Call to John: The Saga Continues

By Trapp

It’s now time for John Tavares to make a choice. And the correct choice is to leave the Islanders.

John and his camp are set to meet this week at his agency’s location in Los Angeles. He’s got a list of five different teams he’s going to be meeting with as well as the Islanders before July 1st. The five teams are Dallas, Boston, San Jose, Toronto and Tampa Bay. Pierre LeBrun mentioned in a tweet that Tavares “will have phone conversations with 2-3 other teams and perhaps meet with two of them.” So there are other teams in the mix outside of those six teams mentioned above. Vegas is definitely in there, maybe New Jersey.

It is possible that John says fuck it all and re-signs with the Islanders for eight more years getting that extra year. I don’t know where the fuck he’s gonna end up. He’s gonna stay in New York or go somewhere else. You would think that if he was completely sold on Lou coming in hot and bringing in Bad Boy Barry then the deal would be done to stay with the Islanders. But who knows. Just don’t go to Toronto. Fuck that team.

Here’s all the Islander fans right now:

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Barry Trotz Named Islanders Head Coach

By Trapp

Two weeks after winning the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals, Trotz gives the organization his resignation as head coach and was then deemed a free agent.

Insert New York Islanders. Lou Lamoriello is hired, comes in and gets rid of the garbage in Garth Snow and fires Doug Weight. With the NHL draft approaching and in need of a coach Lou wastes no time and calls up Barry now that he’s available.

After the two met and gave it a couple of days for everyone to speculate, the announcement was made a day before the 2018 NHL Draft. Trotz agreed to a five year deal doubling what his previous salary was in Washington.

Is this enough to entice John Tavares to sign that eight year extension? Time will tell.

I Really Thought Drouin Exploded Last Night

By Trapp

Thomas Hickey laid out a monstrous hit on Jonthan Drouin last night in every sense of the word. If you were watching the Islander/Tampa game last night you got to see some shit. An absolute bomb by HedMAN, an awful Leddy goal. But, if you were Jonathan Drouin, you weren’t seeing much other stars and fuckin rainbows after Hickey’s body completely annihilated you. Drouin was damn near baby giraffe after the hit.


This isn’t stick and puck over at your local rink, don’t make that move at the blueline…ever. 

Tavares, Islanders Join nWo

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By Doud

Well you knew this was coming, there was no way the isles would move to Brooklyn and not want to jump on the Nets’ all black everything bandwagon to attempt to drum up the BK Hipster fandom.  Lets get one thing clear off the top: if you say you hate this look your’re wrong and Kevin Nash, Hollywood Hogan and Scott Hall will fuck you up.  Its a solid uniform set head to toe with a simplistic, yet iconic jersey design with the four pinstripes on the sleeves representing the only time they’ve ever been relevant  …well you know what it represents.  The NY logo is bold and front and center and is honestly a great look.  The BKLYN helmet logos are a bit of a mouthful but fit the overall motif they’re goin for of “yo we play in Brooklyn now so get over it.”

Having said that is Barclay’s Center actually a prison?  Or does this look just re-iterate that Islander fans won’t show up to Brooklyn and they anticipate the place being as silent as a mime? Perhaps its a dark representation that the Islanders are in fact dead considering that name is nowhere to be found on this uni.  We all know Brooklyn is hipster as fuck but didn’t realize how emo it apparently is (I could go on and on). Either way it’s yet another large departure from the solid and iconic blue and orange uniform/color set that the Isles have always had, which along with the Oilers is up there as best in the game, and that’s the only reason why Islander die-hards might deride them.  That, and all the other reasons I listed in this paragraph.

Washed Up Wednesday: Mike Watt

by Trapp

  
Mike Watt

Mike fuckin watt.

I remember religiously proclaiming this guys last name as a kid any time I heard it on the TV during a game. WATT!!! Not an extensive NHL resumè. He broke over 150 games in the show with 4 different teams. Mike wasn’t known for lighting the lamp either with 15 goals and 26 assists for a career total of 41 points. 

  

Tonight’s Schedule and Fike Misher

  

By Trapp

Possible series clinchers tonight with Chicago and Calgary. Going to be another very exciting night of playoff hockey. 

Nashville’s only hope is if Carrie Underwood is present tonight. Also Fike Misher is in the same category as Dan Girardi for strong as fuck faces. 

  

Gib waj.

Orpik Takes A Beer to the Face

By Doud

Gotta give credit to the barbarian Isle fans for keeping enough beer in their cup ’til the end of OT to even be able to accomplish this feat.  I need a longer clip here to see if he drank Long Island reeb right in their faces in celebration of the Cap’s OT victory off a Nik Backstrom GWG.   Drink up Brooks….btw your name is plural which is weird cuz you’re one singular person so clean that shit up.

Spin-O-Rama Goals Outlawed

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By Doud

Hey remember that time Strome and Bailey embarrassed Marty on back to back shootout spin goals for the win? No? Well that’s cool cuz YouTube exists:

That was a cool day.  Unfortunately we won’t have the privilege of seeing any of these dope moves going further.  From the NHL:

Rule 24 – Penalty Shot

The ‘Spin-O-Rama’ move, as described in Section 24.2 of the 2013-14 NHL Rule Book, will no longer be permitted either in Penalty Shot situations or in the Shootout.

Sucks.  Cry more about it, goalies.  NHL apparently wants to protect the ‘tenders from gettin their feelings hurt now in addition to constant protection from injury. Here’s my question: is it still legal on a regular break away? I NEED to see someone score that way on opening night.  Preferably against Schneider.

Like 6 years ago or so when Jason Blake beat the Devils and Scott Clemenson on the same move in Toronto legit the next day John Madden came into my former place of business and i asked him how he felt about it to which he replied, ” Sick move.  Whatever he can do for the win.”  He loved to elaborate.

I guess less highlights are cool.  Bettman doing it big per usual.

Johnny Tav Done For Year, NHL’ers In Olympics is SWEET.

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All of Long Island as of yesterday:

By Doud

Well this was inevitable.  A star player succumbing to a debilitating injury during a tournament where he doesn’t get paid, in the middle of the height of the NHL season, and is on the other side of the planet attempting to uphold his native patriotism.  How cool must it be to be an Islander fan?  Team was goin nowhere as it was, now the only glimmer of home and reason to venture forth to the Mausoleum is on the shelf til next fall.  Zero chance Tommy Van sticks around for this shit.

Dude Pisses At Yankee Stadium Last Night, Where it Was Cold

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By Doud

Beer and hockey just flat out go hand in hand, as you can tell by the name of this blog site. I was in the Bronx last night where the bathroom lines were long as fuck and the beer lines were even longer, and I’dbe lying if i told you it didn’t cross my mind to leak out all over the house that Steinbrunner’s dough built. Everyone pregamed hard as both Stan’s and Billy’s were unmanageably packed and clearly this dude takes the cake as the drunkest guy in the stadium. Clearly it was pretty damn cold too. Bro, clean it up, at least turn the other way so you’re not sunning literally 50,000 onlookers.

PS Rangers pajama pants chick is likely a smoke