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, The Sting hasn’t Quite Left Me

Yes, the sting of having witnessed the New York Islanders eliminated from the 2016 playoffs a week ago still has not completely subsided in me as of yet. I don’t know exactly why, but I think this time was even sharper a hit to me than the game 7 lackluster effort that ended the Isles playoff run in the first round last season. I have been asked by a few…

May 15, 2016

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

Blog: What To Do With The Islanders

February 10, 2016 The Islanders continued their trend of driving fans crazy by winning in grand fashion in some games, while not showing up in others. What’s hockey without a little drama? With last nights win, the Islanders continue to be on pace to finish the season with 98 points. Playing the percentages, the Isles are currently 4th in the Eastern Conference and third in the Metropolitan division. The difference between 3rd…


Hockey from the Blind Side, It’s Time to Silence the Doubters

The New York Islanders have now tied their best of 7 game series with the Washington Capitals and have forced a game 7 in Washington on Monday evening. This, I firmly believe, is a shocker to some of the hockey media and so called “experts”. I have read in so many places and have heard the opinions of so many people who believed the “upstart” Islanders were going to be…

April 26, 2015

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…


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

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……