Hockey from the Blind Side, I’m a Little Troubled …

February 8, 2015

CLICK BELOW TO HEAR JOHN’S PODCAST… The New York Islanders went into Boston last night for the second game of a 3 game road swing. After beating the Flyers in the shootout on Thursday 3-2, they were defeated by the Bruins 2-1. The Islanders out shot Boston 40 to 34, but only found the back of the net once. John Tavares scored on the power play in the first period…


Blog: Chad Johnson Could Use Some Help

February 7, 2015

After the acquisition and eventual signing of New York Islanders starting goalie Jaroslav Halak, the Islanders wasted no time in signing their backup Chad Johnson from the Boston Bruins to a two year contract. Even before the mega deals that got the Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuck, many Islanders fans were ecstatic at their new goalie tandem because it was better than the goalie carousel that had plagued…


Hockey from the Blind Side, Isles Drop 2 in a Row

CLICK BELOW TO HEAR JOHN’S PODCAST…   The New Yorr Islanders lost in Detroit yesterday afternoon 4-1. After having lost in Boston on Thursday, they now have dropped two in a row. In this edition of the Hockey Blind Side audio podcast, I take a look at the previous week and summarize the games. This includes the win on Tuesday over the Rangers at the NVMC. It doesn’t have much…

February 1, 2015

What to Expect

  As you go on twitter and other social media websites, you could see what everyone opinions of the Islanders season so far is. As the All-Star break is in progress, the Islanders are in first place in the Metropolitan Conference by 3 points.  There are many things that I think that the Islanders did right during the season so far, and what they can improve on in the second…

January 22, 2015

Hockey from The Blind Side, Time to Start Believing

January 18, 2015

CLICK BELOW TO HEAR JOHN’S PODCAST… The New York Islanders had their four game winning streak snapped in Montreal last night. They ended up losing 6-4 in a game that had a pretty wild third period. Giving up 6 goals has not been something this team has done all that often, and when you score 4 goals, well, the expectation of a win has become the norm for the Islanders….


Hockey from the Blind Side, Isles Snap 2 Game Losing Streak In New Jersey

CLICK BELOW TO HEAR JOHN’S PODCAST… The New York Islanders came back twice last night in New Jersey to defeat the New Jersey Devils in overtime. It was, without a doubt, 2 big points earned by the Isles. Make no mistakes about that. The Islanders had to come back from deficits twice in the game. Josh Bailey tied the game up in the second and then John Tavares did so…

January 10, 2015

Islander Nation – The WORLD IS NOT ENDING….

December 24, 2014

Audio Commentary here…. Click on button to listen Seriously? You would think that right now – this team is 11-23 instead of 23-11. Granted, I was as shocked as many were about the ‘maintenance day’ move that the Isles made, but c’mon people, it is ONE game. Yes, Chad gave up 3, and his mediocrity continues, but the real truth to this loss was not the netminding.  It was the…


Welcome Back Johnny Rockets – and Other Things

December 19, 2014

He was missing for nine games.  Thank goodness, that the team did well without him in the lineup.  Kudos to ANDREI VASILEVSKIY for having a deep team. He and Travis Hamonic returned to the lineup tonight, as Matt Donovan returned to the sidelines.  #46 played admirably with the others being out of the lineup. Michael Grabner is on the IR retroactive to Dec. 13.  Do not expect him back before the…


Would Any Isles Fan Have Expected This?

November 25, 2014

15-6… Best start in franchise history… Stellar offense… Best goaltending in the Pre-Groin pull Rico era… 2nd and 3rd year players making monster strides… With those types of statements you would normally be thinking Bruins, Hawks, Kings, Penguins… New York Islanders??? Yes!  Yes!  Yes! You are reading that right.  I guarantee, there are  a great number of people that drink the cool-aid, and would say they thought this would happen……