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Thomas Vanek (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Failure To Sign Vanek Will Crush Remaining Faith Isles Fans Have In Snow

The sports-centric saying “it’s getting late early” is a mantra the Islanders operate under, mostly because they always seem to put themselves in perilous situations early in seasons. That applies to the Thomas Vanek situation as well.

01/10/2014

John Idzik (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Now Jets Have To Be All About Mysterious John Idzik

For all the hoopla that’s followed Rex Ryan around, a lot has not been made of John Idzik and the serious task facing this largely unknown general manager going forward.

12/30/2013

Jets head coach Rex Ryan, left, and owner Woody Johnson at MetLife Stadium on Dec. 23, 2012. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Woody’s Character Should Suggest Rex Will Be Rewarded

Jets fans are being bombarded right now with a million stories about Rex Ryan’s future. All I’m going to say is be careful about which ones you take to heart.

12/23/2013

Rex Ryan (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: In An Offense-Heavy NFL, Jets Can No Longer Trust Rex

What comes with being the head coach of the Jets can be unfair at times, but at the end of the day the NFL is a results-oriented business. Rex Ryan might be beyond saving, even with that one ace in the hole he’s always carried around.

12/16/2013

Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, center, scores in overtime against Islanders goalie Anders Nilsson, left, at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 3, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders’ 2013-14 Season Was In Peril Long Before It Started

The Islanders are where they are right now for one simple reason — and it has little to do with injuries. As far as success this season was concerned, the front office mismanaged this thing from the start.

12/05/2013

Jets head coach Rex Ryan, right, and safety Ed Reed look on from the sideline during the game against the Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y., on Nov. 17, 2013. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Baltimore Is The Absolute Last Place The Jets Need To Be Going

Unless something changes in a hurry, the Jets’ game on Sunday in Baltimore has disaster written all over it. We’ve seen it too many times in the past to be naive.

11/20/2013

Ed Reed (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) and Rex Ryan (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Rex Just Did His Young, Impressionable Jets A Serious Solid

Ed Reed may not be the player he once was, but he’s certainly still enough of a player to help the young Jets become men. And he’s here now for one reason and one reason only. Rex Ryan.

11/14/2013

Jets QB Geno Smith hands off the ball to Bilal Powell against the Tennessee Titans. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Now Is Not Time For Jets To Take Ball Out Of Geno’s Hands

Geno Smith is not a game manager, and the Jets have to fight every impulse they might have to make him one. They’re simply not good enough to rely on the run and defense alone.

11/12/2013

Kevin Poulin and Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders lie in the net.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Inexplicably, Islanders In Throes Of Another November To Forget

Since the start of the 2010-11 season, the Islanders are an amazingly bad 7-18-5 in November.

11/11/2013

Rex Ryan (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Rex Remains The Right Guy To Lead Jets Into The Future

Rex Ryan has never sold out. He is who he is and that allure is the main reason why his players always play hard for him. But he has faced one massive obstacle, and, contrary to popular belief, it hasn’t been his mouth.

10/30/2013

Thomas Vanek (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Capellini: Trade For Sniper Vanek Shows Islanders Finally Mean Business

Islanders fans may struggle for a while accepting the fact that one of the most popular players in franchise history is gone, but the truth is Thomas Vanek is a world-class player. Matt Moulson is not.

10/28/2013

Jets running back Chris Ivory runs away from New England’s Brandon Spikes during their game at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 20, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: No Longer Flying Coach, Ivory Can Make The Jets Soar

The Jets and their fans waited almost three months to see if Chris Ivory was worth the investment. If he keeps this up he will prove to be the ultimate steal.

10/23/2013

Defensive tackle Leger Douzable sits alone on the bench after the Jets lost to the Steelers 19-6 at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 13, 2013. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Will The Real Jets Of New Jersey Please Stand Up?

A week after shocking the football world, the Jets are back to being a team in need of an identity in the face of rebuilding. That’s how quickly these things happen.

10/16/2013

Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg (L) and head coach Rex Ryan (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: At Long Last, The Jets Finally Have An Offensive Coordinator

He’s only been here for five games, but new offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg is already proving to be nothing like his predecessors. He’s creative. He’s aggressive. He loves to throw the ball. He believes in balance.

10/09/2013

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov makes a stick save against the Penguins during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on May 7, 2013 in Uniondale, N.Y. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Won’t Be Defined By Rising Stars, But By Goaltenders

As we begin a season that will feature the Islanders for once as a team to reckon with, they have troubling questions at the one position that they really need to have most if not all of the answers.

10/03/2013

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