Blog: Home Is Where The Heart Is

March 5, 2016

Now that the NHL trade deadline has come and gone, most fans have one of two things to look forward to this hockey season: the playoffs or the draft lottery. For the New York Islanders, it’s the playoffs and this year the Islanders must make a run at home ice advantage in the first round instead of giving it away like they did with last years end of the year…


Congrats to the BlueShirts – Other thoughts

May 30, 2014

As much as it will pain people in Islanders Country, I will pass congratulations to the New York Rangers for winning the Eastern Conference and moving on to the Stanley Cup Finals against the winner of the Kings/Blackhawks series. Despite rooting for the other team, the Rangers showed me that the better team won the series.  It took a grand total of seconds to see what an influence a good…


The Word of the Day is RESILIENT

According to Merriam-Webster, this is the official definition of RESILIENT: Definition of RESILIENT : characterized or marked by resilience: as   a: capable of withstanding shock without permanent deformation or rupture   b: tending to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change This Islander team has been doing this ALL SEASON LONG.  It will not surprise me one iota, if they do it again tomorrow.  They have ‘bounced…

May 10, 2013


My buddy Chris and I have great conversations about the Islanders.  He is so passionate for his team, and usually when we are talking about an upcoming game, and he is looking for the word to describe either the atmosphere, or the importance of the game, he simply uses one word. HUGE! That one little word with such a powerful overtone.  But in this case, Chris is absolutely correct. It…

May 7, 2013

Calling Islander Country

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! Audrey Hepburn  Can you remember game 6 in 2002 against the Toronto Maple Leafs?  Do you remember when Shayne Corson was totally undressed by Eric Cairns, and how the crowd just exploded and shook the barn to its core? Well the 16,000+ that invade Uniondale tomorrow need to do just exactly that. The game on Friday night gave the faithful a…

May 4, 2013

Time to Focus on Game 2

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Benjamin Franklin This will be a much different squad than the one that got spanked in Pittsburgh 48 hours ago.   I just compare this to the Mighty Ducks movies, where they seemed to get spanked in their first game, but after some embarassment, they seem to ‘get’ what is going on, and turn the page.   Yes, it is a…

May 3, 2013

Well – So Much for the Important Start

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Frederick Douglass One team played a strong game; offensively advantageous, with a goaltender that played a solid game.  The power play was lethal, and their penalty kill, despite not getting much activity did the job.  All that they needed to do, they did without hesitation. The Islanders were supposed to be ones to hopefully come out of this game with momentum…

May 2, 2013