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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 [...]

EAST COAST BIAS Presents: NHL Goes To The OSCARS

EAST COAST BIAS Presents: NHL Goes To The OSCARS

Coming up soon will be a troupe of bloggers who are the creme of the NHL blogosphere to provide expertise, humor, observation and more. We are  coining the project: East Coast Bias. As a bit of a taster to the effort we present to you an image tribute for Oscar night…   PRESENTS   NHL [...]

HI FREE AGENCY Live Chat Show! 11 EST July 1st

HI FREE AGENCY Live Chat Show! 11 EST July 1st

HockeyIndependent’s Free Agency Live Chat Show

(Gasp!) A coach used the F-word!

(Gasp!) A coach used the F-word!

Folks! Please tell me it isn’t so! Bruce Boudreau dropped some F-bombs because he was pissed that his millionaire athletes were playing like a bunch of whiny kids…..and this was a surprise and shock to people!? C’mon….no one…not even the Bible-belters….can honestly be shocked that in the high-stakes world of the NHL angry coaches can [...]

Social Medium Policy could hit a huge roadblock

Social Medium Policy could hit a huge roadblock

Having been at the General Manager’s meeting yesterday (Tuesday) in Toronto…I was impressed by the G-M’s unity in their desire to remove head hits from the game. They recognized that everyone loses when players are injured as a result of head hits…deliberate or not. It was a solid show of progressive thinking. But then they [...]

Exploitation in Atlanta? Ridiculous!

Exploitation in Atlanta? Ridiculous!

Every once in a while I’m forcefully reminded that while we’ve made great strides when it comes to race relations here in North America…we still have a ways to go. Recently there were questions asked about the fact that the Atlanta Thrashers have at least 4 Black players on their starting team…with the potential for [...]

Watch those broken ankles

Watch those broken ankles

Now that the Maple Leafs are much closer to where I thought they’d be…a game over .500….you can hear the massive thump as Leafs “fans”…go leaping off the early season bandwagon. Watch those busted ankles!! Look…a thoroughly rotten start last season cost this team any shot at a post-season berth. They’ve turned it around…at least [...]

Let Leafs fans have their fun!!

Let Leafs fans have their fun!!

Let’s get something straight right away. I’m born and raised in Toronto….but a life-long Montreal Canadiens fan. I’ve spent most of my life looking down at people I considered to be suckers and idiots….namely Maple Leaf hockey fans. I found it completely ironic that I was assigned the Maple Leafs beat as part of my [...]

HockeyIndependent.com welcomes NHL XM personalities to the blogosphere

HockeyIndependent.com welcomes NHL XM personalities to the blogosphere

HockeyIndependent.com has grown by leaps and bounds, where this October’s stats are blowing past all previous records. To continue our efforts, we are working with all sorts of friends and partners to make sure we continue to be a top independent voice in the blogosphere.   Starting this season, on HockeyIndependent.com, we will be providing a platform [...]