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B.D. Gallof is a published writer and hockey blogger. He writes about Hockey, NY Islanders & the NY Islanders venue situation for CBS New York. BD has been written up in Sports Illustrated, TSN.ca, the NY Times Slapshots blog, Yahoo's Sports and SportsBusiness Journal. He has been a featured blogger for The Huffington Post, as well as owner, lead writer, and managing editor at HockeyIndependent.com.

NY ISLANDERS REPORT: Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

NY ISLANDERS REPORT: Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

  Where to even begin? Let’s do a quick review…   At the same time the Internet and fans were passing around Barroway items as being a done deal that would be announced right after the Stanley Cup finals, what they did not know was that Barroway was already out. He just didn’t know it [...]

NY ISLANDERS DRAFT SERIES: The Curious Case of Josh Ho-Sang

NY ISLANDERS DRAFT SERIES: The Curious Case of Josh Ho-Sang

The curious case of Joshua Ho-Sang First the NY islanders took an unpredictable turn actually taking a predictable choice at number 5, with the offensively gifted and highly regarded Michael Dal Colle. More on that later. However, then they swept back into the top of the first round to collect what might be the most [...]

NY ISLANDERS 2014-15 NHL Schedule

NY ISLANDERS 2014-15 NHL Schedule

Game Date Loc Opponent Count of Game 1 10/10/14 At Car Row Labels Home At Grand Total 2 10/11/14 Home Car Ana 1 1 2 3 10/14/14 At NYR Bos 1 2 3 4 10/16/14 Home SJS Buf 1 2 3 5 10/18/14 At Pit Cal 1 1 2 6 10/21/14 Home Tor Car 2 [...]

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NY ISLANDERS PRESENTS: Game of Owners

  According to a former NHL prospective stakeholder/owner: “The NHL is not sure that Charles Wang even wants to sell.”   The Red Herring VS The Mountain? Right now it is a perfect storm after a NY Islanders dismal season for fans to hear what they want to hear. The fan frustration and negativity is [...]

Summer of Aggression Begins on Long Island as NY Islanders Acquire Halak

Summer of Aggression Begins on Long Island as NY Islanders Acquire Halak

  Well it did not long since my piece two weeks ago where Garth Snow got started on what will be a summer of aggressive moves to correct the rebuild regression this past season.    For a fourth round pick, the Washington Capitols trades the Islanders the rights to Jaroslav Halak, who is an impending [...]

HERE COMES THE BOOM! Hyped Isles "Impending" Sale Doesn't Pass the Litmus Test

HERE COMES THE BOOM! Hyped Isles “Impending” Sale Doesn’t Pass the Litmus Test

  The Barroway “purchasing” the NY Islanders is one of the most hyped-up over spun stories with a lack of fact. That fans seem to be convinced that this purchase is happening is one of the most misguided disconnects between hope and fact I have seen in a while. Though the NHL have made it [...]

THE UPCOMING SUMMER OF ISLES FANS DISCONTENT: Expect Change, Read Why...

THE UPCOMING SUMMER OF ISLES FANS DISCONTENT: Expect Change, Read Why…

“Must be tough being Garth Snow right about now” NHL Source. And right they are. With a new regime possibly around the corner next season, GM Garth Snow has little time to show some success besides a deep prospect pool.

WHY VANEK?!?!?! Well, BD will tell you why....

WHY VANEK?!?!?! Well, BD will tell you why….

Special Comment by B.D. Gallof 10/28/2013   The NY Islanders went trick or treating early this year, landing impending UFA Thomas Vanek into their goodie bag, while giving up impending UFA Matt Moulson, a 1st rounder in 2014, and a 2nd round pick in 2015. Yes, there seem to be a bit of a emotional [...]

HOW IT FAILED: NY Islanders & Nassau ... A Special Report

HOW IT FAILED: NY Islanders & Nassau … A Special Report

Click to view How the NY Islanders and Nassau Failed on GLOSSI.COM  

NY ISLANDERS TRADE DRAMA: Garth Makes a CBA Cap Trade with the Bruins

NY ISLANDERS TRADE DRAMA: Garth Makes a CBA Cap Trade with the Bruins

  Got to give it to Islanders fans, they are damn passionate bunch. They desperately want to have this team and fortunes turn a corner so quickly. It’s why that start got hyped and overrated to the gills, and a 3 game slide is now a virtual apocalypse.   It is why news of a [...]

SPECIAL COMMENT: Sleepless in Bridgeport As Nino's Agent Asks For Trade

SPECIAL COMMENT: Sleepless in Bridgeport As Nino’s Agent Asks For Trade

  What if someone you never saw do much in the NHL, someone who was finally properly developing in the AHL, and he and his agent were trying to strong-arm Garth Snow to get up into NHL or get traded?   Sleepless in Bridgeport… A Special Comment by B.D. Gallof   It was a quiet [...]

Strome May Stick With, Visnovsky May Stick Up NY Islanders

Strome May Stick With, Visnovsky May Stick Up NY Islanders

  EXCERPT from my piece on CBS New York: According to Arthur Staple over at Newsday, Ryan Strome and Griffin Reinhart will be camp invites. Back in the summer, the Islanders’ development camp perception was that Strome needed another year before being NHL ready. His professional career, however, might begin sooner. His play in the [...]

THE BRIDGE: 11th Anniversary of 9-11

THE BRIDGE: 11th Anniversary of 9-11

  (this essay is my Huffington Post featured 10th anniversary piece, updated and re-edited for today: 9/11/2012)    I recall an old college buddy’s candid observations of 11 years ago. He spoke of the bizarre and grotesque memory of a plane crashed into the idyllic morning of downtown New York City. How when the planes [...]

NHL IDIOCRACY: NHL's Fat Cats Getting Richer vs The NHLPA Plan

NHL IDIOCRACY: NHL’s Fat Cats Getting Richer vs The NHLPA Plan

NHL IDIOCRACY NHL’s Fat Cats Getting Richer & The NHLPA Plan Part 1 of an ongoing series as the NHL vs NHLPA might spin wildly to a possible lockout this season…   There seems to be a panic across the media and fandom of an impending lockout. That there is a rough tough NHL ownership who [...]

The Ripples Of Aurora Colorado

The Ripples Of Aurora Colorado

I did not know Jessica Redfield. But it is her involvement, and death, along with the other victims of last night’s shooting that ripples across my life and social universe in a deep and penetrating fashion. This event, unlike other horrible events within the last few years, really has wormed its way into me. Jessica’s [...]

NY ISLANDERS IN BROOKLYN? In Talks with Barclays Center to Play Preseason Game

NY ISLANDERS IN BROOKLYN? In Talks with Barclays Center to Play Preseason Game

  Is this a preemptive strike? As I first reported on Twitter on Thursday the Islanders are in discussions to host a preseason game next season at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the future home of the NBA’s New Jersey Nets. This is not the first time the Islanders have used another venue to push the [...]

The Tough Truth About Islanders’ Arena Situation

The Tough Truth About Islanders’ Arena Situation

There have been a few rumors in Islanders Country of late in regards to the venue situation. If anyone knows about how I was engaged in New York hockey before coming to CBSNewYork.com, they would know I had been very active and in the trenches over the Nassau Coliseum venue situation for several years. Since this [...]

CONCUSSIONS KILLING HOCKEY

CONCUSSIONS KILLING HOCKEY

Speed and offense are now the kings in the present day NHL. A focus on players with those very attributes took over drafts and team on-ice strategies. Slower skaters have slowly been fazed out, especially those pugilistic specialists who all too often didn’t quite have the same skill sets and strides of their respective teammates. [...]

The Frustration of Forced Patience for NY Islanders Fans

The Frustration of Forced Patience for NY Islanders Fans

My latest for CBS New York is about how fans need not to fret on Nino Niederreiter’s ice time. Too often, especially with a bad NHL team, focus then invariably sets with high expectations on the next kids. I go into the Islanders prospect process and site examples. Check it out!  Next up on CBS [...]

ISLES VS RANGERS TONIGHT: Some Pre-Game Comparison Plus More On Mad Mike

ISLES VS RANGERS TONIGHT: Some Pre-Game Comparison Plus More On Mad Mike

My latest for CBS New York/WFAN is about tonights Isles vs Rangers matchup, plus a bit of reality to the new stuff coming out as the PR winds blow on Mike Milbury. Please give it a read.   Excerpt: Over each of their last 10 games, the Islanders have kept pace with the Rangers and [...]