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NY Islander fan since 1976 when I saw Denis score against LA in the Forum while I was in the US Navy. Who would have thought we would have been able to draft El Nino AND Kirill the Krazy!!! Let's restart the Drive for Five!!! Currently living in NW BC AKA Luongoland. Damn you, Mad Mike!!!

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Oil Tank in High Gear


Their announcers and analysts were going on and on about the total lack of effort and commitment from all but a very few players. Check out their SOG for the game. If hockey karma is working, we will jump over them in the lottery.

MacArthur figured nights like that emerge if the players don’t think the referees are meting out...


MacArthur figured nights like that emerge if the players don’t think the referees are meting out proper justice or even if the players think the league doesn’t do enough in terms of supplemental justice. "They probably felt nothing was done after the (Max) Talbot hit on (Blake) Comeau," said MacArthur. "In hockey, you always talk about discipline coming from the league. If there’s no discipline on that, teams take it into their own hands. It’s good those guys stuck up for each other."

http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/nhl/article/937869--fighting-replaces-head-shots-as-the-nhl-s-talking-point#article Awesome quote from Clarke MacArthur. Maybe Garth should trade for him. Sounds like he has a good head on his shoulders. Check out Damien Cox on Twitter. Even more of an idiot than usual.

Down Goes Brown Does Hockey Cliches


See if you can pick out the DP reference.

High Praise from Habs Beat Writer


If only more "journalists" were as honest.

Sens trade Fisher to the Preds for 2011 first rounder and conditional 2012 pick


Chiarelli has said that he is open to moving the Toronto pick. Wonder if Sens would move Spezza for that? Also, there had been talk of them moving Phillips. They will certainly draft Couturier, assuming he is on the board, and moving Spezza could also enable them to get Landeskog or RNH as well as another quality forward in the late first.

There was even a discussion, however preliminary, about the possibility of Yashin playing more...


There was even a discussion, however preliminary, about the possibility of Yashin playing more games in an Islanders uniform. "About two years ago, we were talking to the Islanders," Yashin revealed. "The idea was about what it would take for me to join them late in the year and for the playoffs after my season in the KHL.The Islanders didn't make the playoffs and the idea didn't go any further. "Let's face it, that's a long shot. A lot of things would have to work out and there would be the contract and the waiver process like Nabby had to go through. It's very complicated and I don't know if we could have pulled it off. Still, it was flattering to hear from them."

http://nhl.fanhouse.com/2011/02/04/khl-all-star-alexei-yashin-on-evgeni-nabokov-islanders-and-his/?ncid=txtlnkusspor00000002 Would we want him back? He also apparently gave Snow a headsup on Nabby.

Pens Interested in PAP?


Just a writer speculating, but they could be interested. If they or anyone else came calling, I would tell them that nothing less than their first round pick would even be considered. Opinions?

My BR piece on the DiPietro "fight"


Looks at it from a historical perspective.

The Age Debate at USA Hockey Continues


Some feel waiting until 13 will increase injuries.

Freddy Meyer Collapses During Game: "Play was stopped with 2:46 remaining in the second period...


Freddy Meyer Collapses During Game: "Play was stopped with 2:46 remaining in the second period after Atlanta D Freddy Meyer collapsed at centre ice and said after the game he momentarily lost consciousness. Meyer skated off the ice and did not return."

TSN coverage; More links at Puck Daddy

Our Buddy Belson Now Has the Devils "streaking into contention"


You remember him. He's the guy who implied that Garth was responsible for not drafting Parise. Some interesting stuff about Devils' ownership issues.

Larsson a Lock for #1 Now?


The injury explains some of his sub par performances and also says something about his character. Double bonus!

Maxime Talbot on the Block?


If he is, should Garth make a play? What should he offer?

My BR Michael Grabner piece


Hope Botta reads this and it gives him indigestion!

Dr. King's Son Has A Dream of Co-owning the Mets: Is He A Hockey Fan?


I am thinking that this group of financial heavy hitters could actually make an Islander move to Queens MORE likely.


Senators for Sale: Daniel Alfredsson?

The Sens blog Silvers Sevens has started a feature entitled: Senators for Sale, no doubt inspired by recent statements by their owner to the effect that a fire sale may be in the works. Their...

Kirill Kabanov Profile


He is certainly personable and charming. His stats are unimportant. If he can keep his nose clean, develop into a great two way player, and bulk up a bit, he will vastly increase his value to the Islanders. The Wings did something similar with Federov.

NYS takes over Nassau County


Now if only they could do that with the Town of Hempstead....!


A Look at the Islanders and the Draft

One characteristic of this draft that has become almost a commonplace is that the top three (or four if you include Landeskog) prospects are so close in talent that a team can draft according to...

My BR Piece on Nabby and Garth Snow


Please comment and vote early and often!

CHL Prospects Game: Nugent-Hopkins Impresses, Couturier Does not


ESPN has speculated that the Isles would pick RNH with the #1 overall. That's doubtful. It is hard to see anybody but Larsson as the first choice for the Isles. If, however, Larsson is off the board when the Isles pick, RNH might be the way to go. He will likely be a year away from being NHL-ready--although Skinner and Burmistrov are examples of less physically developed skilled players who have made the jump and made it well--but he could become the ideal setup man for JT. That combo on the top line with Kyle to create a physical presence could start to produce in a manner comparable to the B-T-G line. TSN noted that RNH jumped right in when a Team Cherry goon went after Sven Baertschi. David Musil then went after the goon.

Larsson Interview for Swedish TV


Will have to get my Swedish friend to interpret, but it seems to be about his prospects to go as #1 overall in the draft. Sure hope we can fulfill his dream for him! Video does show him in Skelleftea as well as the rather modest vehicle AIK provided him with. This was obviously done after the WJCs.

Great Larsson TSN video


For the Islanders, assuming they are both on the board, it would seem to be a choice between Larsson and Landeskog. Getting both would be a dream come true. Larsson would be an absolutely perfect pairing partner for Streit and Landeskog would be a great linemate for JT. Maybe the best strategy would be to draft Larsson if available, hope NJ takes Couturier, and see if CDH can be leveraged into a top ten pick and then try to put together a package to convince Edmonton if they are #3 to trade down. They would probably be looking first and foremost at Larsson and Couturier and might be open to it.

TSN has Larsson #1


RNH is #2, Landeskog #3, and Couturier #4. Consensus, though, is that they are close enough for teams to draft according to need.

Now this was one fast natural hat trick!


JT's hat trick was very good...but 17 seconds?!!! WOW!!!

NHL / CHL Top Prospects Game Set for January 18 /19


Only CHL players...so Couturier, Landeskog, and Nugent-Hopkins....but no Larsson.

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