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A (mostly) unapologetic bigamist fan of two NHL teams, which fortunately never have anything to do with each other -- thus preventing really awkward moments at family functions.

It's complicated. And painful.

Dad - a Blues '67 fan - said: "Hey, we sent Bowman away. We sent Arbour away. Follow this team if you must, but keep an eye on Arbour's Islanders."

Confused but knowing not to cross my father, I did both. Addiction set in early. I've rooted for every Sutter except Darryl. The Milbury years nearly ended me. But they also gave me some perspective on how to truly enjoy this sport, one knifing at a time.

I'm still delicately rebuilding the Blues half of my soul after Bill Laurie dropped one last pile of Paige (Sports!) on it. These things take time.

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  • NHL New York Islanders
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  • Soccer Arsenal, mostly, but my football cup runneth over.
  • NASCAR The guy who turns right
  • Boxing Steve Webb
  • General Yep, St. Louis Blues, too
  • Tennis Federerererer
  • MMA The guy with the blood
  • Cycling Dope
  • Fantasy Darkness Before Dawn
  • Winter Olympics Money Is Not Our God
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  • Wrestling $, 0, 36
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User Blog

[Bits] BST schedule, expendables and finance


These are New York Islanders and general hockey topics people read when not detained by work and such.

Wang Wants Suit Moved to Nassau


Newsday reports that New York Islanders owner Charles Wang is seeking to get Andrew Barroway's lawsuit over the sale of the team moved from Manhattan to Nassau County. Meanwhile, someone else wants...

[Bits] Bailey v. CMac; Ho-Sang; MSG shuffle


It's late August, but there is an absurd amount of New York Islanders-related reading to tickle your fancy. Get to it.


Challenge Accepted, Rivals Metaphorically Doused.

I accepted the challenge from LHH chief satirist Dan and chief analytics man garik16.

An 'Abstract' 2014-15 Isles Preview


A peek at what Hockey Abstract predicts for the New York Islanders, and a meditation on the mortality of Frans Nielsen.

[Bits] All your tanks are belong to luck


Vote for the top New York Islanders of all time, and enjoy some positive press.

Poll: Selecting the 15th-Best Islander in History


The New York Islanders tipped their hand on who they see as the top 15 players in team history. Which of the rest of the top 25 should make the cut?

Sportsnet's Gotta Sportsnet


Sportsnet knows business despite not.

Ready for Hockey? Howie Rose will pump you up now.


New York Islanders announcer Howie Rose's interview with Pete McCarthy on the Sports Zone at WOR 710 is long, wide-ranging, and a must-listen.

Isles New Owners: Who are these guys?


Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin are college friends, successful business owner/investors, and soon-to-be sports owners who will take control of the New York Islanders from Charles Wang.

Trainer: Tavares, Okposo poised to destroy NHL


Of course the trainer will praise his clients, but it's still heartening for New York Islanders fans to hear Darryl Belfry say John Tavares and Kyle Okposo are poised to hit another level.

Isles Sale Price? More than this, less than that


The NHL would like you to believe the New York Islanders are going for a premium. Investment bankers would like you to believe nobody in their right mind would pay that much for that.

Nystrom on Isles Sale: Wait and see. And stay.


After news of a sale, New York Islanders legend Bobby Nystrom still hopes the Isles don't stay in Brooklyn.

Wang to Sell Major Stake to Ledecky, Scott Malkin


Charles Wang will sell majority control of the New York Islanders as part of a multi-year process, pending NHL board of governors approval.

[Bits] Ho-Sang goes off, Scrivens approves


A look at the day's New York Islanders and NHL reads, from Joshua Ho-Sang to which team will end in the basement.

Ho-Sang Unloads on Hockey Canada Snubs


Throughout 2014, New York Islanders prospect Joshua Ho-Sang (1st round, 28th overall) has been asked: "Why haven't you received an invitation back to Hockey Canada camp?" He's grown tired of the...

[Bits] Could Tavares win the Art Ross?


The day in New York Islanders debates...and in Ice Bucket Challenges by NHL suits.

Josh Ho-sang is growing up before our eyes.


Just as he gets drafted to a land of wondrous pizza, the Islanders draft pick goes through that young rite of passage: Realizing that in life there is pizza, and then there's everything else.

Isles Center Depth the Key to a Happy Summer


Something Barry Trotz said rings true for the New York Islanders: "What you're seeing in the National Hockey League now is the more people who can play center the better."

[Bits] Trottier on the double-bird, Nolan, Arbour


Bryan Trottier discusses some old tales, including the infamous middle-finger photo, Al Arbour, his history with Ted Nolan, and why he loves working with young players.

Views: Okposo's rebirth, Top 10 Isles prospects


In The Hockey News (which picks the New York Islanders 6th in the Metro), Kyle Okposo discusses how he turned his game around. Meanwhile, the Isles have seven players listed on ESPN's Top 100 NHL...

Light Reading: Your Barroway-Wang legal documents


If Law Suitin' is your name and close readin' is your game, then you may enjoy the opportunity to peruse the entirety of the legal filings by Andrew Barroway's group (NY ICE LLC) in his lawsuit...

Isles Sale Talks: Barroway sues Wang, of course


Rejected New York Islanders bidder Andrew Barroway has sued Charles Wang, claiming the Islanders owner reneged on a deal after seeing the L.A. Clippers fetch a mammoth sale price.

On Ones Who Walk Away: Kichton, Spurgeon, ahems...


A check-in on the New York Islanders draft picks since 2008 who the franchise elected not to sign.

RFA Offer Sheets: It's not about the 'old boys'


It's in the name: Restricted free agency is "restricted." But that doesn't mean it's colluding GMs in the NHL's "old boys netowrk" that keeps players from changing teams.

[Bits] High expectations, with depth to spare


For the New York Islanders, expectations have returned, and the captain is itching to get started.

John Tavares understands goaltending.


John Tavares and teammates, as well as coach Jack Capuano, always praised Evgeni Nabokov. But reading between the lines, they understood the Islanders' need to upgrade.

Persson on Ovechkin, Isles fans, angry Sutters


John Persson discussed a range of topics with hockeysverige, so we capture a few of the best nuggets on Anders Nilsson, the Sutter family, and Islanders fans.

Isles Sale: Wang-Barroway Talks Cease


After a spring of "in talks, but it's far from done" reports, it now appears talks have ceased between New York Islanders owner Charles Wang and Andrew Barroway to sell part or all of the NHL team.

[Bits] You are disappoint.


Fresh previews of the Islanders, and a fresh look back at their disappointments.

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