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Andrew MacDonald of the New York Islanders controls the puck in the first period against the New York Rangers during the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium on Jan. 29, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders’ AMac Is A Nice Player, But Not Worth What He’s Asking

Apparently, teams will be lining up during free agency this summer to pay Andrew MacDonald $5 million per season. I say be my guest. The Islanders are very smart for not doing so.

02/07/2014

Islanders GM Garth Snow

Capellini: Vanek Failure Should Not Stop Islanders From Taking Necessary Risks

The Islanders traded for Thomas Vanek because of one simple reason: They are not the Rangers. They cannot sit back and let name recognition sell the franchise. They need to roll the dice to take the next step.

02/04/2014

Carlow East, an Irish pub on 85th Street and Lexington Avenue has become the unofficial NYC home for all Seattle Seahawks fans (Credit: Carlow East/Facebook)

Birds Of A Feather Party Together: NYC Seahawks Fans Build A Nest In New Home

Carlow East, an Irish pub on 85th Street and Lexington Avenue, has turned into the unofficial watering hole for Seahawks fans that have either relocated from the Pacific Northwest or been home grown right here in the Tri-State area.

01/31/2014

Islanders forward Thomas Vanek scores against the Chicago Blackhawks and is congratulated by teammates John Tavares at the Nassau Coliseum on Jan. 2, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Vanek’s Indecision On His Future Puts Massive Pressure On Islanders

Sooner or later, Garth Snow is going to have to make a decision, which likely will be the only decision he can make if things don’t change. Thomas Vanek is the only person who can alter that decision.

01/24/2014

Rakuten Golden Eagles pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Capellini: A-Rod Decision Gives Yankees Financial Flexibility To Add A Lot More

The Yankees have to be thrilled that they won’t have to deal with the distraction that would have come with Alex Rodriguez every waking second of next season. And, oh yeah, they just got an additional $25 million to play with, too.

01/11/2014

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

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