It’s been a slow few weeks here at Islesblogger, but not because there hasn’t been anything going on in Islanders Country lately. No, instead – this blogger was in Sunny South Florida, escaping the crazy fall weather here in NY… Continue Reading
The life of a blue collar worker usually involves going about his or her business quietly, without much notice or recognition. They do the dirty work to get things done, often rolling up their sleeves and digging right in. The… Continue Reading
You can’t fault these Islanders, I mean well – you can but let’s just call it growing pains. The Islanders held off the always dangerous Washington Capitals 1-0 for almost the entire 60 minutes last night. It only took two… Continue Reading
I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t get excited about the NHL Trade Deadline. I understand and respect the logistics of the day, the same can be said for the necessity of wheeling and dealing for some, as… Continue Reading
Missed it by that much. That was the common theme yesterday in the Islanders 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals at Nassau Coliseum. The Islanders came out and overpowered the talented, yet struggling Capitals team who lost 6-0 to the… Continue Reading
In a span of four days, the weather has gone from just below 70 degrees back to the mid 20’s and then 5 inches of snow. February is one of those months that just drives me crazy here in New… Continue Reading
The last week and a half has been rough for Islanders fans. We went from a high profile waiver claim holding out and being suspended, to fans around the league blasting the organization for the claim, to a few losses… Continue Reading
When the Islanders play the Capitals at home, it’s always one of my favorite games to attend. Consider me a closet Ovie fan – I have yet to break down and get a red number eight sweater, but I will… Continue Reading
With training camp all but over, it’s time to trim the fat – an inevitable part of camp that many players likely do not look forward to. In my mind, (well my imagination anyway) – I picture Manny Legace or… Continue Reading
Well, when it rains it really pours – or so they say anyway. The Islanders announced some more unsettling news today regarding Kyle Okposo, and it’s not good. It seems Okposo will miss an unknown amount of time with a… Continue Reading
The Islanders have just announced that they have invited five players to the remainder of training camp on a try-out basis.
Dean McAmmond, Manny Legace, Anders Eriksson, Krys Kolanos and Joel Martin have all accepted invitations to Training Camp on Professional Tryouts (PTO’s).
I’m not really sure I understand why the Islanders would bring in another goaltender, but he is a veteran and can help….where as I said I am not sure. McAmmond I like for this team and I felt he could’ve contributed more here back when he was traded over from Ottawa. If I recall correctly he played pretty well for New Jersey last season.
I wonder if the timing of this is coincidental of Streit’s injury or if in fact these are the players who responded to the Islanders open call for veteran tryouts earlier this free agent period….
According to Katie Strang’s Twitter feed, all-star defenseman Mark Streit will be out approximately six months with a torn rotator cuff and torn labrum suffered as a result of a hit during yesterdays intrasquad scrimmage at Nassau Coliseum. This is… Continue Reading