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Is This What Optimism Feels Like?

For the first time in decades the Islanders are truly a relevant NHL franchise.  The dramatic culture change is the largest this organization has seen since the hiring of Mike Milbury.  These positive changes have created the most optimism we have seen the nineties.  Yes, there were a few glimmers of hope along ...

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Looking Logically At A Illogical Situation

In the desperate search for answers, the latest rumor is that former Islander Tom Fitzgerald will be taking over as Islanders General Manger for the next season.  This is expected to happen after the Devils are eliminated from the playoffs. While many see this as progress, I’m confused by this thought ...

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The Court Keeps Its Jester

Whether you agree (somebody does) or disagree with the decision to keep Garth Snow as the General Manager of the Islanders, this organization proved once again they can’t get anything right.  They continue to be the laughing stock of the league.  The national media and fans continue to view this ...

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12 Years of Incompetence

The most talked about human being on any train heading to Brooklyn, website with the word “Isles” in it, and any fan wearing Blue and Orange for the past 3 years is the infamous Garth Snow. An entire trend on Twitter with the hashtag “SnowMustGo”, chants from passionate fans during ...

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Why Doesn’t Anyone Talk

Silence is the only sound that comes out of the Islander organization.  While 30 other franchises handle their media obligation the Islanders treat them like an invading force.  Even with the Isles collapsing over the previous few weeks, the front office has maintained radio silence.  Yes, Doug Weight “talks” (or ...

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A Plea to the Fanbase

After a demoralizing 7-2 beat-down at the hands of the rival Washington Capitals on home ice last night, Islander fans were lucky enough to wake up to multiple reports stating that the team would attempt a sign-and-trade deal should John Tavares leave the franchise after the season. The reports are ...

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I Can’t Even Anymore

  I don’t even know what to say any more about the Islanders.  My original plan was to write about possible general managers for the Isles next season but what’s the point.  Most people feel like Garth Snow will be back and this team will continue to be business as ...

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Snow Was Right (Today)

Contrary to popular opinion, Garth Snow handled the deadline appropriately.  Do not misunderstand, this does not mean he gets a passing grade for the season. Just making the playoffs would not be enough to change the opinion of this team.  The fate of this team was sealed weeks ago.  A mere three weeks ...

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Pyeongchang: A Missed Opportunity

Friday was the Opening of the Olympic Games in Korea, and a sobering reality that the NHL will not be participating in this year’s games. The US Olympic roster instead, will be headlined by former NHLers who could not make any NHL team, including defenseman not good enough to play ...

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The Race To Mediocrity

There is little debate about the makeup of the Eastern Conference playoffs.  The Metro division will have five teams, while the Atlantic will have only three.  The debate is, which five Metro teams will be playing games into April.  Currently all eight teams sit within ten points of each other ...

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