Missed Opportunity

As good as Pittsburgh has been this month (undefeated), the Islanders had a golden opportunity to at least get one point, possibly two from the East leading Penguins this afternoon. The result: Pittsburgh out muscled, out worked and thanks to a no-show powerplay unit from the Islanders in the third period, Pittsburgh continues it’s amazing streak by winning it’s 15th game and 3rd shut out in a row beating the…

March 30, 2013

Mid Season Assessment

Now that the Isles have played in 24 games this year, it’s time for a mid season assessment. Before I continue, I don’t do grades for a mid season. In the end you either passed (playoffs) or failed (no playoffs). The point of this mid season assessment is to see where the Isles have come from the previous season and what is needed for a passing grade. Let’s begin.

March 8, 2013

Passing The Torch

Picture this in your head. You know when you witness a goalie change in the middle of the game? The game seems out of reach, coach makes a decision, and when the change is made the team feels like it could be the beginning of a fresh start, a chance to come back. The backup skates over to the crease while the starter heads for the bench, each of them…

February 23, 2013

Islanders 2013 Preview: Only The Players Know

As we begin this long awaited 2013 season tomorrow night against the New Jersey Devils, it’s that time of year where everyone from the fans who just like to blog (that would be me) to every media center related to hockey begin/began their bold predictions for this year, where teams end up in the standings to convince the fans whether or not to buy tickets to their favorite team after…

January 18, 2013

Islanders News Before Camp

It appears from most of the media that Lubomir Visnovski will in fact be a New York Islander for the shortened 2013 season.  Radek Martinek was also spotted working out with current Islanders and will probably get invited to camp. Griffin Reinhart, the Islanders 2012 top draft pick is also invited to camp along with fellow 2011 draft pick Ryan Strome. With Visnovski now coming, to be honest, I have…

January 9, 2013

My Scouting Report On Bridgeport

Last weekend I had the opportunity to watch in person the Sound Tigers play the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in Wilkes-Barre Pa. For me this was a big important game, not because it was a local game for me, but because the AHL Penguins have been nothing short of dominant in the AHL. Ten straight years in the playoffs with a Conference Championship and Calder Cup Champions. This was going to be…

October 25, 2012