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…


Players Buy Into System; Extend Streak

November 12, 2014

It’s all about the system these days for the New York Islanders, who defeated the Colorado Avalanche by a score of 6-0 last night at the Nassau Coliseum. Jaroslav Halak only had to make 20 saves for his second consecutive shut out of the season. With another four game winning streak, the Islanders record improves to 10-5-0, good for second in the Metro Division behind the Pittsburgh Penguins. In this…


2 Days And Counting

October 8, 2014

We are just about 48 hours away from the first game of the season, and for its final presentation, the Nassau Coliseum is going to have probably its best product to show in quite a long time. There is a feeling in the air that has not been seen in October in many years, and the faithful are ready to go. Are you? With some disappointments surrounding a playoff run…


Garth is Talking Sunday, and we Have the Press Release to prove it.

September 17, 2014

Yes, SportsTalk1240 is getting mainstream; especially Gary and John… Here is a link, but below is the text of the Press Release that came out about our show on Sunday night. BigNews.Biz – Sep 16,2014 – This Sunday, September 21st at 9:00pm, SPORTSTALK1240 will welcome current New York Islanders General Manager Garth Snow to the show. In his eighth season as the General Manager of the Islanders, Garth was a…


John and Gary Have Garth on SportsTalk1240 in Six Days

September 15, 2014

Folks, Remember that Gary and John will have Garth Snow on SportsTalk 1240 on Sunday night at 9PM. You can listen to the show, by go to the SportsTalk1240 Website, and click on the Tune In Button.  That will get your feed to the broadcast. Garth will be on around 910PM. If you want to ask a question, please use twitter and the hashtag #AskIslesGM. Hope you can join us….


Garth Snow – Howard Beale… Similarities anyone?

June 28, 2014

If you remember the movie, “Network”, Peter Finch, the actor that portrayed Howard Beale, the crazed news anchor who muttered a phrase that will be forever be a momentum getter at NHL arenas.  He did not use a ‘curse word’ but his antics remind me of someone at the NHL draft last night. After Garth Snow took to the airwaves (and we in the USA did not see it when…


Isles News & My Rant

May 27, 2014

Sorry folks, but I had to work a few weddings and I wanted to take the weekend off. I hope everyone enjoyed their time and once again, but never enough, thank you veterans! Anders Nilsson Signs With (KHL) Ak-Bars My Take: Well now, Nilsson gets to play with Kirill Petrov. That’s interesting. I’ll let you guys talk that one over. We knew already that Nilsson was not coming back to…


Year in Review. Thoughts from behind the Stove

Well it really didn’t go as planned.  I expected to write at least one entry a week.  I mean its only writing. Well life got in the way and that didn’t happen.  I also expected to have a much more positive spin on things in Isles land. Well, that didn’t happen either.  Nor did a playoff appearance happen for the Isles.  So this will be my year end grades for…

May 24, 2014

Halak Signs for 4

May 22, 2014

Eureka – we have a goalie! Per the Islanders website: UNIONDALE, NY (May 22, 2014) – The New York Islanders announced today that goaltender Jaroslav Halak has agreed to terms on a four-year contract. Halak, 28, split his eighth National Hockey League season between the St. Louis Blues, Buffalo Sabres and Washington Capitals, compiling a 29-13-7 record in 52 games. The Bratislava, Slovakia, native was dealt from St. Louis to…


Why Hasn’t Halak Signed?

May 15, 2014

It’s been a while since the Islanders announced that they had acquired goalie Jaroslav Halak from the Washington Capitals. Many Islanders fans have been patiently waiting for Islanders General Manager Garth Snow to offer up a contract and get the whole signing process done and over with. So here are a few reasons, in my opinion, why Halak has not signed yet: First, have you noticed that there are also…