Funny Stuff on “Eyes On Isles”

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My first child… LOL!

I feel like a proud father… Well, sort of.

Eyes On Isles was the site I started a couple of years ago.  It launched John Panarese as a star when Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, linked his article to his hundreds of thousands of followers.

I was proud of that site.  Unfortunately, I had to leave it, because for me, I just could not write 30+ article a month.  I love my Islanders, I love to write, but the opportunities were not there.  Hence, I created Isles Talk, and have total control of my world, here.  My buddies, Toby, Paul and John came over with me, and we are a nice dysfunctional family.

Since we left, Rich, Andy, Mike and the new gang, have made Eyes On Isles a great site.  They have done a FANTASTIC job, and have some great pieces that they do.

This is the ‘shameless plug’ section of the article.  I am getting our readers to check this out.

The Clutterbuck Chronicles, Vol. 1: Long Island-Bound, and Loving It

The Clutterbuck Chronicles, Vol. 2: Offseason Activities

Michael Willhoft has created a pardoy piece about Cal Clutterbuck, and his assimilation into Islanders Country.  It is an absolute SCREAM.  I had uncontrollable laughter, loud enough to peeve some people in my office.  You HAVE to check it out!

 Remember, SportsTalk1240 on WGBB Sunday Night at 9PM.


Gary Harding

Gary Harding is the Lead Writer of Isles Talk. A former President of the Islanders Booster Club, and a season ticket holder for over 24 years, Gary qualifies as a ‘long suffering’ Islander fan. He, and his wife, Claire, sit in row A of Section 317, and attend just about every game possible, as well as a few road games in the year, too. He has been a member of the“Islanders Blog Box” since 2008; a project that allows bloggers like him, to be able to obtain media credentials to Islander home games, and get the perspective of reporting a game, just as if he is a full blown member of the media. Starting in August of 2013, John Panarese and Gary are talk show hosts on SPORTS TALK 1240 - a Part of the Sports Radio New York group on WGBB AM-1240. John and Gary are on at least once a month - talking about New York Sports (with a little Islander influence). Gary, born and raised in Levittown, on Long Island, and worked for a major car rental company for almost 26 years, and now is a Process Improvement Analyst for Icon Central Laboratories. He has been married to Claire for 7 years. They met on a bus trip to see the Islanders play in Montreal. Gary also is a fan of the New York Mets, Long Island Ducks, New York Jets, Everton of the English Premier League, and is a big fan of the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Gary is also an accomplished bowler, having achieved perfection on May 4th, 1994, by bowling a perfect 300 game. His highest league average ever was 219, and highest series was 798. Gary also just had weight loss surgery in May of 2013. In the four months following surgery, he has lost nearly 80 pounds, and feels great. For further information on bariatric surgery options, check out Long Island Obesity Surgery. Favorite Isles Moment – Everyone says the cups. They were great. However, I was not a season ticket holder, or going to the games, so my favorite, was the 1993 march to the semi’s – beating Washington and Pittsburgh – the best was seeing Darius Kasparitis punching Lemieux like a rented Mule! Funny how a few years later, they were teammates. Of course, Montreal had NINE guys on the ice when they scored in Overtime in Game 3 of the Semi-Finals. Favorite All time Isles player – Tie – Bossy and Trottier on Offense, and Glenn Healy at the net. (Remember Pens fans, Trottier TAUGHT Mario how to WIN!) Favorite Current Isles player – Okposo and JT – of course – with a close third to Michael Grabner; and with every day appreciating the play of Andrew MacDonald and Travis Hamonic. This year, I am on the Matt Donovan bandwagon. (If I dont - his mother may hit go after me with a Skeet Gun!! LOL!) Favorite NHL City – Not Long Island – Vancouver with a close second to Ottawa – followed by Montreal (spot a pattern here?) Favorite player – not an Islander I like watching Ovie! – He is animated, funny and makes his mark. Also enjoy watching the Sedin twins play. Also - with his last name being the same as mine - Josh Harding of the Wild. Team I hate the most (what do you think?) Gary currently resides in Halesite, Long Island. His e-mail address is

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