Stamkos, Hall, Lucic Off Radar; Plan D/E/F

June 30, 2016

The Captain’s back.#Stammertime for eight more years: https://t.co/SK1LDFfUgD pic.twitter.com/OZ3CsnlDBM — Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) June 30, 2016 My Take: At least the Stamkos signing comes a day before free agency begins and not for a week into it. I never thought Stamkos was coming to Long Island anyways due to the money situation with the Islanders, but this makes Tampa Bay as close to an Eastern Conference Dynasty as it…

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Blog: What Would You Do If You Were Isles GM?

June 23, 2016

I’ve, talked about the graduates, the professionals and the drafted prospects of the New York Islanders all week long and I’ve given my five players who could be taken at number 19 should the Islanders draft at that spot. Now this is my once-a-year treat where I play arm-chair GM and I try to improve the team while still trying to stick to what Garth Snow could do, meaning keeping…

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For the Isles – What to do About Tampa?

April 25, 2016

It is so nice to get to talk about ROUND 2. When I last could talk about it – I wasn’t even 30 years old…. (Guess my age!?) Now – the Tampa Bay Lightning are on the horizon.  Games 1 and 2 will be in Tampa probably on Thursday and Saturday.  With Justin Bieber in concert at the Barclay’s, it would look like Monday and Thursday in Brooklyn.  For this…

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Road Warriors Continue To Get It Done

March 27, 2014

  13-4-1.  They are a team of “road warrior” mentality. Just like the team that used to play in the Atlantic League (with the Long Island Ducks), that played every game as a road contest.  For whatever reason, the team plays a simpler game away from Uniondale, and they win. Simple as that. Tonight – the Isles take on a Tampa team that is playing themselves into the playoffs right…

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Josh Bailey Has Arrived: Nikita Who?

Let’s go back to the 2008 season. The Islanders had missed the playoffs because of injuries to the big club and there was zero depth in Bridgeport. That was when General Manager Garth Snow announced that the Islanders would begin the process of rebuilding the organization. It’s every fans worst word to hear in sports….rebuild. Rebuild meant to fans that their team was going to stink to high Heaven and…

October 18, 2013
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