From The 300 Section – CowBell Gate Epilogue

April 23, 2015

CLICK BELOW TO HEAR GARY’S PODCAST… Well – it is over now… This is what is displayed on the Nassau Coliseum Website: Prohibited Items Food and beverage, large oversized bags or backpacks, strollers, noisemakers of any kind, weapons or projectiles, video recorders, any camera deemed to be professional and laser pointers are not allowed in Nassau Coliseum. Please note that Security will search all bags and persons upon entry. So…

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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…

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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 – December 7 – Tough on Against the Blues

December 7, 2014

Unfortunately, the Isles did not finish the job for Bobby. On the day where they honored number 23 at the Coliseum, the Isles lost whatever momentum that they had in a 3 goal first period, and fell flat – as they lost to the Blues 6-4, Saturday afternoon. The Isles are now back in a first place tie with the Pittsburgh Penguins atop the Metro Division. The Blues dumped Jake…

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Isles Talk Audio Blog – 11/29/2014

November 29, 2014

It is Saturday night…. The Isles take on the NJ Devils after a tough 5-2 loss to Washington last night.  To be fair, I expected a letdown last night, and hopefully that will be that. They will face a Devil team that is missing two important cogs in Henrique and Zajac.  Lubo Visnovsky and Johnny Boychuk will be out tonight, and Matt Donovan re-enters the lineup tonight. Here is my…

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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……

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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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