Hockey from the Blind Side, Life with the Lockout a Reality

Here we are with many NHL players now off in Europe playing hockey when the NHL regular season should have been on its way. Yes, I should have been catching the Isles on cable or checking out games on NHL Game Center via my Apple TV. This blog should have started to talk about the 2012-2013 New York Islanders and our reactions to the opening games of the campaign. However,…

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Islanders begin season tonight — OOPS Sound Tigers

Tonight we were expecting to see who would be in net; would it be the veteran Evgeni Nabokov, or the ageless wonder, Rick DiPietro.  Would John Tavares make the next move in his career progression and move towards his first 100 point season of his NHL career. Those and many other questions would have surrounded this young team in Jack Capuano’s second full season behind the Islanders bench.

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5 Reasons I’m Into Sound Tigers Hockey for ’12-’13

As the mid-week negotiations between the NHL (Bettman, Daly et al.) and the NHLPA (The Brothers Fehr) came to a fizzling end on Thursday afternoon and as the league’s fan base grows increasingly jaded and agnostic, I figured it was time to roll out . . . 5 reasons why I’m looking forward to Sound Tigers hockey.  Some funny, some serious, some tongue-in-cheek and in no real particular order; but…

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Notes from Ice Works

With the two pre-season games completed, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers ended up at 1-1-0-0.  They defeated the Providence Bruins 3-1 in Marlborough, Mass, and were defeated last night by the Manchester Monarchs 2-0 at St. Anselm, NH. I went to practice, which was open to Islanders season ticket holders at IceWorks today.  The practice, as usual, was spirited, and much more intricate than any practice that I have seen of…

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Tavares Swiss Debut and Sound Tigers Miscellany

John Tavares got his Swiss career going yesterday for SC Bern.  Long story short, he was held off the scoresheet.  Game recap here.  Not sure if the translate feature works with the link that I included, but I’m sure your browser can handle it.  Those Bern uni’s are somethin’ huh?  Advertise much?  Sweet logo though with the bear and all. Anyone else getting ‘scatter brain’ trying to track all the…

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