The 2012 NHL Trade Deadline

So we find ourselves at the craziest day in the NHL, well next to July when UFA’s are available to be signed. This year, I’m home – celebrating what will likely be an uneventful day for the New York Islanders.… Continue Reading


Two Games In: Some Quick Observations

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


Season Opener! Panthers at Islanders

In an off season that saw the Islanders very active in areas all across the spectrum, it’s finally behind us and we are ready to drop the puck. While the team may not have drawn in big name marquee free… Continue Reading


Okposo Signed to Five Year Deal

There is nothing like fantastic news after the first blazing hot day of the summer. It’s been a slow few weeks in Islanders country, although – not in terms of talks with Nassau County on that whole new Arena business.… Continue Reading


Kerry Fraser Recalls An “Off” Day and Al Arbour

It was 1983, the Islanders were on their way to their fourth consecutive Stanley Cup and the then young official Kerry Fraser called what he even admits was a bad game. He recalls the feeling like a young school boy… Continue Reading


The 2011 NHL Draft Drawing

Once again, it’s that very special time of year for the NHL – The Fall of the Balls. That’s not a crazy innuendo for something either, it’s just reality. This season though, it’s not just called the Draft Lottery, the… Continue Reading


Islanders Sign Shane Sims to ATO

With the Islanders final game today in Philadelphia, the team needed to find another player for defensive help on an emergency basis. Trying as hard as I could yesterday, I had joked with Islanders GM Garth Snow that I was… Continue Reading


Islanders Sign Jamie Doornbosch to ATO

Well, we knew something along these lines would have HAD to have played out, once we learned that Matt Campanale couldn’t play more than one game (a game in which he played just over 8 minutes and didn’t look completely… Continue Reading


The New York PHWA Saga

I think it would be irresponsible of me, as a blogger – not to chime in on this tough issue. I’d like to preface this post, with a simple explanation. In no way shape or form – am I a… Continue Reading


Rock Em Sock Em Against The Rangers

Once again, the Islanders showed that they should be a pretty good team next season in a spirited 6-2 win over their rival New York Rangers last night at Nassau Coliseum. Despite mounting injuries and a defensive group made up… Continue Reading


Isles-Rangers, Montoya Extended, Donovan Signed

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


Aaron Ness Signs Entry Deal With Islanders!

Reports were running rampant over the last several days about Islanders defensive draft prospect and Minnesota Golden Gopher Aaron Ness being close to signing his pro contract with the Islanders. His agent, in response to these reports – claimed the… Continue Reading