Off Season Needs For Metropolitan Division Teams Not in The Playoffs

Note – This is a guest commentary. Hope you enjoy it! Well, the NHL playoffs are moving right along, and with no clear favorite emerging through stellar play thus far, it looks to be anyone’s Cup. This should make for some great entertainment over the course of the next month or so, but for those of us who support teams that didn’t make the playoffs to begin with, it’s always…

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Garth Snow & Free Agency

I had a few days to soak in and listen to Gary & Johns interview of Islanders General Manager Garth Snow and in particular, his view of this years upcoming free agency. Garth made it clear in his voice that he wasn’t impressed with the free agent pool and he shouldn’t be as free agency has turned from “buying your way to a Cup” to “What’s left in this scrap heap?” It’s…

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Hockey from the Blind Side, Blind Observations on Our Evening Chatting With Garth

I finally have the chance to write some thoughts about the last show Gary and I did for sportsradiony.com on Sunday in which Garth Snow kindly spent 45 or so minutes chatting with us and answering a variety of questions. Once again, I was flattered and humbled that Mr. Snow chose to take time out of his schedule to allow us to ask him questions and give us his thoughts…

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Sports Talk 1240 Show Link

For the folks that did NOT get the chance to listen to the Interview John and I did with Islander GM Garth Snow, here is the link… http://sportsradiony.com/audio/05042014-sportstalk1240/ Again – please let us know what you think… Our twitter handles are: Gary – @islessection317  John – @hockeyblindside You can comment on FacebookPage Or you can e-mail me .  Thanks for the support – we really appreciate it!

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Garth Visits SportsTalk1240

Islander GM Garth Snow has always been so hospitable to John and I when we do our show on SportsTalk1240.  For the second time, he came on the show, and in this instance, spent 45 minutes with John and I – talking candidly about the state of the Islanders, what their hopes are, and the prospects for the upcoming season. If you were unable to hear the show last night…

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Gary & John Chat With Snow Tonight

Tonight, Gary Harding and John Panarese will host New York Islanders General Manager Garth Snow and will be taking your questions at 9:00pm. To hear the interview, just click on the link here.   If you would like to Tweet Gary questions his twitter handle is @IslesSection317 (He looks like he just returned from an “Animal House” frat party) and make sure you use the hashtag #AskGarth. If you’re on the road, you can listen…

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Reinhart Set For WHL Championship

2012 first round pick Griffin Reinhart and his Edmonton Oil Kings are once again playing in their third straight WHL championship with game 1 starting tonight at 7:00pm against their rival the Portland Winterhawks.   This is the third year in a row that both teams will be facing off against each other for the Championship, There is s hockey coincidence between the same two clubs. The last and only time that happened…

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Hockey from the Blind Side, The Playoffs, Halak is in the House, and Other Observations

It has been a while. My apologies to my fellow Isles Talk writers and our readers. A cruise at the beginning of April, a business trip last week and just generally being busy has monopolized my time. Unfortunately, about four or five posts died in draft heaven since the beginning of the month as I just wasn’t able to complete my thoughts or write anything worth posting. So, let me…

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Thompson To Coach Sound Tigers

Islanders assistant coach Brent Thompson has agreed to become the head coach of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers once again. Thompson was head coach of the Sound Tigers in 2011-12 where Bridgeport went 41-26 and lost in the first round of the playoffs to the New York Rangers minor league team. According to Art Staple of Newsday, former Sound Tigers head coach Scott Pellerin has left the organization. My Take: This…

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More On Halak

From the New York Post With no NHL goalies signed for next season, Islanders general manager Garth Snow did the best he could. “He’s been a pretty solid goalie in this league for a good number of years,” Snow told The Post. “Obviously he’s battled some injuries here and there. Other than that, he’s shown great ability to keep the puck out of the net.” “It’s still a long way…

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