Belmont – Here we Come! YES YES YES

As Larry Brooks said, this may have been the best day in 34 years, as an Islanders fan.   He is close, but it is right up there. With a press conference at Belmont Park, it was announced the NY Arena Partners (A venture between the Isles/Mets and MSG) are going to build a complex at Belmont Park, where the Isles will finally call HOME! Finally, for the first time as…

December 20, 2017
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The “Hit” Was a Factor – but not the Reason They Lost

May 4, 2016

I did not notice it when it happened. Being in my office was one reason, and was not seriously looking at the monitor as much as I could.  Also the play happened so fast and was literally out of ‘camera shot’. However, the hit on Thomas Hickey by Brian Boyle was a brutal hit to the head, keeping a defenseman out of the play, as the puck was shot in…

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The Curious Case of Josh Bailey

April 29, 2016

Throughout my three decades of following this team, fans have always seem to find guys to hate, no matter what their performance was: Mikko Makela Jeff Norton Alan Kerr Derek King Sean Bates (minus penalty shot goal) Oleg Kvasha Andrew MacDonald Brian Strait The list can go on and on. The one for the last couple of seasons that really comes to the top of the list, is on Josh…

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Key to Game 1 – Stop the Triplets

April 27, 2016

Tonight is the start of the second round (doesn’t that have a great ring to it?) The Tampa Bay Lightning have had a great deal of time to relax and wait for the winner of the Isles/Panthers series.  They had a good 5 game victory against the Wings, with their top forward and top defensemen on the shelf. And with Steven Stamkos and Anton Stralman still out of the lineup,…

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Ryan Strome – Will he be Possessed?

April 26, 2016

When I was a kid, I was a pitcher.  Our town had a “Little League” as well as another baseball organization for which I belonged to.  One year, they had a ‘exhibition’ matchup of our two leagues.  I was the starting pitcher that night (even then in the mid 1970s, having a lefty pitcher was a good thing), and I was at the mound.  There was going to be a…

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For the Isles – What to do About Tampa?

April 25, 2016

It is so nice to get to talk about ROUND 2. When I last could talk about it – I wasn’t even 30 years old…. (Guess my age!?) Now – the Tampa Bay Lightning are on the horizon.  Games 1 and 2 will be in Tampa probably on Thursday and Saturday.  With Justin Bieber in concert at the Barclay’s, it would look like Monday and Thursday in Brooklyn.  For this…

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Are we Tired from Celebrating, Islander Nation? Yes! Yes! Yes!

April 25, 2016

You and me both… It took 2.3 decades to say this… Playoff Series win! Before I talk about anything else, let’s give extreme kudos to the Florida Panthers.  They played a fantastic series, one that was as statistically even as you can possibly get.  Shots, Hits, Faceoffs, just about everything you can imagine.  They left they hearts out on the ice, and that is exactly what I want in a…

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Isles on WFAN/WCBS for the Playoffs

April 13, 2016

Sports Radio 66 and 101.9 WFAN, the radio station for the New Jersey Devils, will broadcast the Islander games for the remainder of the playoffs. Actually – WCBS 880AM will broadcast games 1 and 2 on Thursday and Friday from Florida. One of the strongest signals in radio, will broadcast Islander games, along with the current Islanders radio network.  The Devils, eliminated for postseason play, gave permission for their flagship…

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