Trilogy Part 1: Season Review

For those who read my “predictions” article at the start of this season, I basically said that I had no clue where the Islanders were going to finish. I didn’t get much of a response from Islanders fans from Long Island, but my NHL fans (Rangers, Devils, Flyers, Penguins) here in Pa said mine was either a cop-out or “The best politically correct piece of work” they have ever read…

May 1, 2013

Playoffs Begin Now For Isles

It’s starting to feel like 2007 all over again, only this time there’s no Ryan Smyth trade to talk about. The Islanders are now in a position where the playoffs look reachable and we can thank the Devils once again for there generous inability to win with games in hand. Many fans believed every game for the last 5 games were all playoff games and that that every point was…

April 9, 2013

Lots of Good Vibrations

Trying to finish my taxes, listening to my great friend Jiggs call the game, and the good vibes are flowing like a great Beach Boys song. The second line of Bailey, Neilson and Okposo have been nothing short of spectacular.  The blind pass from Frans to Josh was simply brilliant. Nabby was his usual self, and didn’t you just love his conversation with Stan Fischler?  Remember, how we did not like…

April 2, 2013

Boyes the Hero as Isles in First Place

For a die-hard Islander fan, the last two words in the title of the article have not be a much used phrase in our vocabulary. But it has a nice distinctive ring, don’t you think? Three power play goals, including a Brad Boyes marker, two minutes into overtime, gave the Islanders (4-2-1) a 5-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils, and have not gained a share of first place in…

February 1, 2013