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  • joined Apr 14, 2011
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Long Live the Jurcina Anomaly: Nabby, Jurcina In, Mottau Out

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Staple: Nabokov in net for #Isles tonight in Pittsburgh. Milan Jurcina making his season debut, Mike Mottau scratched.

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Roundup of Media Predictions for New York Islanders 2011-12

A quick round-up of media predictions for the New York Islanders 2011-12 season reveals many expecting improvement, but few playoffs.

Some interesting nuggets in the Staple chat transcript

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Including some inside scoop regarding the "Top 4 D" question and Martinek.

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The Wheels on the Bus, Belmont Edition: A tragicomedy in how many parts?

I thought it would take more time than this. We all knew that the someone would "raise questions" about the idea to build a new sports arena at Belmont, an idea which just makes too much sense to...

Nino: It's Not Islander Groin. It's "Charlie-horse."

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Also interesting: "I still don’t know if I am going to stay here or not," Niederreiter said. "It’s just not easy (sitting out). I would have liked to have another week to show that I am ready."

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Reader Poll: Grading Garth's Summer

I started this debate in the comments to this post so I thought I would get the pulse of the readers on the following question: Was Garth Snow's offseason a failure? The case for "Yes": The...

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And then there were 29...

According to Staple, Isles sent 17 players to BPT, including D prospects DeHaan, Donovan and Ness.  Others include: Backman, Cizikas, DiBenedetto, Marcinko, McNeely, Romano, Ullstrom, Wallace ,...

Botta: Connected by Facebook, Islanders Prospect Joins Fans for Night of Roller Hockey

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Fantastic story regarding Kirill Kabanov. A genuine gesture by Kirill rather than some formalized Isles PR community outreach event (not that there is anything wrong with formal community outreach events). Great commentary from Joe Yerdon here.

***CONTEST*** Count the errors in ESPN's Islanders season preview

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How many factual errors can you identify? I found four. Can you find more??

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Is Bailey a Lock to Make the Roster?

I ask because of this story on the Islanders' website. Key quote: Four players who played in last night’s exhibition against Boston will also be in tonight’s lineup against the Devils. Josh Bailey,...

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Isles Being "Cautious" With AMac: Should We Panic Yet?

I understand that AMac's rehab is supposed to last until the and of the month.  Nonetheless, this article in Newsday is a reminder of how precarious the Isles' situation on defense really is.  Any...

Some First Cuts: Kichton, Pedan, Bidlevskii, Persson

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Loose Ends: Captaincy, 3rd Jersey, Goal Song?

With hockey right around the corner, where do we stand on miscellany like: 1.  Captaincy 2. Third jersey 3. Goal song Please advise. The blog interface says I need to reach the 75 word limit, which...

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3 Reasons Why Expecting the Isles to Make the Playoffs Is Not Crazy At All

Are the New York Islanders playoff aspirations a pipe dream? Actually, no.

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The Mangano Kinda, Sorta RFP (and My Plan Z)

Last week I was telling myself that I would be done blogging if No won. Well No won and I'm blogging again. While most of the attention regarding a new home for the Islanders has been focused on...

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Some Historical Perspective on Sports Facility Referenda (and Plan Z??)

  In the last hours before the polls open, I thought I would try to bring some historical perspective to bear on sports facility referenda in the U.S. and perhaps speculate as to a way forward if...

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How to Argue with an Arena Skeptic: Now with ROBOTS!

Addressing the arguments against the referendum to finance a new Nassau Coliseum arena for Nassau County and the New York Islanders.

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Why the Arena Deal Is Like Your Fixed Rate Mortgage (And Why This Matters)

It’s getting difficult to keep up with the blizzard of data being generated in connection with the proposed arena plan. By my count, there are a total seven reports on the arena plan and I am ...

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The Question Anti-Arena Nassau Democrats Should be Made to Answer

via 4.bp.blogspot.com Above is a table that appeared in a 2006 report commissioned by Democrat Tom Suozzi when he was County Executive regarding redevelopment proposals of the Hub. The chart...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

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@dchesnokov Dmitry Chesnokov Yashin's agent Mark Gandler to SovSport: "At this time we are negotiating with the #Islanders...and are seriously considering their offer."

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Questions Emerge Regarding Coliseum Deal: Rainbows, Sunshine and Cupcakes Not Guaranteed

I really hate to bitch about media coverage of the arena issue. I really do. It's generally not very constructive and not good for the heart. But yes, I am going to bitch about media coverage...

Legislative Budget Office Estimates Arena Plan Tax Hit at Only $13.80/year

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Legislative budget office report gives a nice overview of the new arena lease and economic report and endorses key elements of the Mangano's analysis in coming to its conclusion. Hopefully, this earn the plan some good coverage in tomorrow's Newsday.

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Nifer vs. the Areener: Something Doesn’t Add Up [UPDATED]

  So NIFA, while not taking a formal position on the arena plan, has nonetheless expressed (informal?) criticism against it.  I guess this isn't surprising, although at one point there was some...

No NIFA to the Heart of the Arena Plan (at least not today) [UPDATED]

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UPDATE: See NIFA fact sheet summary at IPB. According to Corey Witt, IPB's eyes at today's NIFA Director's meeting, NIFA seem prepared to consider the arena plan with an open mind. Given the low expectations, I guess this is a positive. As per Witt: NIFA Chairman does not take official position on Hub development/arena position. Will provide fact sheet at end of meeting. Board member Ronald Steinman says the referendum amounts to a vote on a property tax increase of 3.5/4%. If passed, NIFA will take closer look to see if the project is appropriate from a financial point of view.

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How to Argue with an Arena Skeptic Part 3 – Wang Is Paying Most (and May Pay All) of the Arena Costs

The number 1 argument of arena skeptics I find online is “Wang should pay for the arena himself.”  Or more accurately “WANG SHOULD PAY FOR THE ARENA HIMSELF!!@!!” We all know the sorry history here...

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How to Argue with an Arena Skeptic Part 2 – The $17 Shuttered Coliseum Tax

One of the main argument arena supporters make is that a “No” vote means that the Islanders will leave the County and the Coliseum will be closed, which will result in a tax increase as a due to...

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How to Argue with an Arena Skeptic Part 1 – The $58 Coliseum Tax Myth

There have been countless times over the past several weeks where I have found myself shaking my computer screen or mobile device in frustration (note that shaking a mobile device is somehow far...

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Arena plan hope?

Over the past week or so, there has been an accumulation of events and random thoughts popping into my head which, for the first time, sketches out a path forward for the Mangano's plan for a new...

Arena Deal Breakthrough?

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Per BDGallof: "*** BREAKING **** - According to Democratic source, they have heard that Democrats will no longer oppose the Mangano Coliseum Referendum...Per source: 'doesn't mean they are cool with it, but no longer will actively oppose it'...Does not solve NIFA Issue

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