Hockey from the Blind Side, Four Game Losing Streak is Snapped in New Jersey

In New Jersey last night, the New York Islanders snapped their four game losing streak with a solid 3-0 win. Jaroslav Halak faced 26 shots and was tested a bit in the second period with the goal post coming up as his best friend at one point. The Isles took a 1-0 lead about 8 minutes into the opening period when Ryan Strome, who also had an assist in the…

March 22, 2015
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Hockey from the Blind Side, A Loss in Florida, but Still a Point in the Standings

CLICK BELOW TO HEAR JOHN’S PODCAST… The New York Islanders lost in the shootout 4-3 last night in Florida, but still left the building with a point. While John Tavares, Frans Nielsen and Josh Bailey could not beat Dan Ellis in the shootout, Jonathan Huberdeau managed to get the game winner passed Michal Neuvirth. It was actually Elli’s first win of the season, and he stopped 25 Islander shots in…

March 8, 2015
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Blog: Islanders Options At The Trade Deadline

February 25, 2015

With the trade deadline coming up in the beginning of March, many New York Islanders fans are hoping Islanders General Manager Garth Snow pulls the trigger on a move that could help with the special teams or possibly another backup for Jaroslav Halak. So before I talk about as to who is available and what it would take to get them, let’s take a look at what the Islanders have…

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Islanders Are For Real

#459536536 / gettyimages.com At the beginning of November, there were dreadful thoughts of the New York Islanders heading into their usual and reoccurring slump of seasons past. Instead the Islanders gave fans one of the most memorable months is decades. In fact, their play put them in the NHL map as serious contenders for the regular season. After going 11-3 for the month of November, the Islanders sit in 4th…

December 2, 2014
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Hockey from the Blind Side, A November to Remember … Isles Keep on Rolling

So here we are at the end of November and the New York Islanders have not taken their nose dive in the standings as we had seen for too many seasons of late. In fact, they tied a franchise record with 11 wins and simply Dominated during this month on the calendar. I have been able to catch a lot of the most recent games, and as I have said…

November 30, 2014
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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……

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Hockey from the Blind Side, 3-0, but still 79 games to play

As an New York Islander fan, beating the New York Rangers is always something that brings a sense of satisfaction and enjoyment to me. It’s a rivalry I enjoy quit ea bit, and one that has brought me both pleasure and torture ever since I’ve been a kid. The Isles defeating the Rangers at MSG is only icing on the cake and doing so in explosive fashion with a 4…

October 15, 2014
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Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Preview: New York Islanders

October 8, 2014

#467961869 / gettyimages.com Obviously I’ve saved the best for last. Isles Talk concludes it’s 2014-15 season preview with a team that, after this past weekend, has every fan and the NHL buzzing, the New York Islanders. With the conclusion of the 2014 draft, Islanders general manager Garth Snow went out and spent money like it was Christmas and the fans are the receivers of these gifts. In one offseason, the…

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2 Days And Counting

October 8, 2014

We are just about 48 hours away from the first game of the season, and for its final presentation, the Nassau Coliseum is going to have probably its best product to show in quite a long time. There is a feeling in the air that has not been seen in October in many years, and the faithful are ready to go. Are you? With some disappointments surrounding a playoff run…

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