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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 can Isles win? Only if, per one top blogger: "Crosby’s robot jaw becomes sentient and it attacks and injures half the Penguins’ bench

NY ISLANDERS vs PITTSBURGH PENGUINS ROUNDTABLE PREVIEW

  It’s an 8 seed versus a 1 seed.   The up-and-comer taking on a Cup-chasing, playoff-proven contender.   We have a singular superstar and a veteran goalie leading the underdog’s charge against a relative murderer’s row of names.   But the New York Islanders/Pittsburgh Penguins quarterfinal matchup carries significant intrigue and no shortage of [...]

Raise your hand if you draft for nothing!

Fading into Absurdity

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any lower, Islander fans – and for that matter, NHL hockey fans- it gets lower. And not in the “Praise the Lowered” sense of the Devin Townsend song because there is nothing praiseworthy here. No, this is low like the “what a bunch of douchebags” sense that comes [...]

Islanders: Line Changes

Islanders: Line Changes

We’re five games into the NHL season, and it’s fair to say that the Islanders do look better than many, including myself, were expecting. I believe that if Capuano wants them to make a serious push for a playoff spot, however, the lines need to be shuffled slightly. The Isles cannot afford to blow games [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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…. [...]

NY ISLANDERS THIRD JERSEY DEBUTS: Here it is

NY ISLANDERS THIRD JERSEY DEBUTS: Here it is

Thoughts? Need a puke bucket? Like it?   Weigh-in below in the comments…                

A LOOK AT THE ISLANDERS DEFENSE: Part 2 of Series

A LOOK AT THE ISLANDERS DEFENSE: Part 2 of Series

Last week we looked at the Isles offense and asked if the makeup of the lines would lead to enough scoring to make playoffs hopes a reality. This week we look deep at the bigger and more porous issue of the last few years…The defense. Late last season, I was told that the Islanders would [...]

Streit To The Point – Quick Thoughts On These NY Islanders

Streit To The Point – Quick Thoughts On These NY Islanders

  There is not much to say about Mark Streit being named captain because it was pretty clear when Doug Weight hung up the skates that he was the only viable candidate besides perhaps Kyle Okposo. It is tremendously silly by those touting that John Tavares should have been named captain. This team needs a [...]

Islanders Name Streit Captain

Islanders Name Streit Captain

  Today, The NY Islanders announced that Mark Streit will be the teams new captain for the 2011-12 season and beyond. This is not a total shock as there have been stories from multiple sources saying that Streit is a strong leader on and off the ice. This will make Streit the 13th captain in [...]

NY Islanders Three-Headed Beast – Why The Goalie Situation Will Continue To Be A Problem

NY Islanders Three-Headed Beast – Why The Goalie Situation Will Continue To Be A Problem

  You do not need much hockey acumen to know that three goalie systems do not work. You just need to be a recent Isles fan to recall that it was not that long ago that a subpar DiPietro, a backup playoff caliber Dwayne Roloson, and a rusty and off scheduled Marty Biron who was [...]

SPECIAL COMMENT: Joe Conte Writes “The Islanders are not done in Nassau County”

SPECIAL COMMENT: Joe Conte Writes “The Islanders are not done in Nassau County”

Today I lend the HockeyIndependent.com Isles floor to Joe Conte, an activist who has been a firm supporter of the Lighthouse Project, an outspoken critic of the Town of Hempstead… who infamously made Republican boss Joseph “Backroom Deal” Mondello break out his anti-Islanders stance in mere seconds as he shout: “Blow it out your duffel [...]

NY Islanders: A Recipe for Success?

NY Islanders: A Recipe for Success?

We are in the dog days of summer. There is nothing worse for an Isles fan than an August where so much is left up in the air. Its been a long long month. The venue effort failed. Free agency was with minor solid piece on the bottom 6, which I warned long ago. The [...]

Backchecking: UPDATE — Decisions Are Made By Those Who Show Up

Backchecking: UPDATE — Decisions Are Made By Those Who Show Up

UPDATE: Its 4:40pm and you might be just trying to leave the office to head home. DONT FORGET TO VOTE. I know its raining, and there has been hail the size of golf balls. I KNOW and I am aware it sucks. When Kyle Okposo gets knocked into the boards, he gets up, and get [...]

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

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

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BD’s NY ISLANDERS DRAFT TAKE: Part 1, Why The Isles Won’t Take A Dman At #5

BD’s NY ISLANDERS DRAFT TAKE: Part 1, Why The Isles Won’t Take A Dman At #5

Sorry for the delay folks. This piece should been up a week ago but had two friends die in about 5 days. So I’ve found it very hard to write. You should all be following along on my Twitter account BDGallof which is updated more often on the fly.   Dedicated to Mike & Pat: [...]