Blog: Isles Damned If They Win, Damned If They Lose

January 15, 2017

So the Islanders have finally come to the halfway mark of their season and it’s just not pretty. There are games where you just don’t know which team will show up. And when you look at the standings, it’s either a head scratcher or you’re at the point where banging your head against the wall feels better. Fan reaction is nothing short or bipolar. When the team wins, the general…

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Blog: Isles Clinch, Who’s The First Round Opponent?

April 7, 2016

The New York Islanders clinched a playoff spot a few days ago against the Washington Capitals and are going for the second year in a row and their third year in four. A gutsy player performance and a coach, whose job mayor may not still be on the line, finally called out a few players and the team responded after they had a team-only meeting before the game. Before I…

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Final Thoughts of the 2014-15 Isles and Moving On

May 5, 2015

I’m very late so I will make this this brief and try not to beat a horse that has been dead for a while now. Here are just a few final thoughts about the 2014-15 New York Islanders season and moving forward in the offseason. The overall season: The Islanders finished the regular season with 101 points. I barely recall the last time that happened. I loved the amount of…

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2015 Western Conference Predictions

April 15, 2015

Continuing on with the 2015 Stanley Cup first round predictions, it’s time for the Western Conference. Again I have my picks all set, but I’m just going to do the first round. Here we go! Anaheim Ducks & Winnipeg Jets Winner: Anaheim Anaheim has everything going for them and they should take this series. As a hockey fan, to see the fans in Winnipeg participate in the playoffs once again…

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2015 Eastern Conference Predictions

April 15, 2015

It’s that time of year once again where everyone gets to prepare and write up their playoff predictions. Last year I went perfect in the Eastern Conference and bombed in the West (Thanks San Jose!). Yes, that meant I did have the Rangers going to the Cup, but not this year. I already have my picks set in, but I’m just doing the first round of each Conference. Each winner…

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And Then There Were Five

April 1, 2015

Happy April Fools Day everyone! Luckily for New York Islanders fans, the jokes are not going to be on them. There are five games remaining in this regular season and many fans are eager to just see the Islanders make the playoffs, while some would like to see home ice advantage. Let me ease some of the nerves. As of this writing, with the Boston Bruins defeating the Florida Panthers,…

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Blog: Eastern Conference Stronger Than Ever

February 3, 2015

I’ve been going on twitter or Facebook or some other Islanders chat room and there’s always the select few who believe that if the Islanders lose tonight against the Florida Panthers that the sky is falling. Granted a three game losing streak is not good and yes, the NHL trade deadline is coming, but how far are the Islanders? Should changes be made? How are the rest of the teams…

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Why New York Needs Hockey & A Rivalry

January 12, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com The New York Islanders take on the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden this Tuesday January 13th and it couldn’t come at a better time. The Islanders are currently having a regular season not seen in decades, while the Rangers, despite a slow start to the season, are proving that last year’s Stanley Cup run was not a fluke and are currently one of the…

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Despite Slugish Run, Isles Still Prevail

December 17, 2014

View image | gettyimages.com From a percentage view, the Islanders have the second best record in the Eastern Conference by going 21-10-0, good for 42 points. The Islanders are the only team without out an overtime/shootout loss this year, but it’s been in recent games the Islanders have looked sluggish, to say the least. In the last 5 games the Isles have a 2-3 record, allowing 22 goals in that…

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Top 5 Islanders Games Vs. Penguins

August 8, 2014

The NHL has completed their Pittsburgh Penguins editionĀ of their 30 teams in 30 days series and are saying the Penguins will make the playoffs and win the division….again. Whereas I do agree, as of this writing, that the Penguins are the favorites for the division title, I do believe that the competition will be tighter and that the Islanders will be in the thick of a playoff race. It also…

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