This New York Islanders Off-season is bound to bring changes to the team, and the people around it. I wish them well.
Like any team missing the playoffs in pro sports, the New York Islanders have to plot a course back to the post season, and to an eventual championship. As a fan and a blogger, I wish them well.
I wish Garth Snow well in his search for a new tenant for his basement. With his own job security so tenuous, the income will come in handy.
I wish John Tavares well in his contract negotiations. May they be expeditious and lucrative. And may you collect on the Conn Smythe bonus several times during the next eight years with the Isles.
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I wish Jack Capuano well in his search for a new coaching position. He seems like a decent man, miscast as an NHL head coach. May he be hired by one of our division rivals.
I wish Casey Cizikas well as the first captain of the Las Vegas Golden Retrievers. For he shall surely be the one to set the example for them not to “dog it”.
I wish Josh Bailey well basking in the accomplishment of leading the team in assists for the first time. That’s a big deal.
I wish Garth Snow well in his search for boxes, you know, to clean out his office. Soon.
I wish J. F. Berube well in his attempt to become a goalie again. The President of the United States played golf more often in the last month, literally, than Berube has played goal in the past TWO YEARS!!!.
I wish Jon Ledecky well in his search for a brilliant hockey mind to replace a decidedly less than brilliant hockey mind.
I wish Ryan Pulock well in chanting his mantra this summer, as he comes to terms with his unorthodox deployment.
I wish Matthew Barzal well in his quest for the Memorial Cup. May your junior career end with success.
I wish Ilya Sorokin well when he buys a Powerball ticket during this summer’s prospect camp. May it yield enough so that he can buy himself out of his KHL contract.
I wish Johan Sundstrom well in his return to Long Island to replace Casey Cizikas as fourth line center. Big shoes to fill.
KHL, T-Shirts, and 20 Goal Streaks
I wish Dennis Seidenberg well on his new contract with one of the KHL’s unpronounceable franchises. Perhaps he will play for Khzcklavet AEXQO-Zhktstov.
I wish Thomas Greiss well in his newly threatened position as the newly appointed number one goalie. And we wish him well, having contract security for the first time in his career.
I wish Anders Lee well in the T-Shirt swag business he announced last year… that we have not heard about even once since.
I wish Jason Chimera and Brock Nelson well as they prepare to embark on their third, and fourth, consecutive 20 goal seasons, respectively.
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I wish Travis Hamonic well in his desire for inner peace. A rough personal season, followed by a poor professional season, is a difficult road.
I wish Matt Duchene well in his quest to mesh with his Islander wingers Shane Prince and Alan Quine. Unless Connor Jones stick on the roster.
I wish Garth Snow well as Assistant Regional General Manager for the Scranton JimPams professional hockey team. I heard they serve Schroot Beets at the concession stands.
I wish Ryan Strome well in his fight to make the Stromes more relevant than the Reinharts. Quite a battle going on there.
I wish next season’s ice well in its attempt to freeze properly.
I wish the new President of Hockey Operations well if he attempts to ask Johnny Boychuck, face to face, to waive his no move clause for the expansion draft. Who is that brave?
I wish Keifer Bellows well in his first season in the WHL. Not having homework, RULES!!!!
I wish Doug Weight well in his search to find the strength to dismiss whomever necessary from his coaching staff so that they can be replaced by a special teams genius.
And of course, the warmest of well wishes to all-time Islander great Andong Song for setting a personal record of scoring a point in one consecutive season.