Mark D

  • joined Mar 21, 2009
  • last login Jul 27, 2014
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Long suffering Isles-Jets-Mets fan.

I started watching the Isles in 93, Al Arbour's last hurrah.

I started watching the Jets during Ken O'Briens last season and the start of the Browning Nagle - Rich Kotite era.

I watched the Mets from when I was young all through the 90s. Finally saw them get good enough to make the World Series only for Philips to destroy the team.

Formerly known as WebBard which is/was short for Bard Of The Web. I've been using it since I was a wee little one on the internet. Ahh, Good Old Prodigy Internet how I miss you. Also if you do twitter you can follow me @webbard I'll admit, it's random and illogical.

I've actually been promoted, I now contribute at Lighthouse Hockey the Islanders blog. If your looking for stories which use a lot of the simpler stats (I'm lost when it comes to Corsi) then feel free to swing by and check my stories. Even if you don't like hockey swing by and read Lighthouse Hockey cause it's great.

I also work on The Bard's Blog which tends to be a catch-all for my opinions on everything from Hockey to Politics. Its also the home of 3 or 4 infamous "Milbury Sucks" blogs which are my pride and joy.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB New York Mets
  • NBA New York Knicks
  • NFL New York Jets
  • NCAAF Rutgers Scarlet Knights
  • NCAAB St. John's Red Storm
  • NHL New York Islanders
User Blog

The Lost Milbury Files: Darius Kasparaitis


The tale of Darius Kasparaitis, a fan favorite draftee of Bill Torrey and another beloved New York Islander sent packing by Mike Milbury.

Islanders Hockey What If? Bowtie Bill Torrey Sticks Around


Bill Torrey still plays a role with the Florida Panthers today. What if the "Gang of Four" owners never sent him packing from the New York Islanders?


Breaking Down the Cloutier - Salo Fight

Revisiting the lopsided Tommy Salo vs. Dan Cloutier fight from the dregs of the New York Islanders-New York Rangers rivalry.

The Lost Milbury Files: Tommy Salo


Looking back at Tommy Salo, possibly the best New York Islanders goalie of the 1990s and another example of Mike Milbury asset mismanagement.

2011-12 Rearview: Concentrating on Konopka Misses the Bigger Issues


New York Islanders fans focused their wrath on the departure of the popular Zenon Konopka, but fretting over the fourth-line center avoids more significant roster issues.

Bridgeport/Islanders Prospect Roundup, April 15th


Looking at the week that was for the Islanders youth as Bridgeport locks up a division title and a playoff appearance.

The LHH NHL Playoff Prediction Pool


Make your picks for each round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.

Injuries Stranding Calvin de Haan at Bridgeport?


The New York Islanders moved up twice in the 2009 draft to select defenseman Calvin de Haan, but so far his injuries are helping other prospects pass him on the depth chart.

Bridgeport/Islanders Prospect Roundup, April 1st


Looking at how the Islanders AHL team in Bridgeport is doing, along with the rest of their prospects

Movie Review: Goon - Does it have The Gritz?


A review of the hockey movie "Goon," which doesn't meet the "Slap Shot" standard but comes much closer than most hockey movies.

The Lost Milbury Files: Mike Rupp


The Lost Milbury Files: Mike Rupp. Examining the career of an Islander 1st rounder who never signed with the team.

Bridgeport/Islanders Prospect Roundup, March 25th


Looking at how the youngsters at Bridgeport and the rest of the Islanders prospects did this week.

Bridgeport/Islanders Prospect Roundup, March 4th


Updates from around the hockey world with prospects and future New York Islanders and Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

As 2015 Looms, Charles Wang's Legacy Hangs in the Balance


With 2015's expiration of the Nassau County lease and an uncertain future, New York Islanders Charles Wang's legacy hangs in the balance.

Bridgeport/Islanders Prospect Roundup, Feb. 13


Looking at how the Islanders at Bridgeport in the AHL and prospects from around the world are doing.

Islanders 4, Hurricanes 3 (recap) Deja Vu, Too!


The Isles win a close game with the Canes, getting back to .500 again and raising hopes for a miracle run at the playoffs.

Puck Daddy chats with John Tavares


A good (normal Isles cliche free) read from Puck Daddy.

Bridgeport/Islanders Prospect Roundup, Feb. 13: Ty Wishart Recalled


How are things going for the Islanders prospects and their AHL affiliate the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. We take a look at the week that was for them.

Bridgeport/Islanders Prospect Roundup, Feb. 5th


Looking at how the Islanders AHL affiliate Bridgeport did this week, along with the rest of the Islanders prospects.

Sabres 4*, Islanders 3 (*SO): Frans is not enough


The Islanders lost a very winnable game, allowing the Sabres to come back from a 3-1 deficit and losing in the shootout.

Bridgeport/Islanders Prospect Roundup, Jan. 29th


Looking at how the Islanders AHL Affiliate Bridgport Sound Tigers did, and the rest of the Isles prospects.

Bridgeport/Islanders Prospect Roundup, Jan. 22


Taking a look at the Islanders AHL affiliate and the rest of the Islanders prospects in juniors and the NCAA

The Lost Milbury Files: Bryan Berard


Digging through Mike Milbury's lesser-known but still awful moves, the Bryan Berard trade to the Toronto Maple Leafs stands out.

Bridgeport/Islanders Prospect Roundup, Jan. 15th


We look at how the Islanders AHL affiliate Bridgeport is doing, along with the rest of the Islanders prospects

The Lost Milbury Files: J.P. Dumont


New York Islanders fans have a lot to blame Mike Milbury for -- but it's not just the big headline trades that were his un-doing.

Bridgeport/Islanders Prospect Roundup, Jan. 8th


Looking at how the Islanders prospects did around the world, at college and in the WJC. Also looking at the week that was for Bridgeport.

How Rick DiPietro Retirement Rumors Roll


Rumors, hopes and the Islanders accumulation of goalie suggest this season may be Rick DiPietro's last stand, with retirement a possibility.

Dreaming of an Islanders Winter Classic


Taking a long look at what a New York based, Yankee Stadium hosted Winter Classic could look like.

Bridgeport/Islanders Prospect Roundup, Jan. 1st


Looking at the week that was for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and the rest of the Islanders prospects

Where It All Began: How I Became an Islanders Fan, Part 3

How one of our writers became a fan of the Islanders for the first time following the 92/93 Islanders run.

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