On the Islanders Beat: Less Fun More Wins

Islanders coach Ted Nolan has protested on more than one occasion this season that no one should think one of his teams would play the trap, the slowdown game perfected over the years by the Devils. But it’s obvious now that the Islanders’ first commitment must be to the defensive end no matter how much they struggle to put the puck in the net.

That style of game is a marketer’s nightmare and certainly is less entertaining than last season’s aggressive forechecking approach.

Guess I’m not the only one who feels this way.

On the Islanders Beat

Win or Entertain?

As I get older, I’m finding it harder to be a sports fan. When I was a kid, it was all about the wins and losses. I didn’t really care how my favorite teams played. I just wanted them to win. Now, with the cost of tickets and everything else associated with going to a game, it better be worth my time. That means more than just winning. Case in point, my favorite NHL team, the New York Islanders. Continue reading