Business Continues For New York With One New Challenge/Notables

New York Islander Fan Central | 2/09/2015 07:39:00 AM |
Nothing I can really add to the previous entry:  Sticks, pucks, injuries (which make other years look like the team is completely healthy by comparison) the beat goes on.

Win or lose, expect even less here the rest of the way as I wrote back in September.

The ups and downs will continue both ways. 

Twelve points ahead of an excellent 9th seed who have two games in hand, nothing is close to clinched and what Florida did against the Islanders was no fluke, it's a good team that's not going away, and I see another big streak from Columbus even with their goaltending issues.

New York has more regulation losses than the other seven playoff seeds, and Florida. Despite leading in wins, the seeding comes down to those games you can get to overtime and secure that one point many now write up as a loss. 

The New Challenge:
For years the biggest thing keeping this franchise out of the playoffs (even with massive injuries) was the simple fact they could not beat the teams below them in the standings (outside of Philadelphia) while they always had strong winning records for long stretches against the top teams.

Now we are going to see the 2014-15 New York Islanders play a lot of teams who frankly are what they were a year ago at 17-5-2 on the road to close out 2013-14.  Dangerous, with a lot to prove and hard-working.

The kind of teams they needed to beat (especially at home) and never seemingly do over so many years.

It's all the difference along with doing their best against the top teams.

Old news/agenda's/grudges from the worst professional media covering any sports franchise in North America, nice to see the media/fans of other teams show their true colors.

Anders Lee should be in the Calder discussion, considering what newspaper covers our team, not happening, the theme will remain negative, as the Westchester Knicks are seen in HD, while our games are hidden in SD.

Winning never had a thing to do with it........
An amateur blogger deciding on his own to publish a photo of Mr Arbour is frankly pathetic, anyone with a computer knows where Mr Arbour lives based on Jiggs McDonald's comments, a private image not meant for public consumption should be respected.

Another amateur Espn blogger decides Kyle Okposo is not entitled to his medical information be kept private, it's inappropriate beyond words for anyone anywhere.

These people have little respect for anything besides selling themselves.
I have no idea what Johnny Boychuk will do in free agency, but most pending UFA test the market. Right now he's risking huge money if an offer was made to resign him so I think it's reasonable to expect him to sign elsewhere in July.

Or a deal could be announced tomorrow, who really knows?

Pulock, Reinhart agents are watching with Donovan. These players want a spot in the top six with many other prospects.

Lee, Leddy, deHaan, Hickey, some big financial decisions are coming here with Okposo and Grabner by next summer for the three current owners.

If a miracle happens and Ratner's renovation breaks ground on time and Dolan/NHL approve two NHL homes for one NHL team (unprecedented)  the Long Island crew that boycotted the team out of the Coliseum since 1989 and made it very easy for every politician to say no to any plan will have their two or three regular season home games at an arena that will change little and still be called Nassau Coliseum.

Who got Mangano into the Coliseum to claim Islanders preseason games will happen during a renovation?

Sounds to me if this comes off the Islanders will play a home preseason game this September.

89 million for the Coliseum is not a lot of arena renovating.