Talk From the 300 Section – Tough Loss

March 11, 2015

CLICK BELOW TO HEAR GARY’S PODCAST… No matter how you slice it – it was a difficult 3rd period to watch.  The Isles were the completely dominant team in the first 20, but somehow forgot the last 40. The last regular season game at NVMC of Islanders-Rangers will not go down as a classic in the history books.  It will be a complete disappointment. This is my talk about the…

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What to Expect

  As you go on twitter and other social media websites, you could see what everyone opinions of the Islanders season so far is. As the All-Star break is in progress, the Islanders are in first place in the Metropolitan Conference by 3 points.  There are many things that I think that the Islanders did right during the season so far, and what they can improve on in the second…

January 22, 2015
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Hockey from the Blind Side, Be careful What You Wish For …

The chants after the first period of yesterday’s game against the St. Louis Blues by the faithful at the NVMC was a repeated, “Marty, Marty!”. Of course, this was in reference to Marty Brodeur, who the Blues had signed to a one year contract earlier in the week after Brian Elliott went down to an injury. With the New York Islanders having taken a 3-0 lead at the end of…

December 7, 2014
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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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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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Sharks Bite Isles 3-1; Sinking But Not Sunk

November 2, 2014

Click here for the recap. Click here for the box score. Quotes: Kyle Okposo: “I thought we played a pretty solid game, but they got a lucky bounce to go up 2-1,” Okposo said. “It happens sometimes, but we need to do more to win.” Travis Hamonic: “I felt like we were throwing lots of pucks at the net, but these Western teams don’t give up much.” Travis Hamonic said….

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Leafs Come A Blowing… Pregame Report

October 21, 2014

Back to  Fort NeverLose for tonight’s matchup against Toronto.  The Leafs have started up and down, with a shaky defense and goal.  Jonathan Bernier is the top goalie, and rumored Islander trades for James Reimer did not happen (thank goodness), is the backup. You have Dion Phaneuf, the overpriced captain – and not a lot of depth behind him on the back line.  This could be a focus on the…

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Reinhart Sent Down

October 16, 2014

#Isles activate Calvin de Haan off IR, send Griffin Reinhart to Bridgeport. — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) October 16, 2014 My take: Bridgeport just got better with the addition of Reinhart. I am also wondering, with Colin McDonald still in the press box and Michael Grabner to return in a few weeks, where does this leave Ryan Strome? Will he be the next victim (see Lee, Reinhart) of the numbers game,…

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Grabner Out Indefinitely

#458191317 / gettyimages.com Sports hernia surgery successful for Michael Grabner. Just picked him up from hospital. Back in 4-6 weeks #Isles #NHL pic.twitter.com/A2xkCsOiR2 — Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) October 9, 2014 Can confirm @andystrickland report on Michael Grabner's sports hernia surgery. Out indefinitely. #Isles — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) October 9, 2014 My take: Strome, Bailey & Conacher now have time to showcase what they’re capable of. Grabner getting injured again is…

October 9, 2014
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