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The Autopsy of John Tavares

By Danny Radical

Yes, I realize that death has been a theme lately with my views of the New York Islanders. You can read about the Obeseuary of Garth Snow if you’re so inclined. And yet once again Snow failed the Islanders, even in the GM afterlife of his absurd and improbable managerial career.

My initial writing of this piece was at 11:40 pm on June 30, 2018. For the week prior many New York Islander fans, myself included, were waiting any second for the announcement of the 8 year contract extension of John Tavares. That never came. The week since has been dealing with the anger his decision created, including the brilliant movement where people remove the Tavares name from their Islander jerseys and use it to label things in kind, like garbage ca...

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It Feels Like Forever

By Danny Radical

Created by Speedy Pete

It feels like forever: How the sports world has changed since the last time it wasn't a Cavaliers/Warriors NBA finals

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For the first time since 2007, whomever is choosing the upcoming draft picks for the New York Islanders will not be named Garth Snow. Garth Snow has picked the last 76 players to enter the Islanders organization via the draft, and just for a quick recap:

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So close, yet so far away from the #1 pick: Why raw
numbers, not percentages, should define the NBA
draft lottery

By Speedy Pete

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The NBA draft lottery has always been interesting to determine the picks order at the top of the

draft. All non-playoff teams get to be a part of it, and are eligible to rise or fall at any point in the

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Lou Lamoriello has been a busy man since he took the position of King of the New York Islanders from his late May 2018 hiring #Loupon. He reassigned the perpetually ineffective Doug Weight, a man who failed as a power play coach which somehow earned his promotion to head coach, where he failed even more. He reassigned the worst General Manager in the NHL, Girth Snow. I’m not sure where Snow will end up with his reassignment, but I can assure you that he’ll fail at that just as majestically. Like a majestic moose.

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There is one area however that I am surprised Lou hasn’t addressed. It’s just as large a failure as the Girth Snow tenure, and it is in dire need of addressing. It’s a simple question:

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The OBESEUARY of Garth Snow

By Danny Radical

If case you haven’t heard, there is reason to be incredibly happy in Islander Country. Yes, the hiring of Lou Lamoriello was a fantastic maneuver by owner Scott Malkin, if only because Lou Lam knows how to put a staff together and make a franchise look professional. But that’s not what I’m talking about.

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The genius of Lou is that he can read fine print and find the loopholes in the document. Call it a Louhole skill. Lou purveyed Garth Snow’s contract- and probably the contract of Doug Weight- and found out a way to avoid the poison pill. #Loupon

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Part one of this piece discussed the impact John Tavares has had on the guys who skate right next to him, titled the JT economy. Part two described the effect that JT has on his line mates bank accounts, and what happens to production when those line mates stop being line mates. Part three will deal with how the JT economy enriched guys who skated near him, guys who watched him skate, and ultimately how face of the franchise John Tavares will have an economic impact of over $1 billion dollars during his career.

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After discussing in depth the impact of John Tavares on many of the wings that have benefited from skating near him, today's focus will be on the guys who skate behind him.

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The JT Economy Comes Home

By Danny Radical

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HORSESHIT.

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The JT Economy

By Danny Radical

Job creation. It's a topic every president since the Great Depression has spoken of at length. It's the basis of a failed economic theory. But to you and me, what does it mean?

Philosophically, there are two camps as to how jobs are created. One says that when you give rich people money, they hire people and create jobs. There's not a lot of evidence supporting this, as usually when you give rich people money they become more rich, which has a lot of evidence supporting such.

The other theory is give middle class and poor people money and they will spend it, because historically that's what they've done, based on the little amount of savings most people have. And usually that grows the economy if it's enough money being kicked back in.

Howe...

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Sports On The Go 1's resident football expert Magic Carl has offered his opinions in this week as a guest writer in this football friendly, draft aware post for you to enjoy!

Date: February 4th, 2018

Location: Super Bowl LII, U.S. Bank Stadium. Minneapolis, Minnesota

New England Patriots VS. Philadelphia Eagles

Eagles - 41

Patriots - 33

It's safe to say many people could’ve predicted the outcome given the QB matchup of this magnitude. Tom Brady, arguably the greatest QB to ever play the game, versus the almost forgotten Nick Foles.

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Just a year ago Brady engineered the most shocking, and greatest comeback in NFL Super Bowl history. Atlanta had a comfortable lead in the 3rd Quarter leading 28 to 3 over the Patriots. In the 4th Quarter with 5:53 seconds remaining, Atlanta still had a 99.0% Win Probability by some metrics. But Brady did what Brady does. He stayed cool under pressure, came back to force overtime, and won it all again. He once again proved teams need an ice-water-in-his-veins QB to win a franchise a Vince Lombardi Trophy.

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