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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 [...]

The Character Test

The Character Test

In hockey circles, the Islanders are renown for some form of interesting character test that they administer to potential draft picks in order to gain an understanding of said players psyche. This test is obviously mysterious in both what it looks for regarding character, and what the expected outcomes are regarding talent. For instance, based [...]

Garth Snow Chooses to Fail at his Job

Garth Snow Chooses to Fail at his Job

As been noted throughout hockey and Islanders media, the Islanders have made their version of a splash this past month, signing 4 NHL caliber free agents and last month agreeing to terms with a goalie that saw free agency looming and decided to not test the waters. Sounds awesome, right?   Well, it is and [...]

The Jury is Still Out

The Jury is Still Out

Islander realists, your intrepid team is back with our analysis of the off season, so far. Going into the offseason, which typically starts in February for the Islanders in the Garth Snow regime, the Islanders had some pressing needs. These needs were in no particular order:   1st line offensive player 2nd line center Top [...]

Backchecking: Isles Face Pressures Moving Into Offseason and Beyond

Backchecking: Isles Face Pressures Moving Into Offseason and Beyond

If you didn’t think Garth Snow was feeling the pressure of last year’s step backward, and this being the final year at  Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum think again. While lots of Islander fans and pundits show there ire toward the embattled General Manager of the Islanders; assuming he is just in-ept and without a plan, [...]

Backchecking: Longing for the Island — Islanders Fill Holes, Remain Poor Destination for Free Agents

Backchecking: Longing for the Island — Islanders Fill Holes, Remain Poor Destination for Free Agents

As I watched the #isles twitter-sphere go nuts yesterday, my own frustration grew.  I can completely understand the anxiety of Islander fans and can even comprehend the amount of “hate” Islander fans hurl on there own team. Often times I find that “hate” misguided, while at other times it’s hard to celebrate my team out [...]

The Storm Before the Calm

The Storm Before the Calm

A lot of Isles fans are praising our first two picks in this years’ draft.  It is always fun to get excited about something new, and obviously if you’re a fan of this team you have to take what you can get. However we are here, as always, to temper the celebration.  The Islanders need [...]

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 [...]

Charles wang game of thrones

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.

There Goes the Neighborhood...Team

There Goes the Neighborhood…Team

It’s been a while since we’ve written, faithful readers. Largely because we wrote back in September about this season was going to pan out, with a highly on point degree of accuracy. We predicted injuries- specifically Evgeny Nabokov and Lubomir Visnovsky from overuse at their ages. We predicted the missing the playoffs that was inevitable [...]

In Garth We Trust….to Continue to do a Piss Poor job at Managing our Beloved Franchise

In Garth We Trust….to Continue to do a Piss Poor job at Managing our Beloved Franchise

I’m sure you all are thinking “Gee, what are these two going to say about the absolute disaster that Garth Snow delivered at the trade deadline?” And you want to know what? Garth Snow indeed delivered an absolute disaster at the trade deadline.   Let’s start with the player that Snow had to dangle- Thomas [...]

If an Islander Draft Pick is Any Good, it’s by ACCIDENT.

If an Islander Draft Pick is Any Good, it’s by ACCIDENT.

With the Olympics past us and the NHL getting back into full swing, our thoughts drifted from the stockpile of losses that the Islanders gathered headed into Olympic break and instead thought about some of the recent good times, like that three week span in which the Islanders actually won games consistently. And in being [...]

The Beers at Nassau Coliseum, like the team, SUCK

The Beers at Nassau Coliseum, like the team, SUCK

As you may or may not know, the writers of this blog drink beers. We are not the type of fans who sit back with a case of beer that comes in flimsy cans and just throw them back one after the other until there are a few dollars of empties sitting on the floor. [...]

Missed Opportunities

Missed Opportunities

A recent supermarket trip inspired today’s piece. One of your intrepid writers went shopping at a Uniondale supermarket wearing his gameday Islanders swag- an Islanders hat, and a hockey jersey. At least 3 employees shouted to me “Let’s go Islanders!” and 2 customers commented as well. None of them were white. Now, you may think [...]

It's all a Matter of Perspective

It’s all a Matter of Perspective

There are two sides to every story. There are often pros and cons to most scenarios. Some people see blue skies, while others look at the upcoming weather report anticipating a storm. The fact is that everyone sees things in a different light, so why should the recent play of The New York islanders be [...]

30 games in, 10 points out. And ten in a row!

30 games in, 10 points out. And ten in a row!

Half Empty….that’s too optimistic. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, right? We mean, after the last ten games we had nowhere to go but up, right? Nope. Now, depending who you ask, the last ten games could be considered good or they could be considered bad. For example, if you ask coach [...]