1. Bruno Gervais: Three-Year Extension for "Home Grown" Talent

    How sad that I had to learn this great news first thing in the morning on my NYIC message board. I would have loved to have been able to wake up and find such happy news in my own e-mail inbox...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about 6 years ago 271 reads 1 comments

  2. Olympic Dreams and Real World Fears

    We interrupt my usual NYI Hockey Talk to bring you an unusual commentary. As I left the hotel in PA Tuesday morning, I grabbed the complimentary USA Today that was slipped under my door with the bill for almost $600...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about 6 years ago 248 reads 2 comments

  3. New York Islanders: Draft Day '08 Bargain Shoppers?

    I think I finally figured it out this morning—the reaction my dynasty die-hard husband has to Friday's events. He and his buddies whom I've heard from all feel the same way...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about 6 years ago 400 reads 0 comments

  4. Islanders Illustrated on MSG Plus Premier 6-18-08

    *Updated 7/26/08: Episode 2 of II is also very entertaining and well produced. The sit down with Islanders prospect Josh Bailey will quell any die-hard Islanders fans' dissapointment about moving down in the draft...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about 6 years ago 490 reads 1 comments

  5. Wings— Pens Game 2: Memorial Day Fire Works?

    As I get ready this morning for my Norman Rockwell style Memorial Day festivities, all I can think of is, I HAVE TO BE BACK BY 7:30 pm to watch Game Two! I've got the Memorial Day parade through ...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about over 6 years ago 537 reads 0 comments

  6. NY Islanders: Answering The Tough Questions

    For anyone that follows the New York Islanders, you've already heard that (ex) VP of Media Relations, Chris Botta resigned his post on May 5. This was a resignation that stunned everyone close to New York hockey...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about over 6 years ago 504 reads 0 comments

  7. What Does $4-Gallon Gas Mean to the New York Islanders?

    So, what does four dollars a gallon for gas mean to the New York Islanders? A lot! Probably just as much as it means to the rest of the “Islanders” on this island...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about over 6 years ago 1,019 reads 0 comments

  8. The Stars were Not Aligned for the Rangers

    The media hype surrounding the possibility of a 3-0 comeback by the New York Rangers over the Pittsburgh Penguins was astounding. Usually, I am the only one who brings up such celestial possibilities...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about over 6 years ago 427 reads 0 comments

  9. Rangers-Devils: An Islanders Fan's Absolutely MADDEN-ing! Series

    As an Islander fan, you find yourself rooting for any team that plays against the New York Rangers. It’s just the way it goes...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about over 6 years ago 628 reads 0 comments

  10. Sean Avery: When "Bad Boy" Is Bad for Hockey

    Class vs. Classless—that's the perfect way to describe the Devils vs. Rangers Game Three that I witnessed Sunday night. I’ll give Big Angry Man the credit for the tag line, as it was his impression of what we saw...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about over 6 years ago 5,822 reads 78 comments

  11. NHL Network Online Launch 4/9/08

    Its like Nirvana on my Laptop: The Launch of the NHL Network On Line.During my lunch break yesterday, while streaming to NHLLive on my work computer, I started surfing through my favorite ...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about over 6 years ago 614 reads 0 comments

  12. Too Close for Comfort: Toronto Maple Leafs Turning into the New York Islanders?

    Even with all the parity that has been accomplished in the league today, there are teams with big problems. And while all 30 teams had some hope of making the playoffs, there are those who have glaring, well publicized shortcomings...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about over 6 years ago 523 reads 0 comments

  13. New York Islanders: Contract Extensions? Or Voting Garth Snow and Ted Nolan Off the Island?

    As the Islanders play out their last few games of the season, the talk of the town seems to have turned to the men in charge. Losing seasons always make all eyes turn to the easiest target: the Coach...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about over 6 years ago 543 reads 0 comments

  14. Blogging on the NHL

    While I am having the time of my life as an inaugural member of the NY Islanders Blog Box (sponsored by Hockeybuzz) it greatly concerned me yesterday when I heard Mr...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about over 6 years ago 541 reads 3 comments

  15. Rick DiPietro Hip-Hip-Hoopla

    Yesterday, it was announced that NY Islanders franchise Goalie-For-Life, Rick DiPietro, will require surgery on his OTHER hip. Thus explaining his less than stellar performance since the All-Star game...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about over 6 years ago 565 reads 1 comments

  16. New York Islanders: Can Ted Nolan Win?

    Considering the abysmal power play unit, and the inconsistent play of the NY Islanders veterans, can anyone really pin-point what’s gone terribly wrong with this team? The season started ...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about over 6 years ago 683 reads 3 comments

  17. Trade Day Surprise: New York Islanders Sent Chris Simon to the Minnesota Wild

    Imagine my surprise when I arrived at the Coliseum at 3 PM on Tuesday and was told by my fellow Blog Box Buddy, OkposoNet Ken that it was just announced that the New York Islanders traded Chris Simon to the Minnesota Wilds...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about over 6 years ago 615 reads 1 comments

  18. New Arena in Uniondale, New York? Be Careful What You Wish For, Islanders Fans...

    This past Saturday, my friends and I had the opportunity to venture out to the newest, shining example of what a state-of-the-art Hockey arena is supposed to be -- The Rock in Newark...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about over 6 years ago 649 reads 5 comments

  19. Chris Simon—On the Bench and Ready to Work

    It was no surprise to me that Chris Simon would be back in the line up for the Islanders the very first day his suspension would end. My friend Kevin Gibson from TSN emailed me yesterday morning that it was confirmed Simon had a roster spot...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about over 6 years ago 448 reads 0 comments

  20. Islanders-Capitals: Isles Eclipse Washington

    Was it the lunar eclipse? Did Ted channel Herb Brooks? Did Mike Comrie sell his soul to the Devil? What happened last night?Well it seems like the moon and Alexander the Great both were eclipsed at once, and I’m still shaking my head...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about over 6 years ago 515 reads 0 comments

  21. NHL Trade Deadline '08: Is Jason Blake Coming Back to the New York Islanders?

    Prompted by the Leafs Notes article I read this morning in the Bleacher Report by Derek Harmsworth, I began to think long and hard about this year's trade deadline...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about over 6 years ago 668 reads 6 comments

  22. Hockey 'n Heels Redux: 2/12/08

    Mother Nature doesn’t like the NY Islanders. More times then not, when they try to do something different for their fan base, they get rained on, snowed on, and generally just washed out...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about over 6 years ago 503 reads 1 comments

  23. Nothing Simple about Chris Simon

    What will happen to Chris Simon? This is the question that was posed on NYIC after a display of company support for the beleaguered NHLer on the VS network...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about over 6 years ago 254 reads 0 comments

  24. Blogger Beat: New York Islanders

    “For the Love of the Game.” That’s why I do it. Blogging that is, and it’s not actually easy. It is work in the truest sense of the word. The skates I laced up as a child were pale blue with grey fur and silver laces...

    Dee Karl Written by Dee Karl about over 6 years ago 402 reads 0 comments