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Guest Blogger Brian Carey

As Mike begins the process of raising the newest Islander fan (get some sleep Mike), I've offered to keep the site updated with my own thoughts on the most recent developments in Islander country. Any time the manager hands the ball to the bullpen, I hope to strike out the side as opposed to giving up a three run homer. We'll see....
First pitch coming soon.

Countdown to Armageddon?

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So here I am, actually at my 20th year high school reunion. That's right, I graduated in 1988.

I know what you are thinking...

1. God, BD, you're old!

2. Why, BD, why?

Well, can't tell you why. I swore off high school, my favorite memory was getting out of town for college. I wanted out. Out of that place that was no Wonder Years. More like Blunder Years. Every misstep

Notes from Rookie Camp

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As a special feature, Adam from the Booster Club was kind enough to send me his interviews with some of our prospects from the mini-camp at Ice works. So here are his notes (with a few comments from me!)

There will be more to come, but again.... Softball duty for one more day and then it's nothing but hockey for me! Woo hoo!!!

So enjoy some first hand accounts from the Man At the Rink, Adam:

Notes from Rookie Camp

7th Woman's picture

As a special feature, Adam from the Booster Club was kind enough to send me his interviews with some of our prospects from the mini-camp at Ice works. So here are his notes (with a few comments from me!)

There will be more to come, but again.... Softball duty for one more day and then it's nothing but hockey for me! Woo hoo!!!

So enjoy some first hand accounts from the Man At the Rink, Adam:

Nielsen Back in the Fold

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Frans Nielsen, aka “The Great Dane” has signed a four-year deal to stay on Long Island. A one-way contract, Nielsen has pretty much sewed up the fourth line center spot behind Mike Sillinger, Doug Weight and Mike Comrie for 08-09.

While I’m happy Nielsen is going to stick around, the length of the contract kind of puzzles me. Bergenheim and Tambellini obviously took to year deals because they feel confident enough in their ability that they’ll be different players by then and ready to make some more dough, either with the Isles or somewhere else. With that being said, what is Nielsen’s reason for wanting a four-year deal? Maybe it’s security, I don’t know, but even though the team is in the midst of a rebuilding process, signing an unproven player to a four-year deal, even as cheaply as Nielsen’s is, is a risk.

Chinese, The Islanders, and Charles Wang's Name

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Who would have thought the Islanders would one day owned by a native Chinese man? There is a severe Chinese pronunciation problem in the western world, so I would like to set the record straight regarding Charles Wang's last name.

 

 

 

Frans Nielsen’s 4-year contract

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Franz Nielsen has been signed to a 4 -year contract, details per Greg Logan's On the Islanders Beat.

Restricted free-agent center Frans Nielsen reached agreement with the Islanders Friday night on a four-year contract worth $2.1 million. It has a one-way provision in each year of the deal, virtually assuring Nielsen will be on the NHL roster.

Nielsen Signed!

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Franz Nielsen The Islanders have signed Franz Nielsen to a four year deal worth $2.1-Million, per Greg Logan’s blog.

The Last Word on Nolan, plus Prospects Ahead

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The Last Word: Or how BD beat a dead horse into glue

Authority. A yoke that fits some, and others not so well. When Ted Nolan and John Muckler clashed in Buffalo, stories littered the landscape in their wake. Hasek vs. Nolan and other more seedier tales that seemed terribly unfair. But perhaps not more unfair as the many years it took for Nolan to return.

When Snow and Nolan crossed swords

Youngsters Get Contracts

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After the past few days, I’ve gotten a maelstrom of e-mails, instant messages over AIM, X-Box Live and more than a few comments on the site about what direction the team is going after the departure of Ted Nolan.

Well, if the recent signings are any indication, at least two youngsters will have a big opportunity to make a name for themselves in this upcoming season.

Bailey, please lose that number

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So it seems that Josh Bailey has a number — 27.

Bailey is wearing the number at the Islanders prospect camp in Syosset.

Isles Schedule Released

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2008-2009 Regular Season Schedule/Results

October 2008

Fri Oct 10, 2008 Islanders Devils 7:00 PM
Sat Oct 11, 2008 Blues Islanders 7:00 PM
Mon Oct 13, 2008 Sabres Islanders 2:00 PM
Thu Oct 16, 2008 Islanders Lightning 7:30 PM
Sat Oct 18, 2008 Islanders Panthers 7:00 PM
Thu Oct 23, 2008 Stars Islanders 7:00 PM

These are the days of our lives...

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Like sands through an hourglass, these are the days of our lives... After thinking about this briefly, I came up with a few questions. What could be more boring than watching sands filter their way through the bottleneck in an hourglass? I'm not saying I'd rather sit in touch and go traffic on the LIE during rush hour, but I'd prefer to find other more decadent ways to kill my time.

Tambellini - no more excuses….

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You got your contract - the team has the confidence in you to get the job done.

Now it’s time to do it.

No more excuses. You have the ability, as you have shown in your AHL career. You were one goal away from leading the entire league, even with missing almost a third of the year. However, once you get to the NHL level, the numbers just don’t jive…

Can we blame the previous administration behind the bench?

ISLANDERS STAR ORDERED TO PERFORM PUBLIC SERVICE

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Did I get your attention?

ISLANDERS STAR ORDERED TO PERFORM PUBLIC SERVICE

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Did I get your attention?

DONE DEAL!! 7-16-08 Sean Gets 2 Years

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And I get a new number for my necklace.

I was heartsick taking that "55" off that Islander logo. I'm a little LESS heartsick now that I can go buy a "20" for it.

DONE DEAL!! 7-16-08 Sean Gets 2 Years

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And I get a new number for my necklace.

I was heartsick taking that "55" off that Islander logo. I'm a little LESS heartsick now that I can go buy a "20" for it.

Bergenheim signed - 2 years - other things….

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A good piece of news in Islander country for a change…

Sean Bergenheim, fresh off the removal of his old agents, got a 2 year deal, for just under 2 million. Here is the quote from Newsday.com.

Forward Sean Bergenheim, who was the only Islander to file for arbitration, avoided a hearing when he reached agreement today on a two-year deal worth $1.725 million. It appears Bergenheim’s recent decision to change agents facilitated the process.

Bergenheim Avoids Arbitration, Tambellini Signed!

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Sean BergenheimIslanders forward Sean Bergenheim has singed a two year deal according to Greg Logan’s Blog.

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