Mark D

  • joined Mar 21, 2009
  • last login Jul 24, 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
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Mark Streit and Dylan Reese: Important for different reasons


Mark Streit is underperforming in his first season after major shoulder surgery. Dylan Reese is exceeding expectations but stuck in Bridgeport as the seventh defenseman. Both may be key to how...

Bridgeport/Islanders Prospect Roundup, Dec 18th


From Bridgeport Connecticut to Norway, we catch up in the week that was for Islanders prospects


Winning Tuesday Night Trivia

For those who follow the Islanders on Twitter and Facebook, they do Tuesday Night Trivia during the offseason and when the team doesn't have a game. I had been late answering a few times with the...

Bridgeport/Islanders Prospect Roundup, Dec 11th


Looking at the week that was for the Islanders AHL affiliate and the rest of the Islanders prospects around the world.

Where It All Began: How I Became an Islanders Fan, Part 2


In this installment we check in with the master of FIGs and power tablature, ICanSeeForIslesAndIsles, who has graciously written up his story. For the second week in a row it's another reformed...

Bridgeport/Islanders Prospect Roundup, Dec 4th


Taking a look at the week that was for Islanders prospects around the world and in Juniors


Yablonski's KHL Suspension and the AHL

Jeremy Yablonski took his act to Russia's KHL, but never learned his lesson. Now that he's banned from the Russian league, the AHL should follow suit.

Bridgeport/Islanders Prospect Roundup, Nov. 27


Looking at the week that was in Bridgeport and for Islanders prospects around the world.

Where It All Began: How I Became an Islanders Fan, Part 1


Sharing stories and looking back on how people became New York Islanders fans, and why they stuck around.

Bridgeport and Prospect Roundup 11/13


Bridgeport and Islander Prospect Round Up: Looking at how the Islanders AHL and youngsters from leagues around the world are doing.

Bridgeport and Prospect Wrap up 11/6


Looking at the week that was for the Islanders youngsters in Bridgeport, the CHL and NCAA.

Evgeni Nabokov: Pleasantly Surprising


Naboov has been a good surprise for the Islanders this year after refusing to play for them last year

wow, lots of notable Islanders from the run missing, can you name them?


wow, lots of notable Islanders from the run missing, can you name them?

Game 7 1993 Vs Pens


In it's full glory

Bridgeport and Prospect Roundup 10/23


Bridgeport and Prospect update for 10/23 as we follow Islanders prospects to college, the CHL and around the world and report back.

LHH Tournament Of Legends


Back in August I put out a call for people who wanted to take part in a tournament. Hoping to get 10 people involved, and with each person drafting 10 players from the Islanders history, it...

Bridgeport and Prospect Roundup 10/16


Wrapping up the beginning of the season for the Islanders AHL team Bridgeport and their prospects in Junior, College and around the world.

Islanders 3rd Jersey Leaked, Again


The Islanders 3rd jersey has been leaked again, and considering this one is coming from a sports catalog it's pretty definitive.

Islanders Prospect Roundup: Freshmen and Graduates


For those of you who are new, every Sunday I roundup the week that was for Bridgeport and the Non-AHL Islander prospects. In the long tradition of Lighthouse Hockey and my own, this idea was...

Islanders Finalize Roster


Dylan Reese (surprise, surprise) and Trevor Fischman were the final cuts. Krill Kabanov was sent back to QMJHL. Ryan Strome gets a taste of the NHL. Here's the roster: Forwards (13) Josh Bailey, Blake Comeau, Michael Grabner, Matt Martin, Matt Moulson, Frans Nielsen, Kyle Okposo, Jay Pandolfo, PA Parenteau, Marty Reasoner, Brian Rolston, Ryan Strome and John Tavares Defensemen (7) Mark Eaton, Travis Hamonic, Milan Jurcina, Andrew MacDonald, Mike Mottau, Steve Staios and Mark Streit Goalies (3) Rick DiPietro, Al Montoya and Evgeni Nabokov Jeremy Colliton, Trevor Gillies, Mark Katic, Nino Niederreiter and Rhett Rakhshani are all listed on the team’s injured reserve list.

The NHL-NBC 10-Year Deal, Sidney Crosby and Marketing Other Stars


The NHL has recovered media-wise from the lockout, in part thanks to marketing Sidney Crosby. But with a new 10-year contract in place, now is the time to market the league's many other stars.


Breaking Down The Run Vs Oakland

Although the running game just barely broke 100 yards against Oakland, this is obviously no longer the overpowering ground and pound attack that was Rex's signature. In 2009 the team rushed for 100...


Taking A Look At Sanchez's Situational Stats

Following last weeks comeback, it felt like Mark Sanchez has done his come from behind magic time and time again. I was curious to see how he did in the 4th Quarter as compared to the rest of the...

Devils On Verge of Bankruptcy


Wow "The Devils’ lenders have "a breakaway chance to push the team into bankruptcy" after the team missed their Sept. 1 loan payment, the New York Post reported on Monday. The Prudential Center in Newark, operated by Devils Arena Entertainment, is also "in danger" of bankruptcy, according to the paper." Maybe, Maybe some people will admit that the Islanders rebuild is doing things the right way. Nah, probably not, that isn't nearly as sexy a story.

David Toews Traded


To Chicago of all places for Future Considerations via Botta

Arbitrarily Ranking Things Arbitrarily


Examining the arbitrary insanity behind ESPN's North American sports franchise rankings.

Reasons to be Excited: John Tavares


John Tavares' steady emergence as the best Islanders youngster in years is yet another reason to be excited for the 2011-12 season.

Reasons to be Excited: Michael Grabner


Among the many reasons to be excited for the 2011-12 New York Islanders season is waiver claim Michael Grabner, who's ready to break out after signing a five-year contract.

Waiver Eligibility Refresher Course


From PPP, since it's almost time to start worrying about it

A Thank You To Our Readers


I just wanted to take the time to thank everyone who reads/comments on Lighthouse Hockey. I began writing here about a year ago (around the time of the draft) and I'm just over 100 stories in now....

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