PreGame: 12.9.14 Isles Take On The Wild

December 9, 2014

#479539829 / gettyimages.com The New York Islanders (19-8-0) will begin their first of three games against the Western Conference starting with the Minnesota Wild (14-10-1) tonight at 8pm in the Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota. The Islanders are coming off a poor penalty kill performance against the St. Louis Blues and lost 6-4. The Wild are also coming off a loss to the Anaheim Ducks 5-4. Couple of quotes from…

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Audio Blog – Nov 26 – Comments from Gary

November 26, 2014

I decided that I will begin blogging as an audio blog – to continue working on my broadcasting chops. In this entry – I talk about Monday night, some thoughts about the game, as well as talk about the next few days.  Wonder if #8 is playing tonight???? It is all common knowledge, but we are the talk of the NHL lately, and it is nice getting KUDOS FINALLY THROWN…

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Pens Isles – 11/22/2014

November 22, 2014

Went to pregame skate this morning. Was an optional skate, due to the late arrival of both teams. Matt Donoval, Brian Strait, Chad Johnson and Cory Conacher were the only Isles out on the ice.  The rest of the team were treated to some time with Billy Smith.  He apparently talked about some of the superstitions he had playing the game, as well as the meaning of playing at the…

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Time To Look In The Mirror

After a 6-2 record to start their season, the New York Islanders went up against the Winnipeg Jets at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum last night and were exposed once again for their lack of focus, and undisciplined play which cost them the game by losing to a score of 4-3. A young team that knew who were coming into town and playing in their building that was looking pretty…

October 29, 2014
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Mid Summer Thoughts: Development

This is usually the time of year when I not only look at this Islanders team as a whole, I look and try to figure out what direction or philosophy the Islanders will be taking this upcoming year. I begin to just look at the overall roster and possibly look for any moves that still need to be made before training camp, but to my delight, there really isn’t a move for Islanders General…

July 16, 2014
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Grabby Gets the Isles the Win

Welcome back Michael Grabner.  We missed you desperately. It took playing the Rangers to get this team back to the kind of play that we know that they can execute; and Thomas Vanek’s power play goal with just over a minute into the third period was the game winner, as the Isles defeated the cross-town rivals 5-3 at MSG tonight. And for a change, the Islanders caught a BREAK! Cal…

December 20, 2013
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Roster Roulette

From Arthur Staple of Newsday via Twitter: #Isles will place Radek Martinek (back) on IR, activating Brian Strait off IR. Strait will play tonight vs. Coyotes. Looks like Nabokov may come off IR today as well. Poulin will start, Nabokov backing up and Nilsson back to BPT. #Isles Waiting for Capuano to confirm, but looks like Strome won’t play tonight. #Isles were wary of dropping him in w/ no practice…

December 12, 2013
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How To Fix The Isles Defense

If there has been a complaint amongst Islanders fans about what’s wrong with this team, the answer would be defense and goaltending. No question! That’s why Islanders General Manager Garth Snow has been searching for both for the last few weeks. For this article I’ll stay with the defense, a team that was giving up 3.45 goals a game prior to last night will not get you very far. To…

December 11, 2013
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