It’s no secret. I’ve not given Islesblogger the love and attention that it deserves, especially after giving me 11 years of a venue to write great stuff and create amazing memories thanks to the NHL and New York Islanders. I’ve… Continue Reading
I haven’t had time to write much the last few days, but this is far more important then shutouts, or the shortcomings of the team. At some point today, some (perhaps one….) mean spirited person on Twitter decided to lash… Continue Reading
The 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs have progressed nicely in Brooklyn, and I can say that I am fortunate enough to have attended Games 3 and 4. Today, I will be attending Game 6 as well. While the transition to Brooklyn… Continue Reading
When you’ve been a fan of a team for what amounts to a lifetime of ups and downs, there’s always a lot of optimism following a strong season. One playoff win away from advancing in the playoffs, a strong and… Continue Reading
It’s one thing to watch idly as fans when a team begins to falter after months on top, it’s something completely different as a player in the room – I’m sure…. There’s a large contingent of fans who never get… 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
Well hello there Isles fans, it’s been quite sometime since I updated my little blog here. I feel like I have said this before, but life changes – it could be a subtle change or a big one that cause… Continue Reading
Three games in six days agains the same opponent – it has a playoff feel doesn’t it? The Islanders are in New Jersey tonight to take on the Devils for round two of their three game stint. The Islanders are… Continue Reading
There’s been lots of contract extension talk regarding some of the pending UFA’s on the Islanders the last few weeks. Most notably, Frans Nielsen and PA Parenteau. You can take the Great Dane off your list, as Garth Snow has… Continue Reading