1. Islanders 2009-10 Season Preview

    A buddy of mine, a Rangers fan, texted me yesterday and asked for the 16 Islanders who were on all four Stanley Cup championship teams...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about almost 5 years ago 217 reads 0 comments

  2. New York Islanders: Who Cares?...Now, That Is a Good Question

    A few weeks before I started my freshman year at college I received the contact information for my assigned roommate...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about almost 5 years ago 187 reads 0 comments

  3. Start selling those John Tavares sweaters... now!

    John Tavares is an Islander. Let the merchandising begin.And, yeah, some goals would be nice. And some wins. And another Stanley Cup at some point wouldn't be too much to ask...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about 5 years ago 264 reads 1 comments

  4. Isles Draft Preview and a Wish List

    Tempting as it may be with the prospect of an anticipated packed house on hand at the Coliseum, I won't be at the Islanders' draft party Friday night to see the No. 1 selection announced in person...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about 5 years ago 117 reads 1 comments

  5. New York Islanders: A Lighthouse at the End of the Tunnel?

    One of the many reasons I stuck with sports writing in my bygone days of journalism and resisted any attempt to make the shift to hard news was politics. I can't stand them.The Lighthouse Project is, of course, all about politics...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about 5 years ago 167 reads 0 comments

  6. Penguins Reward the Fans Who Had Faith

    I remember watching the Penguins play the Islanders at the Coliseum earlier this season and thinking, these guys don't look that good at all...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about 5 years ago 70 reads 2 comments

  7. Chicago Blackhawks Prove There Is Hope for Teams Like the New York Islanders

    Are you rooting for the Chicago Blackhawks? I am.Not just because they have one of the coolest uniforms ever. And not only because they have exciting young talent like Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 151 reads 1 comments

  8. Once proud? The New York Islanders are Always Proud

    When the Islanders dropped a 9-0 decision to the Hurricanes a week ago, ESPN featured it on their NHL highlights package and referred to the team that came out on the short end as the "once proud" Islanders...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 34 reads 0 comments

  9. New York Islanders Have a Reason for Optimism in Uncertain Times

    This is why we watch. Seeing Kyle Okposo hit his stride as he has the last four games, working alongside fellow youngsters Josh Bailey and Blake Comeau to give the Islanders three ...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 239 reads 3 comments

  10. New York Islanders Get Back to Work, But on What, Exactly?

    The Islanders return to action tonight to face the Atlanta Thrashers in a game that is, shockingly, not on Versus.The Isles have had eight days off for the All-Star break, so they'll either be raring to go or rusty as a barn door hinge...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 74 reads 0 comments

  11. New York Islanders Shall Overcome

    Not to make light of a holiday that celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but as we prepare for the Islanders' holiday matinee this afternoon against the Capitals, consider: ...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 57 reads 0 comments

  12. New York Islanders: Kansas City, Here We Come?

    And so it begins.Newsday's Islanders blog on Thursday posted a link to a story on TSN that reports the Isles and L.A...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 326 reads 0 comments

  13. For Islanders Fans, a History Lesson

    I caught a bit of the MSG program "Greatest Days" the other night, the one about the Islanders' first Stanley Cup championship...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 46 reads 0 comments

  14. New York Islanders ring in the New Year with hope

    The 10-game losing streak that began December was like a cinder block lashed to the Islanders' collective foot, dragging them to the bottom of the NHL standings, and taking the fans' spirit with them...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 84 reads 0 comments

  15. New York Islanders: Can It Get Any Worse?

    If there was ever a team that needed to avoid the injury bug, it was the Islanders.With a new coach, a new system, and young players being plugged into the lineup, having the team stay healthy is all the fans really could have asked for...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 131 reads 7 comments

  16. Islanders, Like the Economy and Sean Avery's Career, Are Sinking

    So I was at a Christmas party on Saturday night when a friend of mine asked if I was still blogging about the New York Islanders."Yup.""Really?" another friend said. "Not a lot of positives there...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 157 reads 1 comments

  17. Penguins Hammer Islanders: Changing the Channel Was Never So Easy

    My kids dominate the television in our house. If it isn't Noggin or PBS Kids, the TV is tuned to Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, or Toon Disney, or a Scooby-Doo DVD. I've got the theme for "Arthur" burned into my hippocampus...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 53 reads 1 comments

  18. For the Islanders and Sean Avery, Reality Bites

    It's a good thing the holidays are upon us, because between decorating the house, going to parties, shopping, and managing long lists for Santa, there's little time to spend fretting over the state of the New York Islanders...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 139 reads 0 comments

  19. Mets Make a Deal: Francisco Rodriguez Comes to Flushing

    Like a zit on the forehead, the Mets' most glaring need this offseason was relief pitching, beginning with the closer...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 133 reads 0 comments

  20. Stay Classy, Sean Avery

    In Michael Connelly's novel, "The Poet," a journalist helps the FBI track down a serial killer. At one point the question is asked, how can someone be so evil? The agents say that killers like ...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 665 reads 0 comments

  21. Islanders' Cure: Play the Senators

    "You can't beat us!"The chant cascading down from Section 317 Saturday night at the Coliseum was ironic, but true...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 83 reads 0 comments

  22. Can you Smell What the Isles are Cookin'?

    "In my experience, there's no such thing as luck." - Obi Wan Kenobi"Luck favors the prepared, darling." - Edna ModeIf you need me to tell you who Edna Mode is, you obviously don't have kids...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 189 reads 1 comments

  23. Chico Resch: Mindreader

    I had no problem watching last Friday's Islanders-Devils game on MSG Plus HD. Thanks to Cablevision's insistence on always placing the Islanders on MSG Plus 2 whenever the Rangers, Devils, or ...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 270 reads 2 comments

  24. New York Islanders: Three Straight Wins, Three Days Off

    Joey MacDonald matched Roberto Luongo save for save Monday night at the Coliseum. He then clinched a shootout win for the Islanders by poking the puck off the stick of Alex Burrows on the Canucks' ...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about almost 6 years ago 155 reads 1 comments

  25. Islanders-Sens: The Future Is Now

    Okposo (Bailey, Campoli).That stat line says it all. It's why we're watching. In a season where the playoff expectations are as low as Bush's approval rating, seeing how the Islanders' young players develop is what it is all about...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about almost 6 years ago 197 reads 1 comments