Isles Ready to Compete With NHL’s Best

I had the chance to cover the New York Islanders Saturday as they took on the Chicago Blackhawks. The Isles prevailed with a 3-2 victory, ending their three-game losing streak and ending the Blackhawks eight-game win streak. The 20-10 Isles have proved to the rest of the league to take them for real. This team can compete with the best. Here’s my story on the game, featuring quotes from head coach Jack Capuano as well as Josh Bailey and Kyle Okposo.

Isles Ready to Compete With NHL’s Best

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Are the Islanders the best team in NY?

I had the chance to cover Islanders-Stars on Saturday October 25th with SportsTalk1240. The Isles won 7-5 in a back and forth affair that ended with a Frans Nielsen buzzer-beating hat trick goal. The Isles got off to a hot start in their final year at Nassau Coliseum, before struggling in the past week. Are the Isles the best team in New York? Here’s my SportsTalk1240.com story on the game and the season.

Islanders Best Team In New York

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3/2/14-The 5th Quarter in New York Sports on AM1240-WGBB

Check out Sunday night’s edition of The 5th Quarter in New York Sports on AM1240-WGBB. Former Yankees great and two-time World Champion Jim Leyritz joined us. We talked about his clutch home runs in the playoffs, playing with Derek Jeter, the current state of the Yankees, and PED use in MLB.

We also discussed the sorry state of the New York Knicks. When will Mike Woodson go? Is Carmelo Anthony going to leave in the offseason? Can the Brooklyn Nets surprise people in the playoffs?

We closed out the show giving our predictions for the 2014 season for the Mets and Yankees.

3/2/14-The 5th Quarter in New York Sports

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