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Dominik

  • joined Sep 25, 2008
  • last login Apr 21, 2014
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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.

A Fan Of...

  • NHL New York Islanders
  • Golf Foghorn Leghorn
  • 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
  • Figure Skating Slipstream
  • Wrestling $, 0, 36
  • Serie A Inter
  • La Liga Atlético
User Blog

[Bits] Bridgeport finale; Easter hockey thread

A few Islanders reads, plus an open thread for Sunday's playoff hockey.

Isles Sale: Rich guy might decide to bid soon

Syracuse Crunch owner Howard Dolgon believes an unidentified investor is likely to move forward with a solo bid to buy the New York Islanders.

Saturday Playoff Thread [+ Avs vs. Wild poll]

A look at the Wild-Avalanche series with a full slate of playoff games Saturday.

Poll: Bruins vs Wings [Friday playoff thread]

The Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings are the last series to begin in the first round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.

McDonald to Join Nelson, Donovan with Team USA

Colin McDonald is the 14th NCAA product to be named to USA Hockey's 2014 entry to the IIHF World Championship in Belarus.

Report: Multiple buyers interested in Isles

According to the Sports Business Journal's Chris Botta, Andrew Barroway is "no longer alone in his pursuit of the New York Islanders."

[Bits] Bridgeport finale; sad Frans; playoff notes

The New York Islanders' youngest pros prepare for the AHL season's final weekend with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Sharks vs Kings Poll [+ Thursday Playoff Thread]

This should be a fantastic series and emotional rematch of last year's fantastic seven-game series. The Sharks are getting Tomas Hertl back, but the offense-challenged Kings have added Marian Gaborik.

Summer Fodder: On Donovan and Gardiner

Jake Gardiner has been a higher offensive producer than Matt Donovan in the NCAA, AHL and the NHL, but both are 23-year-old offensive-oriented defensemen who experienced a similar phenomenon for young players

Playoff Poll, Preview: Blues vs. Blackhawks

Ken Hitchcock and Joel Quenneville are among the winningest active NHL coaches. They've met in the playoffs before. Each time the result reflected not so much their coaching as the quality of their rosters.

[Bits] Tavares on Nelson, lines, coaches; playoffs

From cleanout and media scrums after the New York Islanders season, John Tavares had plenty to say on Brock Nelson and what's next for the team.

Playoff Poll: Smurfs vs. Fl-whatevers

We poll your opinion on the Rangers vs. Flyers playoff series, because we have to.

PLAYOFFS!!! [Wednesday Night Watch Thread]

I like hockey, yes I do / I like hockey, so do you

Playoff Pick 'em: Ducks vs. Stars

The Stars left the Pacific, but the Pacific keeps pulling them back.

[Bits] Lottery luckless; AMac paid; Brock to USA

The lottery is over, but the NHL playoffs are just beginning.

The AMac Pump-and-Dump is Complete

Andrew MacDonald has attributes of an NHL defenseman, but not one worth what the Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to give him.

NHL Draft Lottery [open thread]

The 2014 NHL Draft Lottery is tonight, televised live at 8 p.m. EDT followed by awkward interviews with top draft-eligible prospects.

World Championship: Nelson, Donovan chosen for USA

USA Hockey has named its first slate of players for this spring's IIHF World Championship in Belarus, and it includes Brock Nelson and Matt Donovan of the New York Islanders.

Playoff Poll: Penguins vs. Blue Jackets

The Pittsburgh Penguins aren't quite the strong favorites they're accustomed to being.

[Bits] Lottery day; JT happy; Lubo too; Pulock 1st

So much to read as the New York Islanders break camp and prepare for the NHL Draft lottery.

Playoff Poll: Lightning vs. Canadiens

Who wins the first round series between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens?

Playoff Odds, LHH Coverage Plans

A look at the early NHL playoff odds, as well as an outline of how to follow along here at Lighthouse Hockey.

Donovan, Pulock, Mayfield, others to Bridgeport

With the end of a playoff-less regular season for the New York Islanders, the reassignments have begun to fill out their AHL affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers roster.

Isles 4*, Sabres 3 (*SO): Lee's pair, fights, 26th

The Isles and Sabres met to close out the season, and it was everything you thought it would be.

Isles vs. Sabres: MASH Preview + [Game 82 Thread]

Decimated by injuries and discouraged by awful seasons, the New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres play their season finale because they have to.

Isles vs. Sabres: 5 Rebuild Questions with DBTB

We swapped questions with Andy Boron of Die By The Blade, SB Nation's Sabres site, to check the temperature of the inferno in Buffalo.

[Final Gameday Bits] Pulock to Bridgeport

As the New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres finish up their season, more Isles prospects hit Bridgeport.

FIG Picks: Season Finale @ Sabres

This is the end. See the last First Islanders Goal post for the latest standings. The title has already been decided, but you can still pad your totals as you look for that big summer FIG contract.

$370M Valuation: It's complicated.

New York Islanders sale talks reportedly continue with one bidder, though there are several hurdles and it continues to look like no deal for all or even part of the team is imminent.

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