Key to Game 1 – Stop the Triplets

April 27, 2016

Tonight is the start of the second round (doesn’t that have a great ring to it?) The Tampa Bay Lightning have had a great deal of time to relax and wait for the winner of the Isles/Panthers series.  They had a good 5 game victory against the Wings, with their top forward and top defensemen on the shelf. And with Steven Stamkos and Anton Stralman still out of the lineup,…

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For the Isles – What to do About Tampa?

April 25, 2016

It is so nice to get to talk about ROUND 2. When I last could talk about it – I wasn’t even 30 years old…. (Guess my age!?) Now – the Tampa Bay Lightning are on the horizon.  Games 1 and 2 will be in Tampa probably on Thursday and Saturday.  With Justin Bieber in concert at the Barclay’s, it would look like Monday and Thursday in Brooklyn.  For this…

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Is It Time To Panic?

January 4, 2016

With news that New York Islanders defenceman Johnny Boychuk will be out for the next 4-6 weeks with a shoulder injury, fans are wondering if it’s time to hit the panic button? Not at all. The Islanders are literally half way through their season and are now third in the Eastern Conference. Should they be concerned? Absolutely! Losing Johnny Boychuk is similar to losing Travis Hamonic in last years playoffs,…

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Isles Struggle To Find the Net Continue with Loss to Bruins

November 9, 2015

** NOTE – nice to be back – it has been a while…. ** Brooklyn, NY – In their last home match before a three game western road swing, the Islanders played a strong third period, but still fell short with a 2-1 defeat to the Boston Bruins. Tukka Rask was strong in the visitors crease, making 36 saves only allowing a Johnny Boychuk blast on an Islander 5 on…

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Talk From the 300 Section – A Point is a Point

March 25, 2015

CLICK BELOW TO HEAR GARY’S PODCAST… It may not have been the ultimate result; but a point is better than nothing. It was the first time all season that the Isles did not get two points once they crossed 60 minutes.  Can you believe that? Some thoughts on what I heard throughout the night, and my feelings as we head through a very important week for this hockey club. Please…

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Blog: Depth Over Trade Deadline

March 1, 2015

As the trade deadline approaches, many Islanders fans would love to see defenseman Johnny Boychuk sign a long term deal. I myself have suggested getting a two-way face off specialist to improve on a team that values puck possession. Some would also like to see the Islanders make a move to improve the special teams, especially the penalty kill that continues to plague the Islanders, such as their 5-3 loss…

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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…

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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
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Johnny Rockets Blasts Isles to Victory

December 30, 2014

Audio Commentary here…. Click on button to listen Yes – another three goal lead swallowed up by the visitors.  However, this one was not like the previous three that were losses by the blue and orange. There was fight in this team. There was no sulking on the bench.  The staff was behind them.  They were playing with focus.  The reason was simple for the team losing their lead. The…

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