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Gary’s On SportsTalk1240 Tonight….

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You have to be CRAZY not to watch!!!!

Rich Dias-Rodrigues from Islanders Insight will be joining John Sweeney (the Backup Co-Host) and I to talk Islanders.

Then I will be sharing some interviews that I made from the NHL Booster Club Convention in St. Louis earlier this month.

We are on at 8PM tonight.  If you can not get 1240AM on your radio, install the TUNE IN App on your phone, or go to www.tunein.com and get the App – or simply go to the net and go to www.sportstalk1240.com, and get us live.

See ya then.

 

WGBB

Sunday Times 8.31.14

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A good Sunday morning to you.

A good Sunday morning to you.

In case anyone has missed them, here are a couple of interesting reads for your Sunday morning. Enjoy!

CBS Sports talks about Core Values and building around John Tavares.

Michael Fornabaio talks about the Bridgeport Sound Tigers schedule and how everything is happening in three’s.

Sports Talk 1240 Sunday Night at 8PM

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Sunday night is another version of SportsTalk1240, on WGBB.  The show that I will be hosting (John is on vacation this week) starts at 8PM.  John Sweeney, another passionate Islander fan will be my co-host for the evening.

 

Do The Islanders Have Their Number 2?

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Your stock is rising number 2!

Your stock is rising number 2. Wait?! Not this one.

Hockey from the Blind Side, Some Thoughts from the West Coast

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As some are aware, I am currently out in California on business. I have been fortunate enough to have gotten contracted to do some work directly with Apple and have spent the last few weeks out here in Sunnyval earning my pay.

This situation has effected my ability to write, and I am going to have stretches in the future in which my contributions will be infrequent. It can’t be helped, though, of course, I will do my best to support the site, especially when the season starts. I’ll have to come back out here a few times a year, and ironically, I am only about ten minutes away from the home of the San Jose Sharks.

A Changing In The Guard

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charles-wangWell – the transition begins.

Here is the official notice from the Islanders Web Site:

UNIONDALE, NY (August 19, 2014) – The New York Islanders announced today that a group led by former Washington Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and London based investor Scott Malkin has reached a definitive agreement, subject to NHL approval, to purchase a substantial minority interest in the team. Under the terms of the agreement, Charles Wang will continue as majority shareholder and Governor of the Islanders, with the Ledecky/Malkin group transitioning to majority owner in two years.

Sunday Times 8.17.2014

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For your Sunday reading pleasure.

For your Sunday reading pleasure.

Islanders Point Blank talks about John Tavares and his rating on NHL 15

Dan Saraceni’s movie review of the Mighty Ducks 

Al Arbour Battles Dementia

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Thoughts are with him.

Thoughts are with him.

From WGR 550 in Buffalo

“We love the man. Today, he’s going through a little tough time with dementia right now,” Bryan Trottier

Why Charles Wang Should Sell The Islanders

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It's not like Charles shook Sinatra's hand right?

It’s not like Charles shook Sinatra’s hand right?

I’ve been reluctant to write about this, but for some odd reason, I feel compelled to do so once again. Andrew Barroway is suing New York Islanders owner Charles Wang for 10 million dollars because of they had a “Hand Shake” agreement that Wang would sell the New York Islanders for over 400 million dollars and then Wang backed away from the deal.  When was Charles ever quoted in saying he was selling the Islanders?

Changes to Isles Talk and other thoughts.

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It has been a long time since I wrote on this page…. Just a lot going on in my life, and it took away from the other things that I like to do (including this).

It was a decent summer in Islander country.  I am so glad that the goaltending situation was fixed.  I really believe that Halak and Johnson are a great tandem, and moved up into the top third in the league in that category, without even playing a game.  True, the defense that will be in front of them are not as good as the Blues and Bruins respectively, but the goaltending will make the defensemen better.  So for that – you have to be a little hopeful.

Getting Grabovski and Kulemin will surely help.  I believe that both of these gentlemen want a little bit of a reclamation to their respective careers, so getting this chance can only help.

Kevin Poulin Days Before Opening Night

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Who knows? Maybe we'll see a game or two from him on the Island

Who knows? Maybe we’ll see a game or two from him on the Island

Sunday Times: 8.10.14

Does Garth Snow’s Offseason Improvements Put Capuano On The Hot Seat? Isles Blog

Dan Petriw answers your questions in Isles Mailbag. HockeyBuzz

Top 5 Islanders Games Vs. Penguins

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This was a good time.

This was a good time.

Barroway Bows Out

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In this case, no news is bad news for some Isles fans.

In this case, no news is bad news for some Isles fans.

Newsday:

Negotiations to sell the Islanders to Philadelphia-based hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway have ceased, a person familiar with the discussions said Tuesday. Talks with Barroway are not expected to resume, the person said.

There is no indication if other potential buyers have emerged.

NHL: Isles Improve; Not A Playoff Team

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NHL's 30 in 30 started early for Islanders fans.

NHL’s 30 in 30 started early for Islanders fans.

The NHL came out with it’s 30 teams in 30 days segment for the month of August and the New York Islanders were first on their list. First, let me start off my saying I thoroughly enjoyed this piece and everyone should go read it and then come back here. I thought the top prospects page was pretty much spot on as well. Basically from what I got from the rest it were some of the usual questions entering the season:

 

 

 

It’s Time For The Rubber Match

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Let's really renew this rivalry. Photo Courtesy of NHL.com

Let’s really renew this rivalry. Photo Courtesy of NHL.com

April 24th, 1994

The Bridge Report: Why Re-Sign Poulin?

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Why resign Poulin?

Why resign Poulin?

According to various websites, the New York Islanders have resigned restricted free agent goalie Kevin Poulin to a one year/two way deal.

Isles Talk: Sunday Times

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For your Sunday reading pleasure.

For your Sunday reading pleasure.

Mid Summer Thoughts: Development

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Could he get the Griffin Reinhart treatment?

Could he get the Griffin Reinhart treatment?

Isles Ink de Haan & Cizikas To Contracts

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The negotiator does it again.

The negotiator does it again.

From various reports: The New York Islanders have signed center Casey Cizikas to a two year $2 million dollar contract & defenseman Calvin de Haan to a three year $5.9 million contract.

Kabanov Bought Out

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From Art Staple:

Islanders have placed F Kirill Kabanov on unconditional waivers.

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