Tag Archives: John Tavares

Caps Game 6 Defense Due to Dummies, Not Doom

Just in time for gay sev of the first round of playoffs, the PuckBuddys welcome back Jason Rogers: writer, world traveler, Sperm Whale and “Hockey’s Hemingway.” No really, that what it says at his Twitter page, which you should totally … 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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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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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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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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Islanders Then And Now: ’93 & ’11

From Vinny, a history lesson. Appropriate since he’s a student of history. Today’s lesson is kick-ass hockey. Our spunky Islanders man has an institutional memory of his team that could stand up against any barroom bet. Can the Islanders of … Continue reading

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