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About RoseTintedVisor

RoseTintedVisor ( thats @RoseTintedVisor on Twitter for the newbs) is the nom de plume of moi, Vinny Piccolo. Park Ranger/ Grad Student (History) by day, token gay hockey player & blogger (devotee of the NYI) by night. In my spare time, I hit the ice on LI as a grinder and general irritant with a penchant for crosschecks and trashtalk. I also fancy comic books, wrestling, history, political discussion, particularly LGBT & Environmental Issues . Addtl interests include Miami Dolphins Football, Atlanta Braves Baseball, & The Florida Panthers.

To Save The Islanders, We Must Destroy Them.

It must begin with some statements, so you, dear reader, knows where this comes from. This comes from a place of love. Not malice. This comes from a place of care, not apathy. I sit, with all four walls around … Continue reading

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Vanek & Moulson: Breaking Down The Blockbuster Trade

For a team that has long been mocked for never swinging for the fences, you’d think the Islanders watched one of the premiere left wings in hockey go to their cross L.I.E. rivals. No, the Islanders, THE ISLANDERS, for once … Continue reading

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Are You Ready For Some Football…Politics, Activism And Comics?

Interview with Author, NFL Punter, LGBT Advocate, and All-Around Swell Guy Chris Kluwe This is a little outside our wheelhouse, but we here at Puckbuddys strive to bring you sport (usually hockey!) with a dash of gay. With that in … Continue reading

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Profiles in Orange: Who Are We?

You exit an old native pass referred to as ‘the Meadowbrook’ and pull in to a scarcely paved lot across from the Marriott. In that lot, scorns of people are tailgating, regaling each other with their HONK HONK HONK-HONK-HONK greeting … Continue reading

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A Team Grows in Brooklyn

Q&A with Chris Botta, SportsBusiness Journal I interviewed former Isles PR Man, current NYT and Sports Business Journal contributor, Chris Botta. Chris served as Isles PR point man for 2 decades, and became a household name in Long Island’s hockey-sphere for his … Continue reading

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Isles Preview: Riders on the Strome

This is weird. I remember being at the Coliseum a few months ago for riveting playoff hockey. My ears still hurt. Several storylines emerged from last year’s season. John Tavares, 3rd in Hart Trophy voting, emerged as one of the … Continue reading

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Island Breezes, Autumn Winds.

This team and its legacy is seldom understood outside its own market. It joined a successful league in the early 70s and rose to prominence by the mid 70s. By the time the year 1980 arrived, they were the class … Continue reading

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Island Tide Sweeps Away the Cast-offs

This has been an interesting week on Long Island. There was all sorts of hubbub leading up to the draft that there would be moves a plenty. The tension in the Newark air was palpable. The Rangers and Penguins were … Continue reading

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Isles: So Long, Farewell…

In my last post I looked back at the Isles season that was and all the pieces we have in place for a great 2012-2014 season. This time around I look at the castoffs: Mark Streit, Brad Boyes, Keith Aucoin, Evgeni Nabokov, … Continue reading

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Soundtrack for the Season: Long Island Symphony

There’s something dually both witty and inspirational that’s supposed to put here about building blocks, steps forward, and such.  There were tremendous steps forward. That’s all well and good. However, it also marks a turning point. The age of moral … Continue reading

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