Two for Two Against Ottawa

It turns out the the Islanders record for the pre-season is now ended at a respectable 4-4.  With the two win 9-3 combined score against the Sens, the Islanders are now ready to take on the rest of the NHL starting Friday when the Devils are the hosts. Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson – both competing for the final forward spot scored in Kanata last night, along with first pick…

September 30, 2013

Hockey from the Blind Side, Random Thoughts and Observations for the Coming Season, Secondary Scoring

In my last post, I spoke about the importance of finding a right wing to play with John Tavares and Matt Moulson and how that choice might impact the New York Islanders this season. As I said in that post, I was going to spend a few posts addressing some points to consider that will have either a direct or indirect effect on what kind of success the Isles have….

September 29, 2013

Big First Leads Isles to Victory

Now that’s better. This is the tag line at the end of the Wendy’s Commercials where the new “Wendy look-a-like”, always has some cute lines, and ends the advert with that phrase. (By the way – I think she is a cutie!) I guess Josh Bailey was trying to solidify himself as a penalty killing threat.  He got two in the first period, as the Isles held on to that…

September 20, 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