New York Trades Third Rd Pick For Brandon Davidson

New York Islander Fan Central | 2/24/2018 03:29:00 PM | Comment Here
Edmonton Journal 2/3/18: Has high praise for Davidson, but this paper also tried to sell Strome as better than Eberle last summer. Of course anything is better than Dolan's paper which is no credible coverage at all.
NYIFC Comments: Another defender who may or may not help, does not seem a big improvement on what they have dressed now on the backline but a third round pick is significant. If he's a left defenseman, it's bad new for Hickey, deHaan or Toews moving forward because he is a RFA. If he's a right defender, it means Aho, Seidenberg move down the depth chart or #4 is traded. Edmonton drafted him, kept him for years, traded hum, then claimed him back on waivers, so they must have liked him a little to reacquire him?

Bailey Re-Signs Six Years !!

New York Islander Fan Central | 2/23/2018 02:35:00 PM | Comment Here
"Josh has become one of the core members of the New York Islanders," Islanders President and General Manager Garth Snow said. "He has developed within our system for several years and it's exciting to see him mature into the player we always had confidence he would become. To come into the past few seasons and see Josh set new career highs each year, has been impressive and we're excited to see him continue to do that with the organization as we move forward."
NYIFC Comments: It's an excellent signing, and one they needed, but for this to work, he has to be the player he has been the last 2 seasons.


New York Islander Fan Central | 2/19/2018 08:58:00 PM | Comment Here
One word entry.

NYI 41-Day Tenant In Cuomo-Dolan Belmont Ponzi Scheme Arena

New York Islander Fan Central | 2/18/2018 10:32:00 AM | Comment Here
The Dolan's paper did have this in their newspaper the night before, but the conflicts of interest are a mile long.

Bottom line it's Dolan's arena, the one he failed to win vs Ratner in 2013 so this is revenge. At best NYI will be in the same situation they were when the Philadelphia Flyers/Smg operated the Nassau Coliseum, but this time it will be without Nassau County owning building, NYS/Cuomo leased the land for pennies on the dollar.

And this time you can bet there will be plenty of out clauses. 

Dolan's Newspaper has sold this like a marketing campaign for their employer from top to bottom, same as we saw to stop 2011 arena vote, and get Dolan the Coliseum bid in 2013.  

Unlike the past they don't even have to hide it, but the Dolan name and massive conflicts of interest of course is kept out of their newspaper. Lhoda worked at Cablevision Garden for ten years. 

And we are a long, long way from an actual lease. 

NY Times 10/29/13: Lhotas years working for the Dolans.

We will continue to read it's the NYI arena as the marketing ploy, when they are only a 41 day tenant, the cover names like Oakview (with no real money beyond Cuomo/Dolan, via taxpayers)  & NY Arena partners.

So how is this the NYI arena beyond being a 41-day tenant, is this why Ledecky said it's a private matter who owns the arena?

Reality Check For New York

New York Islander Fan Central | 2/16/2018 10:33:00 AM | Comment Here