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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.

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 [...]

A New Take Coming To Light On The Mike Milbury Situation

A New Take Coming To Light On The Mike Milbury Situation

  A conflicting tale of Mike Milbury alleged assault on a 12-year boy is coming to light. There seems to be a wide disparity between witnesses’ observations on the post-peewee game antics that has landed the off-air NBC analyst in hot water, crimes and misdemeanors. Per this new take, evidently Milbury was merely breaking up [...]

The Personal Demons Of NY Islanders Prospect Corey Trivino

The Personal Demons Of NY Islanders Prospect Corey Trivino

If you aren’t aware, I am a hockey blogger for CBS New York / WFAN now. My first blog was earlier this week with the lay of the land with the NY Islanders, arguing that the Isles have indeed taken a step forward thus far.   My second piece, today, is on Isles 2008 2nd [...]

Victor Hedman spotted at the UGG store in Manhattan

Victor Hedman spotted at the UGG store in Manhattan

After the Isles loss, Victor Hedman was spotted at UGG in Manhattan walking around. He was asked 4 or 5 times by people if he was Tom Brady. His response: “No, I’m Victor Hedman” They: “Who?” No love for Tampa’s defensive stalwart.   Our suggestion?   See if you can pretend you are Tom Brady to this [...]

TRUTH OF THE MATTER: Some Reality Laid Down On These Isles

TRUTH OF THE MATTER: Some Reality Laid Down On These Isles

    What Has Come To Pass   Back over the summer I warned on what plans the Isles had with one Blake Comeau. In fact, if you follow me on twitter, I’ve been saying it since the end of last season. Despite the 24 goals and 46 points within last season’s chaos, the Isles [...]

OPINION: Are These Isles a Team of Tin Men?

OPINION: Are These Isles a Team of Tin Men?

  “When you play this game, you need to play with fire. You need to have passion. You need play with determination. You need to play with desperation… When you lace up your skates, the guy across from you, the guy on the left and the right of you, they need to know that you’ve [...]

THE THREE GOALIE ANALYSIS: My Talk With NHL Independent Goalie Scout Justin Goldman About The Isles

THE THREE GOALIE ANALYSIS: My Talk With NHL Independent Goalie Scout Justin Goldman About The Isles

UPDATE: Nabokov with a groin injury, as I said last night, and will be out “indefinitely”. That’s about a month for a goalie and a groin. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Justin Goldman, one of the brighter people I know who scouts goalies and has a real feel for the position himself. Take it away Justin…. [...]