1. Okposo, Bailey, and Comeau Lead the New York Islanders to Victory

    If you are an Islanders fan searching for a reason to be interested in this season's remaining games, coach Scott Gordon has given you a dandy...

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about over 5 years ago 63 reads 0 comments

  2. New York Islanders Focus on Goals Other Than Winning; Comeau Comments

    "For the second half of the season, we're not measuring our success based on wins and losses, but whether we are giving up few chances and creating our own. We had a good number of quality chances against Boston, we just couldn't bury them...

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about over 5 years ago 59 reads 0 comments

  3. New York Islanders Take the Stage for Act II

    The Islanders are officially one game past the midpoint of the 2008-09 season. But, having just completed a western road swing followed by a four-day weekend off, Tuesday night's home date with the Rangers feels like the true kickoff of the second half...

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about over 5 years ago 75 reads 0 comments

  4. The Isles Before Christmas: A Holiday Hockey Poem

    'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the arenaNot a creature was smiling, not even hostess DinaThe banners were hung from the rafters with careIn honor of the Cups that used to ...

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about over 5 years ago 927 reads 2 comments

  5. Islanders GM Garth Snow Makes Sure Coach Scott Gordon Has More Time

    For the past several days I've been thinking about how little I envy the position in which Scott Gordon currently finds himself...

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about over 5 years ago 83 reads 2 comments

  6. A Moment of Optimism for the New York Islanders

    Forget most of what you’ve read about the Islanders this season. Watch them play. Note that five of their six top defensemen and their No. 1 goalie have missed a combined 65 games already...

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about over 5 years ago 180 reads 2 comments

  7. NHL Injury Policy: Why Can't the League Trust Players to Be Honorable?

    The most commonly cited justification for the NHL's secretive injury disclosure policy is that it protects the players. Teams do not want the weaknesses of players who are playing hurt or have just returned from an injury to be exploited...

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about over 5 years ago 592 reads 2 comments

  8. NY Islanders Start Strong, Finish Off Blues 5-2

    It was a successful home debut for Scott Gordon as the Islanders handled the St. Louis Blues with a 5-2 victory tonight at Nassau Coliseum. Five different Islanders lit the lamp...

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about over 5 years ago 338 reads 1 comments

  9. New York Islanders Fantasy Report: Season Preview

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    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about almost 6 years ago 313 reads 0 comments

  10. New York Islanders New Radio Deal: Are You Out There, Can You Hear Me?

    I'm afraid that's what Steve Mears and Chris King may be asking this hockey season as the radio voices of the New York Islanders.The Islanders today announced the formation of the New York Islanders Radio Network...

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about almost 6 years ago 1,730 reads 6 comments

  11. Scott Gordon Set to Coach New York Islanders

    Garth Snow’s decision on a new head coach came down to three choices: Bob Hartley: The Dangerous Choice.Paul Maurice: The Safe Choice.Scott Gordon: The People’s Choice...

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about almost 6 years ago 451 reads 7 comments

  12. New York Islanders' Head Coach Search: How Long Should the List Be?

    One aspect of the Islanders' search for a new Head Coach has fascinated me since the day that Garth Snow and Ted Nolan parted...

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about almost 6 years ago 390 reads 2 comments

  13. New York Islanders GM Garth Snow Adds Stability to His Youth Movement

    Some observers have questioned the accuracy of calling Garth Snow's direction a youth movement. With several aging veterans slated to play key roles on the 2008-09 Islanders, it is a valid question...

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about almost 6 years ago 618 reads 4 comments

  14. 2008 Dunder Mifflin Scranton Branch Card Stox

    With Major League Baseball action on pause for the All-Star break, it's a good time to scour the country for stories of a different sort.Far away from the controversies and scandals of professional athletics, we delve into the more innocent side of sports

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about almost 6 years ago 547 reads -1 comments

  15. Committing Baseball Treason: Can a Mets Fan Learn to Love Chipper Jones?

    Okay, maybe "love" is a little strong. But a Mets fan admitting to liking Chipper Jones is newsworthy, isn't it?For most of his career, Jones was the perfect enemy for the Shea faithful...

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about almost 6 years ago 441 reads 0 comments

  16. Islanders' Ted Nolan, Garth Snow Reach an Impasse in New York

    "I feel my continued service aboard can only reduce my usefulness to the Navy...and increase disharmony aboard this ship." --Mister Roberts (1955) Increased disharmony indeed...

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about almost 6 years ago 617 reads 6 comments

  17. Dan Boyle on His Way to San Jose—New York Islanders Miss Out

    The reports of the Islanders' interest in the Tampa Bay defenseman certainly had me intrigued, particularly if a deal that didn't involve Chris Campoli could have been pulled off...

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about 6 years ago 861 reads 4 comments

  18. New York Islanders Sign Defenseman Mark Streit to Five-Year Deal

    The New York Islanders bolstered their anemic power play today by signing free agent point man Mark Streit to a five-year contract worth $20.5 million.Much like last month's NHL Draft, General Manager Garth Snow did not tip his hand with this move...

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about 6 years ago 826 reads 3 comments

  19. ESPN's John Buccigross Hosts the New York Islanders' Draft Party

    One choice the New York Islanders made in preparation for this draft seems to have escaped debate so far—John Buccigross, SportsCenter anchor and ESPN.com hockey columnist, was tapped by the Islanders to serve as host of this year's Draft Party...

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about 6 years ago 553 reads 3 comments

  20. New York Islanders Stun Fans at 2008 NHL Draft

    The Islanders had an opportunity to give their fans a reason to be proud and excited tonight. Instead, they traded it away.You try to put your faith in the idea that the hockey people know what they're doing...

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about 6 years ago 1,910 reads 9 comments

  21. The New York Islanders Put Themselves in Prime Time

    A few weeks ago in an Islanders Outsider post titled The Islanders in Prime Time, I wrote the following about Islanders jerseys appearing in two prime time network sitcoms: "While ...

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about 6 years ago 416 reads 4 comments

  22. 2008 Stanley Cup Finals: Penguins Change the Story on the Fly

    I spent most of the last ten minutes of the third period last night going over storylines in my head. They seemed to come one after another: 1. The way the Wings kept going at the Pens instead of sitting on their one-goal lead was impressive...

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about 6 years ago 1,127 reads 2 comments

  23. New York Islanders: Wade Dubielewicz Done as Youth Movement Begins

    Today in Newsday, Islanders beat reporter Greg Logan revealed that the team does not plan to bring back unrestricted free agent forwards Miroslav Satan, Ruslan Fedotenko, and Josef Vasicek for the 2008-09 season...

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about 6 years ago 816 reads 5 comments

  24. A Selection of Fantasy Baseball Annoyances

    I find that no matter how well I'm doing in my fantasy baseball league, there's always something to gripe about. The game sets you up to feel beat down constantly. No category lead ever seems large enough...

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about 6 years ago 581 reads 2 comments

  25. Making a Case for Instant Replay in Baseball

    Officiating in sports will never be perfect. Shortstops make errors. Point guards make turnovers. Umpires blow calls. And that’s all okay.In all three of those instances, the best method of prevention is focus...

    Ken Rosenblatt Written by Ken Rosenblatt about 6 years ago 375 reads 0 comments