Hockey from the Blind Side, on the Edge of Concern

How many Islander fans had to be shaken back to consciousness after the completely lackluster effort against the Philadelphia Flyers in their 4-0 loss yesterday? For the halfway point in the season, I don’t want to go as far as using the word, “disgrace” to describe yesterday’s 60 minutes of hockey demonstrated by the New York Islanders, but my personal feelings are that it was pretty darn close. How does…

January 10, 2016

Hockey from the Blind Side, Another 2 Points in the Standings, but the Isles Need to Play Better

It took overtime, but the New York Islanders beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3 to 2 on a Kyle Okposo goal. It was his 2nd goal of the game and 3rd point, as he also assisted on Frans Nielsen’s power play goal in the 2nd period. The 2 points collected by New York puts them at 39 points in the standings, which is good for 4th place in the Eastern…

December 13, 2015

Hockey from the Blind Side, Random Thoughts and Observations for the Coming Season, The Top Line

According to Islanders Point Blank and their running countdown, we are now at 8 days before the New York Islanders will start their season. To me, the summer seemed to fly by in a flash, and this had little to do with the compressed schedule from last season either. Well, perhaps it did to some degree, but regardless of the matter of how quickly time has passed, we have reached…

September 26, 2013

Hockey from the Blind Side, My Thoughts about What to Expect Over the Summer from the Isles

First, let me start of by congratulating the Boston Bruins for advancing to the Stanley Cup finals by winning the Eastern Conference match up against the Pittsburgh Penguins. I must confess that I didn’t see a sweep coming at all. In fact, I was of the mind that the series would go the distance and that it would be a battle to the end. I also surely didn’t think the…

June 8, 2013

Hockey from the Blind Side, Post Season Thoughts and Some Reflections

Of course, as an Islander fan, it is a little disappointing that the playoffs have continued without the Isles still in the mix. I will confess that it took me a few days after they were eliminated for me to be able to go back to catching the playoff games again. I had that let down and depression feel to me, but after considering the simple fact that no one…

May 26, 2013