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As every Islander fan knows, the MVP of the Islanders 2016-17 non-playoff team was Josh Bailey, the former top 10 draft pick who averages the same 12.5 goals a year that a solid 4th line center pulls off. And many Islanders fans are calling already for Bailey to be the MVP of this early 2017-18 season.

https://www.msgnetworks.com/videos/expectations-for-young-isles-keys-to-successful-campaign/Why push for Bailey to be the MVP? Well, because the folks promoting him are not Islander fans. They're #IslandersKoolAid. Because in the modern history of the NHL, no player has won the MVP scoring 13 goals in a hot year. Even Adam Oates, who fed 80 goals to Brett Hull, didn't make an impact on hockey history. Largely because he didn't score 80 goal...

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October 6 officially made it Episode 11 of whatever buffoonery Islanders fans have had to endure, but I wanted to make a Star Wars themed blog because I like Star Wars, so thats that.

Why a Star Wars theme? Well, aside of being curious if Disney will sue me, I also look at Garth Snow like a combination of the "rule of two" from Star Wars. And no, that's not a fat joke. Yes, he is a fat joke, but that's not the point.

Not familiar with the rule of two? In Star Wars the bad guys- the Sith- work in pairs. A master, and an apprentice. The most famous pairing is Emperor Darth Sidious and his apprentice, Darth Vader.

Snow behaves much like the Emperor in Star Wars. He comes in with a know it all attitude, yet doesn't know it all. He ruins everyth...

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For many people, this piece will not be funny. It will in fact be obnoxious and insulting. To whomever sees it that way, congratulations- you are #IslesKoolAid.

What is #IslesKoolAid you ask? Islanders Kool Aid are Islander fans whom watch hockey from a parallel universe. They grasp greatness from the jaws of mediocrity, grasp being the key word there. They think because they enjoy the games, the team is good. They think that because they enjoy the games, then everyone should enjoy the games. Some even think that their presence in the arena is more important than the outcome on the ice. They see reality as criticism.

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The New York Jets are a punching bag in the NFL. Look at any aspect of the team that you want to. Hiring coaches? Disaster. "BUT THEY HAD BILL PARCELLS!" Just the good version, not the Championship version. Ask Dallas about that.

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Hey all,

Yes, this is a week or so late. That's totally fine, because sometimes you need time to digest something emotional and unsatisfying, like a bad meal, or a divorce, or the results of an election in Nassau County, or the disappointment of a billionaire asking for free land because he really really needs it!

On September 17, 2017 an amazing thing happened. New York Islanders returned to where they made hockey history, sports history, and really were a part of the peak of the existence of Long Island, which unfortunately for any reader under the age of 30 was before your time. Not your fault, as you couldn't vote yet.

But if you can, imagine a time where franchise dining was rare, your neighbors owned where you hung out, you could driv...

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**WARNING- this is NOT for the short of attention span.

The New York Islanders are looking forward to a new season, especially after last season's underwhelming start, barely reaching a .500 record in January, and ultimately surging themselves into an end of season lottery finish. And yes, when you have the chance of using a ping pong ball to acquire the first overall pick in the NHL draft, you are a lottery team.

Understand that a team that has missed the playoffs 7 of the past 10 seasons, plays in an arena that is inadequate for watching live hockey, and is on the verge of losing their first "homegrown" star in two decades totally needs to do something to keep a disengaged hipster fan base in Brooklyn- and a clueless millennial fan base ...

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The New York Islanders, in an attempt to draw fans to the Barclays, have released the partial promotional night schedule. Look for the list of promotions for the entire season - EVERY HOME GAME! - later this month.

Here are some of the monthly highlight "promotions" you can look forward night.

Preseason

September 16: Open Practice, Northwell Health Ice Center at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow NY. Come see the Islanders skate in two different sheets of ice! All fans who attend will be required to buy something at the team store. Also, you may get to see the actual Stanley Cup on display, which is the closest John Tavares will actually come to the Stanley Cup in his Islanders career.

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Regular Season

October 9: My Seats are Better than Yours Night,...

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by Danny Radical

The 2017 Mets are the worst baseball team I have seen since the 2003 Mets. That Mets team was bolstered by Jose Reyes as their only legitimate .300 hitter, and the pitching staff was led by the final decent season of Al Leiter, and the single greatest pitching season of Steve Traschel. Yikes.

Unlike the 2017 Mets who have a few all stars on their roster, the 2003 Mets featured big time starting players like Jeff Duncan and Vance Wilson, starting pitchers like Jae Weong Seo, a bullpen staring Graeme Lloyd, and had Armando Benitez pitch in 45 games only to close 21. And who can forget that the 2003 Mets had 5 pitchers with over 20 games played and ERA's over 10.00. Jesus. The 2003 Mets were an aging team, full of players exi...

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