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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 [...]

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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 [...]

NY ISLANDERS vs PITTSBURGH PENGUINS ROUNDTABLE PREVIEW

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 [...]

Fading into Absurdity

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

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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 [...]