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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.

Making a Living on the Road Less Traveled

Sports are wrought with emotion. It’s what’s makes them such a great part of fan(atic)s’ lives. The unexpected highpoints and the crushing low points are what litter the landscape on the road that ends at 16W with a stop at … Continue reading

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Q&A: Former NHL Great Brendan Witt

PuckBuddys occasionally gets cool features (more oft than not thanks to their ace Isles writer). This is one of them – a Q&A with former Caps Captain and Isles Alternate Captain, the bruising bastion of the blue line known as Brendan Witt. … Continue reading

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Firsts, Lasts, Hellos and Goodbyes

This was an interesting and important weekend of puck across the Long Island sound for several reasons. First, the Islanders showed life and roared back to take down the Habs in Montreal, with Thomas Hickey’s overtime dagger (his first career … Continue reading

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Saturday Night: The Sound Tigers boldly go where no pro team has gone before…

The Islanders do funny things. Some things that make me crazy. Some things that make me happy. But they are always doing different things. They are the parent club of the AHL’s reigning and defending NorthEast Division Champs, The Bridgeport … Continue reading

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What Ails the Isles And Who Is To Blame

The New York Islanders are my hockey team. I’ve lost my voice during games, had gray hairs, cried tears, and wondered why god has forsaken them (and by extension me) countless times.  They have a myriad of problems. Let’s look … Continue reading

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Maybe You Can Play… Someday.

Editor’s note: We’re cross posting this piece from our Isles writer Vinny’s personal blog. It was too good not to. If Ryan Lambert and Sonny Corleone had a love child, it would be our very own @RoseTintedVisor. Maybe You Can … Continue reading

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Brooklyn

Brooklyn. It’s one of the most unique places on earth. It’s the melting pot Manhattan wants to be but is too busy being ‘business-like.’ The current label for Brooklyn is ‘trendy.’ She’s not. She is blue collar, nine to five. She … Continue reading

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Of CBAs And CYAs

Consider this a lockout primer for those of you newer fans who haven’t seen the NHL and NHLPA publicly eviscerate each other in an unadulterated CAN YOU TOP THIS display of stupidity before. I hate writing stuff like this. I’d … Continue reading

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Isles Defense (And Offense) Cannot Rest

There are some things happening on Long Island, unlike the last few Julys. By all accounts, the draft party was successful. The fans were psyched about the trade for Visnovsky. Lubomir is a “Wang special” (higher cap hit than payout) … Continue reading

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30 Clubs: 30 Questions

Now that the Stanley Cup has been awarded, we’ll look at questions facing each NHL Club heading into a potentially long off-season. A lot of questions will be answered in next week’s draft, and who knows what’s going to happen when … Continue reading

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