The Islanders have played with increasing improvement over the last two games, but are continuing to struggle when it comes to closing out games. I can go into this one of two ways, focus on the negative and talk about… Continue Reading
Jon, May I call you Jon? Ok, great. You may not know me, and that’s fine. Truth be told – maybe a lot of people don’t. That’s fine too. I used to be a pretty influential blogger around these parts.… Continue Reading
I have been through some pretty atrocious hockey before. At 36, I have lived through some really, really, REALLY deplorable (I have to use that word right now because why not – everyone is, right?) hockey with the New York… Continue Reading
What could’ve been the Islanders second loss of the season, fortunately managed to become their second win. It may not have been the prettiest of wins, but it was a big one. All this despite the Predators coming to town… Continue Reading
How about these Islanders? I made it to the game on Tuesday night, the first time this season. Not that I haven’t wanted to go earlier, I have been crazy busy during this shortened season. From the second we pulled… Continue Reading
A central theme that has developed after the Islanders 29 games thus far: third period goals allowed. It’s not the only one mind you, but it ties in to others; blown leads, poor confidence, sustained pressure and momentum, defense. The… Continue Reading
This is a post that I wanted to get out earlier today, but work had me running around like a chicken without a head. It never fails, Friday rolls around and customers tend to freak out about the thought of not having heat before a weekend – especially one where the weather outlook is not good. Did I mention they close within an hour of the days end?
In any case – the Islanders were victorious North of the Border in Montreal last night, but it was a tale of three teams. I’m almost certain that you read the title and said – “Eh? THREE teams Mike?”.
Yes, three. Continue Reading
So we’re just just past the quarter pole of the season and we’ve seen such inconsistency that it’s maddening. Oh to be a fly on the wall of the locker room. We’ve seen this team come out flying and score… Continue Reading
The Islanders have completed their first two games of the season, suffering from a 2-0 loss to the Florida Panthers on Saturday and hanging on for a 2-1 win this afternoon against the Minnesota Wild. While it’s entirely too early… Continue Reading
Hockey is back! It may not be as organized or as polished as we, as fans would like – but it was great to watch and listen to the game last night. The Islanders put forth a solid effort last… Continue Reading
So, I’m not sure if you know this – but hockey was back today at Nassau Coliseum. It wasn’t quite what the Orange vs Blue scrimmage was earlier this summer – I think the Islanders learned what worked and what… Continue Reading
I don’t know if everyone else saw the game last night, but it was – how do you say, more of the same. Or was it? If you wish to read my ridiculously bleak and furious tone during the game,… Continue Reading