Times are changing… Like it or not

Yesterday a huge bombshell was dropped on Isles fans as we learned our favorite play by play announcer, Howie Rose, would be leaving. While all of us here at Isles Nation are upset, it signifies that the times in Islanders country, they are a changing and we have to get used to it, whether we like it or not. Over the last few seasons, we have said goodbye to our […]

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Thoughts Heading Into Game 4

I’m not going to lie here. I wanted to write the blog immediately after the game 3 meltdown but decided it would be better to not act on emotion. Then I went to do it yesterday and I couldn’t decide what angle to come at this from so I’m going to try to make this as down the middle as possible and keep this as to the point as I […]

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Islander Fans: Don’t Be Content Yet

Let’s be honest: you’re satisfied.  I know it.  Don’t deny it. It’s okay too.  I get it.  It was way too long to endure.  But they did it finally.  Well, *we* did it.  Because let’s be real: we’ve been suffering a hell of a lot longer than anyone on the team has been with the organization. So when John Tavares started his journey around the yawning net with nary a […]

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Ryan Pulock Injured: Out For Rest of Series, per Staple

Arthur Staple of Newsday has reported that rookie defenseman Ryan Pulock did not travel with the Islanders down to Florida today due to an undisclosed injury.  Staple reports Pulock will likely miss the remainder of the series. To sum up my thoughts: this sucks. Ryan Pulock left game 4 late in the third period and did not return from the dressing room as the Islanders meekly attempted to stage a comeback […]

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A Few Thoughts On The Coach’s Challenge

Now that the dust is beginning to settle after the Isles crazy come from behind OT win last night, I want to touch on this whole Coach’s challenge outrage that seems to be making its’ rounds on the interwebs. At 4:08 of the second period, Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad scored a goal that would have given Florida a commanding 3-0 lead in a pivotal game 3 matchup for both clubs. […]