Blog: Goodbye To The Old & Embrace The New

July 2, 2016

Well yesterday was quite the emotional roller coaster for many Islanders fans as they said goodbye to home-grown players Kyle Okposo, Matt Martin and Frans Nielsen while welcoming veterans Andrew Ladd and Jason Chimera to New York. Now many people have been analyzing if the Islanders have gotten equal value back by saying, for example, the Islanders made lateral moves, meaning the goals lost by the previous three may be…


Hockey from the Blind Side, Good Teams Find Ways to Win

The New York Islanders managed to steal 2 points in Winnipeg on Thursday night to make them 5 and 1 on their 7 game road trip. They have one more game today against their crosstown rivals, the New York Rangers, at Madison Square Garden this evening at 5. The Isles currently have 77 points, and are 5 points behind the Rangers for 2nd place in the Metro Division. There has…

March 6, 2016

Hockey from the Blind Side, Blind Observations at Thanksgiving on the Isles

The New York Islanders came back from a 2-0 deficit last night in Tampa to defeat the Lightning 3-2 on a power play goal by John Tavares with 3:36 left in the game. Josh Bailey also scored on the power play, and Cal Clutterbuck tied the game up in the 2nd period for the Isles. Unlike the previous evening against the Panthers in which the Islanders came back, but lost…

November 29, 2015

Hockey from the Blind Side, Winning 2 Out of 3 Out West and Turning the Ship Around

The New York Islanders come back home after winning 2 out of 3 on the road. A lot of fans had their concerns about this road trip, and I won’t deny I was one of them. However, with a 4-2 win in San Jose and a 4-1 victory over the Ducks sandwiched around a 2-1 loss in Los Angeles, they have been playing much better. Realistically, they surely played well…

November 15, 2015

Isles Come Home On Winning Note

November 15, 2015

Just a few thoughts: The Isles are now 2-2 without Ryan Strome. Still a good idea sending him down? I say more games played by the Isles will decide this. Frans Nielsen has seven goals already this season. Read that again. It’s November 15th, roughly five weeks after the season has started and he already has seven. He usually doesn’t get seven until around Christmas time. Someone is playing for…


Talk From the 300 Section – Time to Put Up And Stop the Useless Talk

April 8, 2015

CLICK BELOW TO HEAR GARY’S PODCAST… The following podcast, I need to state, that I am speaking as Gary the fan  – not Gary the blogger, or Radio Talk Show Host.  This is my feelings and my frustrations about last night – the last few weeks, and the decisions that got this team where they are right now. I am not a happy person, and to be frank, you in…


Blog: Islanders Options At The Trade Deadline

February 25, 2015

With the trade deadline coming up in the beginning of March, many New York Islanders fans are hoping Islanders General Manager Garth Snow pulls the trigger on a move that could help with the special teams or possibly another backup for Jaroslav Halak. So before I talk about as to who is available and what it would take to get them, let’s take a look at what the Islanders have…


Hockey from the Blind Side, Another Four Game Winning Streak!

February 15, 2015

CLICK BELOW TO HEAR JOHN’S PODCAST… At the NVMC last night, the New York Islanders made it four wins in a row by defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets by the score of 6-3. After having dropped 3 in a row, the Isles have gotten back on track. It hasn’t been “pretty” at times, yet they continue to find ways to win games and collect valuable 2 points. Last night, they,…


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, Rebounding Out West

The New York Islanders completed their west coast swing on a positive note last night. A goal by Frans Nielsen with 2 minutes left in the game last night gave them a 1-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes and gave them a 3-2 recored for the trip. To me, this was an important swing and despite the rough start in Colorado, the Isles bounced back and got the six remaining…

November 9, 2014