Islanders to host NJ Devils in first ever hockey game at Barclay’s center.

Tonight’s 7PM pre-season tilt vs. Metropolitan Division rival NJ Devils is an early look into what will be for the New York Islanders Hockey Club come 2015-16. Haven’t been there yet and cannot attend tonight, so please send us your photos and we’ll put them on the site if you like. (I shouldn’t be writing as I’m wicked sick, but I have a free moment.  Dont expect much!) Tonight’s lines…

September 21, 2013
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Islanders Split Squad in Saskatechewan and Alberta – Tuesday Night Hockey

If your an Islanders fan, unless you live under a rock, you are well aware that the team(s) crank up their pre-season schedule with split squad tilts against the Flames in Western Canada.  The game is not on any of the MSG channels but the game in Calgary can be viewed by going here.  Originally there was going to be a radio stream available too but that has since been…

September 17, 2013
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John Tavares Impending Captaincy Announcement: Forecast and Reaction

This could be the last photo of Tavares taken before he earns the ‘C’, as he is expected to, when Islanders announce a new team captain on Monday.  It’s a beauty of a pic via the Isles Instagram account. Although it hasn’t been made officially official, Tavares captaincy that is,  Adam Proteau of The Hockey News shares his thoughts via Twitter. . . @Proteautype – Islanders to name captain Sept….

September 6, 2013
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Odds and Ends Friday: Bear Huntin’, Various Links and Random Hockey Cards

Well hockey fans, it’s September, and that means that the breadth and quality of NHL news is gradually building, not necessarily with my own writing, but hey!   Here is look around the league. . . . Clayton Stoner of the Minnesota Wild took part in some trophy big game hunting in British Columbia this off-season.  And apparently the big fella took some heat for his endeavours. Gary has posted…

September 6, 2013
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2013-2014 Season Preview: Intangibles

Man oh man do I love talking about the ‘intangibles’ in terms of  . . . anything really.  Sports, political leadership, historical figures, mail carrier efficiency etc.  Why?  Because you can basically say anything you want, the most flippant and irrational of comments, and possibly be correct.  A person can know very few specific facts about a topic, but make a connection to something else, and seem like an insightful genius (or a…

September 4, 2013
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2013-2014 Isles Season Preview Continues: Defense

All great ice hockey teams are built from back to front, from goaltender on outward.  Stan Bowman would agree, as would Ken Holland, Lou Lamoriello, Peter Chiarelli, and many other successful GM’s and coaches. Bill Torrey and Al Arbour sure as hell knew as much and built a team with an outstanding defensive corps that would win 4 straight Stanley Cups and a record 19 consecutive NHL playoff series. So…

August 31, 2013
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If a Tree Falls in a Forest (City Ratner), Do Islanders Fans Hear It?

Bruce Ratner’s development group has ‘won’ the RFP process to redevelop the worst arena in pro sports.  I really hope he has plans to work in an Islanders themed sports bar a la James Dolan (heretofore referred to as  The Rockstar), because honestly, despite his MSG/Rangers ownership and connections, an Isles themed sports bar sounded pretty friggin’ awesome.

August 16, 2013
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$7 Streit Teddy Bear and other Mid-Summer Isles and NHL Thoughts

A bunch of random and bulleted thoughts because, well, that’s about how mentally fit I am at this point.  I haven’t chimed in on the team’s ongoings in the past month so bear with me as I chip in my two cents . . . So, the Streit and Niederreiter gear is half off at the Isles Team Stores folks, thus officially marking the fact that their respect runs as…

July 25, 2013
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Islanders Odds and Ends: 5/31/13 – Happy Friday

Despite being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs a couple weeks ago, there are some other Islanders topics worth talking about from the past week or so Luongo rumors.  What about Bernier?:  Yesterday, Paul wrote a nice piece on some of the intricacies of the ‘Bobby Lu back to the Island’ rumors swirling, as perpetuated by Bob McKenzie on Twitter yesterday.  After reading PK’s piece, and doing a little…

May 31, 2013
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