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When teams do the right thing by their fans... [27 Jun 2009|12:46am]

nick6489
Buildings rore.


Unlabeled 0

Happy watching!

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Completely new goal song [26 Mar 2009|07:49pm]

nick6489
I don't ever wanna mention the hockey aspects of last night's game again. Okay? Good.

So, the Islanders have decided to scrap their custom goal song in favor of...another custom jobby. Though, I must say, this one is based on a real song. Someone must know someone, because, according to Botta, the Islanders got rid of the vocals in this, Nickelback's "Burn it to the ground", leaving in only the rellevent "Hey!" in the chorus. Personally...I like it. it's good, it isn't cheesy in the least, it's original (No other team has used it), I'd add something to it personally, but this thing's got potential and has a hell of a lot less to complain about.

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Nice games, and Goal Song Redux [08 Mar 2009|08:13pm]

nick6489
[ mood | content ]

Gotta love Bergenheim's hat trick, and the effort in general. I like the system personally, and while we have a long! way! to go, there is hoep for this team.

Opinion question for you.

In the past few days, the Islanders almost totally reworked their goal song, making it even more original than it already was. Now, i know what a lot of you might be thinking about "bring the old one back", but there is a valid reason to do with royaltys and the fact that Charles Wang is losing money already without paying a man in prison ASCAP, but I digress. I just wanna know, what do you think of the new variation?

Personally...I like it. The idea of emulating a coliseum wide "Let's go Islanders!" chant is much more in line with what I invisioned a custom goal song to sound like. It isn't working now because I think Islander country is a bit resistant to change, but people will get used to it. Could be worse, they could have DJ Dawg's Death grunt vocal mix.

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Captain Billy Traded to the Penguins [04 Mar 2009|02:32pm]

crispy_27
http://islanders.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=412244

Think we got shafted pretty good in this trade.

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A relatively memorable game on this day in Islander history [19 Feb 2009|06:24pm]

nick6489
Clicky!

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A demonstration of the most backwards rule in pro sports [17 Jan 2009|12:52pm]

nick6489
[ mood | aggravated ]

Botta.

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Dubie Returns? [14 Jan 2009|09:05am]

crispy_27
http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/hockey/islanders/blog/2009/01/isles_talking_to_dubie.html

So, it looks like Snow and Dubie's agents have been discussing a possible return. Apparently, there are three teams that Dubie is talking to. Personally, I think this would be a great short term deal. Especially if Mac's injury last night ends up shelfing him. I've come to terms with this being a losing season, but I don't know if I can handle watching Danis every night. And if Mac is fine, Dubie and Mac going 50/50 is still better than Mac and Danis going 98/2. Not to mention, if they put the right media spin on it, the extra buzz might be a few extra fannies in some seats, and God knows we could use some help in that department. Any thoughts?

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[11 Dec 2008|10:44pm]

maryling
I turned the game off after the second period. Anyone know what Guerin did at the end to earn himself a 2+10 misconduct/unsportsmanlike?

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[03 Nov 2008|03:12pm]

crispy_27
So the nauseating 3rd period notwithstanding; thoughts on the thirds?

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[10 Oct 2008|06:39pm]

maryling
No pre-game show before the season opener. STAY CLASSY, MSG!

In other news, my family almost didn't get our season tickets. We did the lock-in thing at the end of last season, but never heard anything from the team. Two weeks ago, we got a call asking where our money was. We politely inquired as to why we weren't getting billed. Oh, they assumed we'd just pay them. Without knowing how much to pay per month or where to send the check. Even once we did send in our money, it took two phone calls to our rep's vacation fill-in to get our tickets mailed to us, arriving today. The only thing in the envelope was the tickets. No parking passes.

I'm extremely underwhelmed by the organization so far this year.

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Bragging [09 Oct 2008|10:53pm]

ceetar
Figured I'd brag a little bit for the hell of it.

I'm going to opening day tomorrow!  (Granted, it's @ Devils, but still) 

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And the Islanders finally have a coach... [12 Aug 2008|07:56pm]

lostgirl33

The Islanders announced Scott Gordon as head coach.
http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/islanders/ny-spisles0813,0,3307014.story

Taken from the newsday article.. 

Gordon compiled a 55-18-3 record last season with Providence, which finished as the regular-season points leader in the AHL before bowing out in the second round of the Calder Cup playoffs. In five seasons as head coach of the P- Bruins, Gordon had a record of 221-141-20-27. He spent three previous seasons as an assistant in Providence and also had a successful head-coaching stint in the East Coast Hockey League. In eight seasons of professional hockey as a player, Gordon played in 23 NHL games with the Quebec Nordiques.

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ESPN blog entry on Isles coaching prospects... [12 Aug 2008|03:07pm]

nygoldfish54
[ mood | bored ]

I dunno if anyone's read this, but...

The article is here.

Isles supposedly narrow down coaching candidates to threeCollapse )

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[29 Jul 2008|05:19pm]

crispy_27
Haha, wow. My mom was cleaning out her closet today, and she stumbled upon some Islanders autographs I got about fourteen years ago. Chris Luongo and Benoit Hogue.

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Bush league! [14 Jul 2008|01:43pm]

nick6489
[ mood | pissed off ]

Uggg!

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[20 Jun 2008|08:23pm]

maryling
Trade 5 for 7. Trade 7 for 9. Trade 9 for Tom Poti.

This is bullshit and I'm starting to regret committing to two years as a season subscriber.

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Not Isles related...but it made me laugh so hard... [19 Jun 2008|01:46pm]

panic_everyone

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=241126&lid=headline&lpos=topStory_nhl


NEW YORK - The NHL is threatening to kick the owners of the New York Rangers out of the league as punishment for accusing league officials of violating antitrust laws.

The NHL filed court papers Wednesday that included a draft letter from commissioner Gary Bettman proposing discipline against Madison Square Garden, L.P., that could lead to suspension or termination of its ownership of the Rangers.

In its court filing, the NHL asked a judge to agree Madison Square Garden breached its contract by challenging league rules.

Madison Square Garden sued the NHL in September, saying it violated antitrust laws by monopolizing control of team promotions. A judge ruled in November that the league seemed within its rights to take control of the team's website.

Madison Square Garden, L.P., which is owned by Cablevision Systems Corp., owns the Rangers, the NBA's New York Knicks, the WNBA's New York Liberty and several venues, including Madison Square Garden - the home of the Rangers, Knicks and Liberty.

Messages left with Madison Square Garden officials were not immediately returned.

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[05 Jun 2008|01:30am]

crispy_27
So yeah, looks like Dubie, Vasicek, Satan and Fedotenko won't be sporting the blue and orange next season.

http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/islanders/ny-spisles015710083jun01,0,2083500.story?track=rss

Yeah, I know this is a few days old, but I spend the summers in NC and don't get Newsday. Just posting for some of the others not paying attention.

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[24 Apr 2008|01:30am]

crispy_27
Well, the season's over, but I was hit by inspiration anyway. Threw together an Isles banner. It's nothing overly special, but I'm proud of it.

Read more...Collapse )

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[01 Apr 2008|07:03pm]

crispy_27
Joey Mac's got a bad ass helmet. My personal favorite of the three.

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