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A blog by a long time New York Islanders fan who stays true to the fellas wearing orange, white and blue…but thinks the Islanders organization has some shaping up to do.

Islanders 2014-15 Season Mantra

Try not. Do...or do not.


Friday, February 22, 2013

Puck You

Monday, February 18, 2013

Flip the Script

This post brought to you at 4am by the feline wrestlemania at the end of my bed that woke me up between rescue kitties Biggie and Charlie.

Many Isles fans are high as kites right now. Shootout win over Rangers, John Tavares hat trick contribution to their win over Devils. And later today the Flyers come to the Barn. Imagine the potential euphoria WHEN the Isles win THESE specific games in a row. Local rival trifecta that we all could use right now.

The Flyers are snobby with the Isles. They skate in assuming they are going to win and the Isles can't seem to stand up to them. I've watched this pattern for years and I'm hoping it stops today. Flyers bait Isles, Isles take bait, lose their focus and that's that. It drives me batty. Enough already, their pattern isn't hard to skate beyond. Flyers don't respond well to being ignored, as if they lack a plan B. Flyers do have ability to come out of the lockeroom refreshed so Isles have to create deeper holes by end of each period to make it harder for Flyers to crawl out of. And not just by scoring, although that'll work too. Matt Martin will need to watch his back and every other side as well. I'm not sure exactly why but he's somehow going to be a target and I think if he can stay focused he might reverse that energy and score or play an important role today.

In other news...it appears Tavares can walk or in this case skate on water. Haha frozen water. Hey it's 4am...

Flip the script (on the Flyers). That's the mantra for this game.


Biggie won. Charlie accepted defeat by grooming himself like he just didn't get beat. Boys.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Handsome Stanley

On this Valentine's Day we celebrate the love shown to Stanley the Boxer who was abandoned at the NYC AC&C and by the grace of Boxer Angels Rescue (BAR) in N. Bellmore, Long Island, Stanley was pulled off the kill list and taken in by his foster mama Katie. Sadly, Stanley would not be able to recover from the conditions that were causing him pain, which included a 5 pound tumor on his leg. The decision was made to help him go to Spirit just a few days after his rescue. In that time though there is no doubt that Stanley was shown the greatest of love, kindness and care from so many in the rescue community. 

The world is a better place because of rescues like BAR that not only rescue 'adoptable' dogs but also senior, hospice and special needs dogs, dogs who would usually be overlooked.

Run free handsome Stan. If you see my Boxer angel Maddy, give her a kiss for me.

Happy Valentine's Day everybody. Be true to yourself and everything else will follow.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

No Man is an Island...No Islander is Either.

What happened in the 3rd period of the Isles/Canes game last night directly affected the speed of my vehicle. Thank you Hofstra for the app to listen to games. Cruise control was the only solution...the solution for the Isles? Not so easy as pushing a button, well unless there is an eject button for Charles Wang.

Last night's game could have been a career-changer for Rick DiPietro but he's stuck in a moment and can't get out of it. Or won't. More on that subject in another post, just as soon as I get beyond wanting to shake the past out of him. The team overall is stuck developmentally. There are solutions but I doubt the Isles would be open to them. Maybe individual players would be (and they would be smart in their career to be open minded) but the main on ice issue isn't individual and even if it was, one can't really remove a member from the context of a family. There are no islands among the Islanders. I saw the footage of John Tavares sitting on the bench by himself after the game ended, clearly somehow he knows and maybe wishes he could be on an Island with a volleyball named Wilson, hoping to be rescued by another NHL team. I'm pretty sure he would not be the only Islander wishing for an island and volleyball of their very own. As fans we have been and are still at the point of repetition with our team, and it's not likely to stop soon. Sad thing is, these are not untalented players but as long as the group dynamic is more powerful than the individual, we all are hamsters on Charles Wang's wheel.

A lot needs to happen for the Islander's mindset before facing off with the Rangers and I mean A LOT. If not they are skating ducks on Blueshirts pond. Here's to some things clicking in place for the Isles going forward. LET'S GO ISLANDERS!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

To Ink or Not to Ink...

Only thing worse than seeing this ink at the Philly Tattoo Convention last night was checking NHL league standings. Considering the ownership of the Isles, the team's place in the standings might be as permanent as Amanda's tattoo.

Sunday, February 3, 2013


A good reminder Super Bowl Sunday and beyond. Not a big football fan but I'm going with the Ravens for the win Alex.

Sign reads; fans do not let fans drive drunk.

Friday, February 1, 2013

It's a Great Hockey Day

When everything is in check.