1. AC/DC, the NHL, and John Buccigross

    John Buccigross' column on ESPN.com is a must-read for anyone who loves hockey. His latest column—or blogumn, as he likes to call it—posits that AC/DC's "Back in Black" should be the soundtrack to the NHL...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 232 reads 0 comments

  2. Islanders say: Yes, we can

    Now THIS is change we can believe in.Just 24 hours after winning in overtime at home and avoiding another blown three goal lead, facing the division—and conference—leading ...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 136 reads 0 comments

  3. DiPietro Is Out, Islanders Are Down

    Well, at least the third jersey is a hit.Scott Gordon's first 10 games as head coach are among the worst in team history, down there with Earl Ingarfield and Phil Goyette, who posted ...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 158 reads 0 comments

  4. No DiPIetro, no win against the Rangers

    The power of positive thinking can only take you so far.Up until Monday night's game against the Rangers I'd been trying to convince myself that the Islanders season won't be as bad as everyone thinks it will be...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 61 reads 0 comments

  5. Memo to Islanders: We can handle the truth

    First of all, setting a team record for shots on goal in a loss doesn't mean a whole lot to me. A loss is a loss (the third in four games at home, by the way) and scoring only three times on 60 shots isn't much to be proud of...

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

  6. Semi-live blog: Stars 5, Islanders 3

    It's my first time in the Blog Box in person this season, hoping to see Sean Avery smeared along the boards a few times as the Isles take on the Stars, and I have two words to describe my evening thus far:Dis...

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

  7. Cablevision forces Islanders into a low-def world

    Was at my mom's house Saturday, and after dinner, I went to the TV to watch the Islanders play the Panthers in Florida.Punched in 717 on the remote for MSG Plus HD, and there were the Devils...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 688 reads 0 comments

  8. Islanders Update: Two Out of Four Ain't Bad

    Wins aren't going to come easy for the Islanders this season, so when they get one like Thursday's night's 4-3 overtime victory over the Lightning, we should all be happy...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 86 reads 0 comments

  9. Islanders: Welcome to Goaliegate

    The conspiracy theorists are out in force surrounding Rick DiPietro, Scott Gordon and Joey MacDonald, wondering what DiPietro's true condition is, and why he wasn't inserted into the ...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 79 reads 0 comments

  10. Who's worried about the Islanders offense?

    Five goals? In one game? Four in the first period? That's like a week's output for the Islanders. OK, so maybe the Blues were a step slow, playing their second road game in as many nights...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 87 reads 1 comments

  11. Islanders Update: No Column for Moral Victories

    You get the feeling that Islanders fans may see a lot of games like Friday night's season opener at the Devils. The team battles in a low-scoring struggle, but ultimately loses.We can't complain too much about the outcome...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about over 5 years ago 248 reads 1 comments

  12. Islanders: Thoughts on the Cusp of a New Season

    Some final thoughts as the Islanders get ready to open the season Friday night at New Jersey, a team they somehow dominated a year ago:Good to hear that Chris Lee is OK after being boarded by Rostislav Olesz Monday night...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about almost 6 years ago 81 reads 1 comments

  13. New York Islanders 2008-2009 Preview

    I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to the Islanders in 2008-2009. But I can tell you why.Two words: No expectations...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about almost 6 years ago 305 reads 1 comments

  14. NHL Season Starts a Little Too Late

    The 2008-'09 National Hockey League season kicks off in about a month in Prague and Stockholm, and the Islanders begin their new era Oct. 10 in New Jersey...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about almost 6 years ago 329 reads 5 comments

  15. Scott Gordon a Strong Choice as New York Islanders' Head Coach

    OK, so he's a former Eagle. I can deal with that. The bottom line is that Scott Gordon is a solid choice to lead the New York Islanders...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about almost 6 years ago 330 reads 1 comments

  16. Mike Sullivan Intrigues as Islanders Head Coach Candidate

    I'll be up front about it: I went to Boston University and have a bias toward Terriers. But that isn't the only reason I think former Bruins coach Mike Sullivan may be a good choice as the Islanders head coach...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about almost 6 years ago 372 reads 3 comments

  17. Bailey, please lose that number - It belongs to Tonelli

    So it seems that Josh Bailey has a number — 27.Bailey is wearing the number at the Islanders prospect camp in Syosset.You know how we feel about No. 27. It should be hanging in the rafters of the Coliseum with TONELLI over it...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about almost 6 years ago 234 reads 8 comments

  18. Garth Snow's Dismissal of Ted Nolan Continues to Generate Media Fallout

    I've said before that it boggles my mind that there are Islanders fans old enough to have their own children who cannot remember when the Isles last won a Stanley Cup...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about almost 6 years ago 772 reads 11 comments

  19. Snow job: Islanders coach Ted Nolan is fired

    There were signs and whispers throughout last season, and into the draft, and today the Islanders made it official when it was announced that Ted Nolan will no longer coach the team...

    Michael Gasparino Written by Michael Gasparino about almost 6 years ago 183 reads 3 comments