Top Shelf : Islanders Daily 6/17/13


Jun 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Boston Bruins left wing

Daniel Paille

(20) celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the overtime period in game two of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final at the United Center. The Bruins won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Middletown, N. J – As we prepare for game three of an already classic Stanley Cup final this evening with the series shifting to Boston, all is quiet on the home front sort of speak with the Islanders.

The trade of Mark Streit‘s negotiating rights complete the focus now shifts to June 30 when the NHL draft takes place in Newark, NJ. Will there be more moves to come for general manager Garth Snow? You can almost certainly count on it, however, at the present moment he is wise to keep negotiating with his own and get his current players under contract.

The joke that has become the NHL awards is over and done and you can check out my views on the subject in the ‘links’ section below. Today report cards continue and another Q&A is coming soon as well as we continue our tour of the Fansided network.


Around The Twitter-Sphere

  • You don’t have issues. You are an Islanders fan coming off our best season in a very long time. Perfectly normal. My therapist told me so. Hee-Hee
  • I would not be either. This has been a classic after only two games. How late do the teams keep us up tonight?
  • And a new fan is born. As we say over and over again, there is NOTHING like the Stanley Cup Finals anywhere in sports. It has the ability to lure you in, grab on and never let go.
  • They sure did Rich. In a league that still faces obstacles ahead with its business model and salaries spiking out of control plus another potential labor unrest coming years down the road, this is something they have nailed perfectly.

Around The NHL

  •  TD Bank Garden, tonight, 8pm EST (NBC Sports Network) – Game three of the Stanley Cup Finals as the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Boston Bruins. After arguably out-playing the Blackhawks in United Center, the Bruins come home tied in the best of seven series at 1 game apiece. Corey Crawford has been magnificent in goal for Chicago and if the Hawks are to steal a game back they are going to have to find their offensive mojo. For the Bruins, it has to be business as usual. Keep grinding. It is already a classic and there are still 5 potential games to go.

I leave you with the best of round three of the 2013 playoffs.