of ice! All fans who attend will be required to buy something at the team store. Also, you may get to see the actual Stanley Cup on display, which is the closest John Tavares will actually come to the Stanley Cup in his Islanders career.

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Regular Season

October 9: My Seats are Better than Yours Night, vs. St. Louis. All fans in attendance will see a car parked in an arena that has better seats than the actual human beings. Well, most fans will see it, if they bought unobstructed view seats. Sponsored by Skynet.

November 16: Here's to Your Future Night, vs. Carolina. Did you know Carolina won a cup after leaving Hartford, a small market? No, we didn't win a Cup leaving small market Uniondale for major city Brooklyn, but our next move? Watch out! Fans 18 and over will get a replica Stanley Cup butt plug. Special bonus- Charles Wang sitting in the vestibule of the Barclays screaming "IT'S YOUR FAULT!" at all commuters.

December 19: Chris Osgood Night vs. Detroit. Chris Osgood is probably the only Islander that won Stanley Cups before and after playing for the Islanders with his original draft team, the Red Wings. He also pulled the Islanders out of an 8 year playoff drought and brought immediate credibility to the position of goal, which the year before was manned by John Vanbiesbrouck, Wade Flaherty, Chris Terreri, and Rick DiPietro. Christ. To commemorate the achievements of Chris, all fans will be able to run full speed at him and dive into his knees as two Islanders defensemen alumni watch.

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January 16: Islander Cup Winners Night, vs. New Jersey. This event celebrates some of the Islanders players who won a cup...after leaving the Islanders. Attending will be Jon Sim and Benoit Hogue (Dallas 1999), Vladimir Malokov (2000 New Jersey), Zdeno Chara (2011 Boston), and Mark Streit (2017 Pittsburgh). Fans in attendance can watch them all skate around the arena ice and live vicariously through their fanbases, and vomit profusely.

February 5: Third Time's a Charm Night, vs. Nashville. No, we're not bringing 3 time Cup finalist coach and Cup champion coach Peter Laviolette back to Long Island. We're looking at round 3 of Jack Capuano! All fans in attendance will get a bowl of "Gritz," found in the dirty areas of the arena.

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March 22: Ruslan Fedotenko Night: The Islanders will retire the number of Ruslan "the Tank" Fedotenko. Fedotenko wore the number 26, which is a slightly higher number than the number of playoff games the Islanders have played in during the Garth Snow era. Hey, close enough!

April 3: 101 Point Night, vs. Flyers. The Isles will celebrate their 101 point season in last season at the Nassau Coliseum with a banner that says "101," hanging right next to Al Arbours' "1500" and "740" banners. Flyers fans in attendance will be requested to chant "Twenty Fifteen!" to give proper respect to this major, major Islanders accomplishment.

Tune in later this month to see the full season schedule!