What will the “ROAD” bring the boys this year

There are times over the past few seasons, that the Islanders, in my opinion, were a better road team than home.  For whatever reason, the team played a simple road game.  Keep the game on an even keel, and not trying to take many stands.  They would need to find their spots, and pick the right opportunity to take a chance on net. Of course, the play of the goaltender…

January 24, 2013

Islanders 2013 Preview: Only The Players Know

As we begin this long awaited 2013 season tomorrow night against the New Jersey Devils, it’s that time of year where everyone from the fans who just like to blog (that would be me) to every media center related to hockey begin/began their bold predictions for this year, where teams end up in the standings to convince the fans whether or not to buy tickets to their favorite team after…

January 18, 2013

Islanders News Before Camp

It appears from most of the media that Lubomir Visnovski will in fact be a New York Islander for the shortened 2013 season.  Radek Martinek was also spotted working out with current Islanders and will probably get invited to camp. Griffin Reinhart, the Islanders 2012 top draft pick is also invited to camp along with fellow 2011 draft pick Ryan Strome. With Visnovski now coming, to be honest, I have…

January 9, 2013

Hockey With A (Heavy) Heart: Hurricane Sandy Relief Open Skate

Foremost, Happy Veteran’s Day.  As a former jarhead (once a jarhead, always a jarhead), it was special to be at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum today.  But today wasn’t about veterans as much as it was about helping our neighbors.  Good stuff.  Semper Fidelis. I never wrote and posted a reaction to the Islanders announcing their move to Brooklyn in 2015.  I am a fickle sort of fellow to say the…

November 12, 2012

Sound Tigers vs. Whale: Mr. Smith Goes to Bridgeport

FINAL THOUGHTS:  Well, keeping up with the updates on this thread from yesterday’s Sound Tigers comeback win over the Whale as my kids grew increasingly fidgety became impossible.  It was more of an experiment than anything.  I do want to mention that the team looks exceptionally ready to compete for a top playoff spot this year in the AHL.  As tempted as I am to wish for Nieddereiter, Nelson, Cizikas,…

November 11, 2012


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvZfC3pJnwY This is a link to a trailer for a film made by my friend Mike Castro.  Mike, a Ranger fan, made this movie about an obsessed Islander fan named Herbert Berish.  He is quite an interesting man, to say the least. The full movie is about an hour long.  If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the movie – send me an e-mail gharding14@gmail.com.  I think it…

October 27, 2012

My Scouting Report On Bridgeport

Last weekend I had the opportunity to watch in person the Sound Tigers play the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in Wilkes-Barre Pa. For me this was a big important game, not because it was a local game for me, but because the AHL Penguins have been nothing short of dominant in the AHL. Ten straight years in the playoffs with a Conference Championship and Calder Cup Champions. This was going to be…

October 25, 2012