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Dominik

  • joined Sep 25, 2008
  • last login Jul 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

Hockey! Triple Game 7 [open thread]

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Hockey hockey hockey hockey. Gimme ALL the overtimes, please.

[Bits] Reinhart's value; GM shuffle; Games 7, baby

273

There is some kind of echo chamber in Edmonton where the press sees a lot of Griffin Reinhart with the Oil Kings and not a lot of good defensemen with the Oilers and yada yada yada the Oilers...

Leduc Signs ELC; Pokka Next?

248

The New York Islanders have announced agreement with 6'6 defenseman Loic Leduc, their 2012 fourth-round (103rd overall) draft pick out of the QMJHL, on a three-year entry level contract (ELC).

[Bits] Habs on Vanek; Reinhart on healthy playoffs

164

Montreal Canadiens forwards discuss adjusting to playing with Thomas Vanek on their top line.

[Bits + Playoff Thread] Jesse-vu, Caps firings

161

The New York Islanders review their favorite moments of the season, Oilers fans review why they have Jesse Joensuu, and the Capitals' review determines George McPhee and Adam Oates should be fired.

Revisiting Isles vs. Pens 2013: That one issue

79

The Columbus Blue Jackets have pushed the Pittsburgh Penguins to a best-of-three situation, which shouldn't be a surprise. It's also reminiscent of where the New York Islanders were in 2013, albeit...

Buy Us: Revenue sharing softens Isles losses

52

The two-front effort to drum up buyers and increase the price for the New York Islanders appears to be growing.

[Bits] Nelson love; Stockton sweep; Bettman talk

172

Starting you off this morning: Sale-schmail, TV for the Isles pups at the IIHF WC, and at least one Isles team is in the playoffs and doing well.

Bettman: Lots of people want the Isles, but...

49

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman re-iterated that owner Charles Wang has received "lots of interest" for his Brooklyn-bound club, "but he hasn't made a firm decision to sell."

Thursday Playoff Thread

28

We watch hockey, because we paid Dolan. {-Wrangler}

[Wednesday Playoff Thread]

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We watch hockey, because we can.

Isles Sale Rumors: Rich guy mulls, prefers not to

59

The latest story in an entertaining saga has a mysterious Syracuse billionaire mulling, then deciding against, an opportunity to pursue the New York Islanders

[Bits] Bridgeport season in review

73

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers held their debriefings and breakups this week, with a lot of New York Islanders prospects determined to get stronger and adapt to the speed of the pros.

The case for Braden Holtby...and his old coach?

75

What really happened to Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby this year? And would the New York Islanders truly have interest in rescuing him?

[Bits] Bridgeport finale; Easter hockey thread

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

Isles Sale: Rich guy might decide to bid soon

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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]

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

Poll: Bruins vs Wings [Friday playoff thread]

12

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

22

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

51

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

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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]

34

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

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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...

Playoff Poll, Preview: Blues vs. Blackhawks

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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...

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

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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

23

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

PLAYOFFS!!! [Wednesday Night Watch Thread]

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

Playoff Pick 'em: Ducks vs. Stars

10

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

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

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

The AMac Pump-and-Dump is Complete

47

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

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