Top 5 Islanders Games Vs. Penguins

August 8, 2014

The NHL has completed their Pittsburgh Penguins edition 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…


Random Thoughts of The Past Week

Getting away from the Islanders ownership for a moment (Probably two), I wanted to go over the teams that had ended their playoffs this past week and see how it affects the Islanders in some way, if any. But….. Before I go any further I would like to point out (maybe gloat a little haha) that in October, I made one of two “Bold Predictions” that both Boston and Pittsburgh wouldn’t make…

May 18, 2014

Playoff Preview: Wednesday Night

The first round of the 2014 NHL playoffs begin tonight and to be honest, there’s nothing like it. For myself, it’s not just watching the best hockey, it’s also a chance to look at some future free agents who may have a good fit in with the Islanders. I’ll say this now, with the first three matchups this evening, I’m so far not impressed with the crop of free agents…

April 16, 2014

What Happened With Vanek’s Trade

While I can understand the frustration of the passionate fans of the Islanders, it appears that what Garth Snow was saying for his reasons of receiving such a low offer may have been justified. Let’s face it, the timing was horrible. The team was out of the playoffs, they loose their captain and star player in John Tavares for the rest of the season and because of what the Islanders gave up…

March 6, 2014

Not Much to Say, But….

Just a few facts. Despite the loss, this is NOT a game that people should BLAME Capuano for. It all comes down to respect.  Good teams get to have a little more latitude on calls in late games.  People could have been arrested for assualt, but when Vanek was pulled down on the power play, the Pens got NOTHING.  It is pure simple robbery.  The ref was standing RIGHT THERE…

December 4, 2013

Will Pens Bring Out Best in Isles?

The Pens return to the Coli for the first time since that wonderful playoff series in May.  The games were high in intensity, spirit, passion, and just about every other adjective that you can come up with to describe a playoff series.  This was one for the ages, and many were looking at their calendars to this game a few months ago, and were wondering if we would see the…

December 3, 2013

New York Islanders Week Ahead and Weekly Stud and Dud.

The New York Islanders will play three games this week of the Tuesday, Friday and Saturday variety. All three games will be on the road before they come home for their annual 4 game holiday home stand over Thanksgiving weekend. Tuesday, November 19th: New York Islanders (8-10-3) @ Toronto Maple Leafs (12-7-1)  7pm Friday, November 22nd: New York Islanders (8-10-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (13-8) 7pm Saturday November 23rd: New York…

November 19, 2013

A Statement

With a 2-1 lead in the 3rd period, it started to look like the Islanders were not going to reach over the top and get this game away from the Metropolitan Division leaders. Then the alarm went off. Goals by Frans Nielsen (6th), Pierre-Marc Bouchard (1st) and a pool-cue shot be Josh Bailey (4th), propelled the Isles past the Penguins 4-3. To be honest – I watched only parts of…

October 26, 2013

New York islanders Week Ahead (Week of October 20)

This week the New York Islanders have three games of the Tuesday, Friday, Saturday   variety. On Tuesday, October 22nd at 7pm, it is the Vancouver Canucks (5-4-1) @ New York Islanders (3-3-2) On Friday, October 25th at 7pm, the New York Islanders travel to Pittsburgh (7-1) for their first game agains the Pens since Game 6 of last years Eastern Conference Finals. On Saturday, October 26th at 7pm, the…

October 21, 2013