B.D. Gallof

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Gallof: Islanders’ Playoff Story Ends, But A Better Team Looms On The Horizon

The Isles will assess and look to see what they can improve on this summer. However, the shopping list that has excited fans on Twitter, message boards and in regular conversation is simply unrealistic.

05/16/2013

John Tavares of the Islanders skates in warmups prior Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Gallof: Despite Game 3 Loss, Islanders Exuding Confidence Beyond Their Years

When the Islanders began their rebuild in 2008, following a dismal season and a grim recognition of the severe lack of prospects and future pieces they had in their system, they did not need to look far for role models on how how to turn things around.

05/07/2013

John Tavares shoots and scores a power play goal against Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins on January 29, 2013. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Tavares Vs. Goliath: Gallof’s Islanders-Penguins Playoff Preview

Putting aside the panic among Islanders fans, there are a few items that make this opening-round series interesting.

05/01/2013

John Tavares (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Gallof: 5 Reasons The Islanders Made The Playoffs

All season I’ve stated the Islanders needed 54 points to make the playoffs. They have used a 7-0-3 run to get there. But where they are now can be attributed to many more factors, all of which had to happen.

04/25/2013

The New York Islanders celebrate a power-play goal by Mark Streit #2 (3rd from left) at 8:59 of the first period against the Florida Panthers. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Gallof: Islanders Take Big Step, But Still Have Issues To Overcome

The Islanders got a big home win against the Panthers on Tuesday night, yet there are still concerns and issues to overcome.

04/18/2013

Garth Snow (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Gallof: What To Expect From Islanders Before Trade Deadline Passes

Ok, so how are we going to keep this interesting? Because, to be quite blunt, the addition of Anders Lee to the NHL club from college is about as much action as Isles fans are going to get.

04/03/2013

John Tavares (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Gallof: Despite All The Melodrama, Islanders Are Hanging In There

Who are the 2013 Islanders? That’s hard to say at this point. But they are nearly halfway through their schedule and need to find out soon, or it will be another lost spring on Long Island.

03/06/2013

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Gallof: Islanders Are Red, Fans Are Blue, Capuano Has 2 Games To Fix This Losing Stew

He might have just two games to notch a win. No coach lives comfortably with a multi-game losing streak. Seven in a row could be the last straw for Capuano here in Islanders Country.

02/14/2013

Tyler Kennedy #48 of the Pittsburgh Penguins hits Thomas Hickey #14 of the New York Islanders. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Gallof: If You Are Now Surprised By Islanders’ Struggles, Don’t Be

Let the fear and loathing on Long Island begin. That said, though, don’t let it consume you.

02/06/2013

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Gallof: Islanders’ National TV Spanking Of Penguins Sends Message

Don’t look now, but one-eighth of the way through this compressed season the Islanders are among the top eight teams in the Eastern Conference.

01/31/2013

Islanders winger Matt Martin scores against the Tampa Bay Lightning on January 21. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Gallof: Islanders Made Noticeable Improvements Over Their First 2 Games

After just two games, if you think you know what the New York Islanders are, think again. As bad as Saturday night made you feel, this team looked a lot better Monday.

01/22/2013

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Gallof: Work-In-Progress Islanders Likely 1 More Season Away From Relevance

So here we are, in the midst of a very short training camp, one whole week for teams to get ready for a 48-game sprint to the playoffs. It’s crazy if you think about it. It’s even crazier if you play for the Islanders.

01/17/2013

Ryan Strome

Gallof: Strome May Stick With, Visnovsky May Stick Up Islanders

With the NHL season finally set to start, the Islanders appear ready to give a potential phenom a shot. But while doing so, they may have to move forward without a key acquisition.

01/10/2013

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Gallof: Astonishing Political Bickering Ultimately Led To Islanders Leaving Nassau

This ongoing series will focus on shining a light in an attempt to autopsy why the NHL not only died in Nassau County, but who helped hammer in the nails of the proverbial coffin.

11/12/2012

Islanders to Brooklyn

Gallof: Nassau County’s Perpetual Dysfunction Drove The Islanders Away

To the fair-weather fan or perhaps the former Islanders players who did not follow the storylines, it seems a travesty that Nassau County has lost its hockey team. To just about everyone else paying attention, going to Brooklyn was a no-brainer.

10/25/2012

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