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John and Gary Have Garth on SportsTalk1240 in Six Days

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SportsTalk 1240 - the place to hear Garth on Sunday Night 9pm

SportsTalk 1240 – the place to hear Garth on Sunday Night 9pm

Folks,

Remember that Gary and John will have Garth Snow on SportsTalk 1240 on Sunday night at 9PM.

You can listen to the show, by go to the SportsTalk1240 Website, and click on the Tune In Button.  That will get your feed to the broadcast.

Garth will be on around 910PM. If you want to ask a question, please use twitter and the hashtag #AskIslesGM.

Hope you can join us….

Youth on Display at Coliseum Today

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camp09132014  Note:  Next Sunday night – John Panarese and I will be talking to GM Garth Snow.  The show will be on www.sportstalk1240.com at 9PM.  You can listen via the TUNE IN App or www.tunein.com and search for WGBB. September is a great time of year. For the pure baseball fan – the playoffs are rapidly approaching, but for us New Yorkers, it will not be such a great experience this year. Week 2 in the NFL is this weekend, and Football fans are getting in a frenzy.  The Jets and the Giants are looking to make their presence in the upper echelon of the league, after the league suffered a major blow with Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson dominating the headlines.

Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Preview: Carolina Hurricanes

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CarolinaIn this section, Isles Talk will quickly go over the Carolina Hurricanes. It’s not that I don’t think they’ll make the playoffs, It’s just that I haven’t seen this team healthy enough to make a legitimate charge to the playoffs. However, to their credit, they always give the Islanders a hard time every year and if the Isles are to make a run themselves, they must find a way to beat the Canes.

Last season: 36-35-11 83 points, 7th in the Division

Isles Talk 2014-15 Previews – New York Rangers

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Our Preview on the Rangers.

Our Preview on the Rangers.

Over the next few weeks, Isles Talk will be previewing the NHL before we drop the puck on this 2014-15 season.  I have decide to take on the assignment of covering the boys from 33rd Street and 7th Avenue, the New York Rangers.  Here is my preview.  Please comment on this, and let me know what you think….

New York Rangers

2013-14 Record – 45-31-6 (96pts) – 2nd in Metro Division

Playoffs – Lost to LA in Stanley Cup Final (1-4)

Rookie Camp Announced

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Bring on the rookies!

Bring on the rookies!

With training camp closely upon us, the New York Islanders have announced their rookie camp will open up this Friday September12th-17th at Nassau Coliseum.

The practices will be run by Bridgeport Sound Tigers Head Coach Brent Thompson

Players include:

Forwards:  Jason Clark, Sebastian Collberg, Victor Crus Rydberg, Michael Dal Colle, Connor Graham, Mike Halmo, Josh Ho-Sang,  Ross Johnston, Anders Lee, John Persson, Alan Quine, Ryan Strome, Johan Sundstrom, Lukas Sutter

Sunday Times 9.7.2014

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Football season starts today, which means Hockey is approaching!

Football season starts today, which means Hockey is approaching!

As the weeks go by and October gets closer, Isles Talk will be doing team previews to get New York Islanders fans prepped up for their final season at Nassau Coliseum. Also towards the end of September, Isles Talk will also have some predictions for this upcoming season. It’s a little cooler out and that’s okay.

Third Time’s A Charm

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And the drama continues.

And the drama continues.

From Fortune.com

Some Islanders Return Early

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Will the early bird get the worm?

Will the early bird get the worm?

Since it is September and just weeks away from the start of training camp, I just wanted to post a few tweets from the New York Islanders for your viewing pleasure. Brock Nelson, Cal Clutterbuck, Eric Boulton, T.J. Brennan, Matt Martin, Frans Nielsen, Thomas Hickey, Andrey Pedan, Matt Carkner and Lukas Sutter are all at an informal skating practice at Ice Works. If they post any more, I will put them on here. As my sister loves to say “Get Excited!!!”

Right Place, Right Time For Brennan

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We may have to throw Cronin a few more bucks. Photo courtesy of Torontoobserver.ca

We may have to throw Cronin a few more bucks. Photo courtesy of Torontoobserver.ca

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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sportstalk1240

 

 

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

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