Isles to Play Pre-Season Game in Bridgeport

The Islanders have announced that they will play a pre-season game in Bridgeport at Webster Bank Arena, the home of their AHL affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The game will take place on Friday, October 3rd against the Boston Bruins. Tickets go on sale to the general public on June 6.

Other pre-season games that have previously been announced for the upcoming year are:
September 22 against Ottawa in Newfoundland
September 26 against the Devils in Brooklyn




170 comments
cournoyer
cournoyer

Grab the broom LA cleaning house

Scott Weinstein
Scott Weinstein

Funny how Darryl Sutter was just sitting on the sidelines at his Viking ranch, anybody could've snapped him up, and turns the Kings into a machine. Right coach, right situation, right time.

dinbigd
dinbigd

I would trade the 5th pick for a new coach

mrcisback
mrcisback

 My 3 kids asked me what i want for fathers day and i said besides a little peace of mind i said "a new owner,a new GM and a new coach. There still scratching their heads. If i had a second choice an LA sweep would be nice also.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

I just want the sale to go through. I believe we have a very bright future.  With an owner who has the courage and resources to bring in the right GM and coach, and invest in the right veteran pieces, we can be a contender in 24 months.  

orange2327
orange2327

@mrcisback same can be applied to the mets.

dkdk
dkdk

MrC .... Good idea, now I know what I will be asking for!

Isleguy27
Isleguy27

@Macacawitz I'm curious, if you believe the Islanders have a bright future, why do you feel the GM should be replaced? After all, he's the GM that created the bright future with the current group in Long Island isn't he?

orange2327
orange2327

@macacawitz define contender ok?..lol.

dkdk
dkdk

What is scary is the Metsies would be right there if the pen hadn't trashed what feels like a dozen games already.

orange2327
orange2327

@islesguy27 not hiring your backup goalie as gm is key.or 2 minor league coaches.

shamwow
shamwow

@islesfan77 @Macacawitz

Yeah, because billionaires need to count their pennies, right?

Chuck Wang has plenty of "resources": cable TV money, Barclays money, and the  700M he stole from Computer Associates shareholders.

Only those on his payroll and the willfully ignorant say otherwise.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

@Isleguy27 @Macacawitz That's an excellent question, I'm glad you asked.  Someone already made the point, when you draft at the bottom year after year after year after year after year, you're going to wind up with some talented prospects.  These prospects now need to be nurtured and developed and taught how to win.  They need the best coaching available, they also need to be surrounded with veteran leaders who can teach and aid in their development.  Just because you drafted them, doesn't mean your going to be able to develop them.  In order for a GM to to best represent and bargain on behalf of his team, he must be respected.   I'd argue that in GM circles, Garth Snow commands the least respect.  Why you ask?  Because he's never really been the GM.....he's been the puppet of a lunatic owner who micromanages everything.  Snow is perceived as an afterthought hiding behind the worst owner in the history of the game.  He's a remnant of an awful past, a reminder of how far the team had sunk. 


Few teams in the history of this great game need a fresh start and total makeover more than the Islanders.  Our long nightmare is about to end.  


The stench that emanates from Uniondale cannot be dragged to Brooklyn.  It's time to clean house.  Snow along with the rest of the gang of fools to take up space in the islanders offices must go.

dkdk
dkdk

When you draft top 5 every year it would be pretty hard not to have a few good prospects wouldn't it?

orange2327
orange2327

@dkdk notice that after the mets fired their hitting coach they went on a tear. Now I know its not quid pro quo but at least the mets were willing to shake things up.

orange2327
orange2327

@dkdk thats true actually the metsies show some signs of life but june is to the mets what november is to the isles.

dkdk
dkdk

Orange, the woe is wang thing is as sickening as the rags in the finals.

islesfan77
islesfan77

@shamwow @islesfan77 @Macacawitz  So which am I, on the payroll or willfully ignorant? 

1. I don't believe Wang is a billionaire.

2. He does not have the Barclays money yet, but it may be a game changer in the future (I hope).

3. Cable TV money is not enough to make payroll.

4. No proof he stole $700M from CA

5. I believe Wang is worth $700M.


I consider myself a huge Islander fan (not a fan of Wang or Snow), but if I had $700M, I would never reach into my pocket to support the team. The team has to become self-sufficient. It is a business.


Is Barclays the answer? I don't know. I was hoping the annual payment would be more then $75M, I hope with that and the cable money, it is enough for anyone who owns the team, to put a competitive product on the ice for years to come.

Don22
Don22

@orange2327 LOL.  Firing their hitting coach is shaking things up?  

dkdk
dkdk

And orange wasn't hudgens tied to alderson for almost 20 years and he was still shown the door? Even the mets occasionally look for accountability.

islesfan77
islesfan77

@dkdk Personally, I would rather not see the Rangers in the finals, but hey, that's just me.

orange2327
orange2327

@dkdk ok look some people are gonna defend wang by omission or commission. But dont lie and say wang is worth only 700 million when hes worth over 925 million and is listed as the 278th richest person in America.

orange2327
orange2327

@islesguy27 hey bubb " no proof he stole 700m" bwwaaahhhh. We've been over that. He left no emails or voice mail geez can you come up with something better. Also better check more credible sources about how much he's really worth as of FORBES FEBRURAY 23 EST NET WORTH OF CHARLES B WANG more than 925 million eggrolls.

dkdk
dkdk

Dipping in his own pocket? First of all he had no problem dipping into the pockets of CA investors. Secondly he is about to sell the team for a 200M plus profit.

islesfan77
islesfan77

@orange2327 it was not a lie, it was old information. I don't research Wang all the time (have a life) and apparently I am not a good supporter of his if I don't know his current net worth. I have no reason doubt Forbes. 


By the way, you are the very last person on this blog that should be questioning anyone's honesty. 


By the way, you are actually more funny when you are not trying to be. Classic.

dkdk
dkdk

Right orange, and adding 6-7 more scouts and legit GM and coach would add a whopping 3-4M which is like 20 bucks to most people defending his pocketbook

islesfan77
islesfan77

@orange2327 Yes, we have been over it and you have produced no proof to support your claim. No conviction, no finding of liability. 


However, I love your contorted logic: Wang left no e-mails or voice mails so this means he is guilty. Oh I would love to see that approach to the judge:


Prosecutor: Judge, we have no proof of any kind to support our case, no e-mails or voices. 


Judge: Well, clearly if you have no evidence, he must be guilty. Let me hear you on sentencing. 


On what planet is the lack of evidence equal to a guilty charge?


islesfan77
islesfan77

@dkdk You still have no proof that he took money from CA investors, repeating it several times does not make it true.  For all I know, it may be true, but until there is proof, you have nothing but allegations.

orange2327
orange2327

@dkdk hey man this islesguy27 is either clueless or cannot read. Wangs net worth is listed as of march 2014 to be over 925 million not the 700 million this chump says.

islesfan77
islesfan77

@dkdk When it comes out of your pocket in addition to the $10-$30 million that Hockey News believes that Wang might have spent from his pocket during some of the years of his tenure, you might feel differently. I wouldn't do it. Instead, I would try to create a revenue stream for the Islanders so that it can last for generations even when I am gone. 

dkdk
dkdk

Oh and those people aren't getting 250% return on their investment either.

orange2327
orange2327

@dkdk you mean hiring a legit organizational staff might upset the FOG FRIEND OF GARTH scenario.

islesfan77
islesfan77

@orange2327 Apparently, you are the one who is clueless or cannot read. I am Islesfan77, not islesguy27.  FOCUS. Know who you are responding to when you get your facts wrong.


The last number I read was that Wang was worth $700. I double checked online and it appears that this was an old number. Apparently this figure is a few years old. 


"chump" - that is funny. Tough talk from an orange.

orange2327
orange2327

@dkdk garth may have to part with his oujia board and chinese beeds on draft day.

dkdk
dkdk

And now that you brought up the GM we found in the shower, it is great reading all the trade rumors for guys like Evander Kane, then you read Winnipeg papers and blogs and it sounds like any offer must start with a 2015 number 1. And why don't we have a 2015 number one again? It must be some sort trauma but I am blacking out on that. But I forgot Garfie is doing a good job. Just don't look at his coaching hires, the trades he made, or free agents he signed.

islesfan77
islesfan77

@dkdk Personally, I did not like the Vanek trade from day one, but many other fans did.

orange2327
orange2327

@dkdk and dont you know dk we can get just about anybody for hamonic and bailey if garth tries really really hard.

dkdk
dkdk

I smell a Bailey for Peter Regin deal coming.

orange2327
orange2327

@dkdk that would rank with the jesse Graham blockbuster signing.

islesfan77
islesfan77

@orange2327 Right, lets not sign young unproven players ever. Let's not sign our draft picks because they are not blockbusters. Only have proven players on the team at all times. Do not try to build from the draft and do not try to make your farm team good. 


Sarcasm off.


That was for you RM. Be well.

dkdk
dkdk

Czhoochzmanzzzzzzzzz

orange2327
orange2327

@dkdk that was my second choice.

dkdk
dkdk

Lol ..... Time to focus on what retread gets a one year deal to play with JT

dkdk
dkdk

That is who I called over a year ago. A close second is Petrov. Bribe him with a guaranteed one way deal sight unseen like we did so productively with Ullstrom at the expense of niño.

orange2327
orange2327

@dkdk I don't dk the corsi boys are in love with penner so who knows. Might be fun to actually see someone his size up front just for kicks

dkdk
dkdk

I could take a flyer on penned, but he does have a lot of kasha/sisbister in him. He looks like a beast for a few games then hibernates for a bunch. Then again it has gotten Bailey far on this team

orange2327
orange2327

@dkdk the thing with penner is he's a beast on teams that are beasts. Anaheim/LA on the isles who havent been in beast mode as a franchise since richie pilon and kasper and king were rocking pens in 1993.

dkdk
dkdk

Another very valid point. There is one guy I think is UFA that I wanted when he was waived, jussi Jokinen. Great penalty killer, gritty, sound in all zones and could chip in some offense.