Blog: Two Questions To Be Answered

July 12, 2017

Since the NHL expansion draft, the New York Islanders have made some moves over the last few weeks to slightly show many fans that the time to go further than just the first round is now and that the salary cap is a key factor heading into this season. There were some moves that I was expecting and then their were some surprises. So since we’re now into the middle…


Blog: What To Do With Mikhail Grabovski

July 5, 2016

As the New York Islanders offseason continues, fans have seen changes on the roster with the possibility of more moves to come. With the Islanders projected cap hit of $67,428,976 and the NHL cap ceiling at 73 million, the Islanders are left with roughly 5.5 million dollars. There are still a few restricted free agents that need to be resigned and that will decrease the cap space even more. Can…


Isles Win Against Arizona; Lose Grabovski

November 17, 2015

Thoughts: This was a very good game that was played by the Isles. The only real concerning sign from last nights game was that the Isles have to stop giving teams a powerplay goal. They’ve allowed it to happen six out of the last seven times. The Isles are 6-2-2 when they don’t allow a powerplay goal. (NYISkinny) Grabovski did not return to the game with what is being called…


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

The New York Islanders managed to pull out a win last night against the Saint Louis Blues, despite not playing well most of the night and probably deserving to lose the game. If it wasn’t for the impressive goaltending of Thomas Greiss, in fact, they Isles most likely would have been beaten badly. It was, to me, not the way I had hoped they would come out after losing at…

October 25, 2015

Isles Sneak Away With Two Past Blues

October 25, 2015

The Islanders gave up two goals in the third period, but managed to earn the extra point in overtime by beating the St. Louis Blues 3-2. Kyle Okposo, John Tavares scored during regulation while Mikhail Grabovski scored the game winner. St. Louis had a slew of players injured and it showed in the first period as they looked out of sync, but came back in the second and third periods….


Hockey from the Blind Side, Final Reactions to a Positive Season for the New York Islanders

The “debate” among the fan base of the New York Islanders over how one should “view” this season has been an ongoing one since the Isles are eliminated from the playoffs in game 7 against the Washington Capitals. Basically, the two opposing views over whether this season should be called “successful” or not has been the real center of the debate. Was a first round exit a “successful” season for…

May 10, 2015

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…


Hockey from the Blind Side, Isles Win Again, Improve to 6-2

Well, it was a wild one at the old barn last night. In the end, the New York Islanders defeated the Dallas Stars 7-5. Frans Nielsen scored his first hat trick of his career, which was a natural one in the third period, while Anders Lee scored his first goal of the season. Chad Johnson made 25 of 30 saves on the night and, perhaps, a couple of those goals…

October 26, 2014

Grabovski Out; No One Called Up

October 17, 2014

Grabovski won't travel to Pittsburgh with #Isles. Out indefinitely is all I've heard. — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) October 17, 2014 My take: After going 4-0 to start the season, the amount of injuries piling up will eventually take it’s toll, but that’s why having this much depth is so important. Colin McDonald should see action against Pittsburgh on Saturday, but how the lines will look will be determined at a…


Johnny Boychuk for President!!!

October 11, 2014

I know that he is from Edmonton, but I would vote for him… If there ever was a storybook beginning, this was IT! A PP marker on his first shot as an Islanders, and assisting on two others.  It usually takes our defensemen at least 3 or 4 games to get 3 points.  He did that in less than half a game. Not only was he contributing offensively, but on…