Strome and Lee Updates . . .

Ryan Strome, the 5th overall pick in the 2011 NHL entry draft went to practice with the Sound Tigers this morning. Mike Fornabaio, the Bridgeport beat writer, indicated that he is on a line with Nelson and Nino. Sounds impressive. Strome will benefit from being in Bridgeport the rest of the year. I’d be shocked as hell to see him with the Isles given they remain healthy the rest of…

April 1, 2013

Hockey from the Blind Side, Big Win in DC

I have often made the point after bad home losses that the New York Islanders squandered valuable points. In this case, they came away from Washington stealing 2 big points, and keeping their playoff hopes alive. The Isles came out of the opening period with a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Michael Grabner and Josh Bailey, and, to be honest, I was pleasantly surprised. The Caps had been playing…

March 27, 2013

Islanders vs. Devils – 7PM February 16th

Happy ‘Hockey Weekend Across America’ everyone. It’s game day once again.  And . . . . on tap are the Devils once again.  After tonight, the Islanders will only face the Conference leading Devils one more time; on April 1st. Looking back: The Islanders have only won 1 of the previous 3 meetings with  the Devils so far in the abbreviated ’12-’13 season.  And that win came in OT on the…

February 16, 2013

Early Analysis – Should Islanders Fans Be Excited Yet?

It’s February.  The Islanders have 9 points and are 4-2-1, coming off a 5 game road trip in which they earned a 3-1-1 record.  They are tied with the NJ Devils for second place in the Patrick Atlantic Division for now and hold the 6th spot in the Eastern Conference.  Read that again if you feel the need too.  Go ahead. Before the 5 game road trip commenced, most fans had…

February 2, 2013

Pre-gaming: ‘Shipping up to Boston’ – Islanders v. B’s 7PM

Welp, the Islanders face a wicked tough test tonight at the Gahden against a very well-rounded Bruins team.  Having spent the first twenty years of my life in the greater Boston area, I feel relatively vested any time these two teams go at it.  (By the way the lettah ‘r’ will only be omitted from words in this paragraph; I won’t do that to you the rest of the way)….

January 25, 2013