Jeff Capellini

Brock Nelson

Capellini: Islanders’ Lack Of Impact Moves So Far This Offseason Is A Troubling Sign

The Isles bowed out in the first round of last season’s playoffs following a 101-point season in which they limped to the finish line. Their solution so far this offseason has been to do basically nothing.

07/14/2015

Sheldon Richardson

Green Lantern: Richardson Is Great, But May Be More Trouble To Jets Than He’s Worth

Sheldon Richardson’s selfishness should force the Jets to be a bit more flexible and less heavy-handed with Muhammad Wilkerson.

07/09/2015

Andrea Pirlo

Capellini: With The Pirlo Party Set To Begin, NYCFC Fans Are In For Quite A Ride

Some may say Andrea Pirlo’s time with New York City FC will be nothing more than a glorified farewell tour, but the truth is he still has the chops to be a headliner, at least for the time being.

07/07/2015

Yankees catcher Brian McCann hits a two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium on June 6, 2015. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Capellini: With McCann A New Man, Yankees Are Finally Getting What They Paid For

Remember when Brian McCann was labeled as a player who couldn’t cut it in New York? That was a long time ago, it seems. These days, it’s hard to imagine the Yankees succeeding without him.

06/11/2015

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop makes a save against the New York Rangers during the first period of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on May 29, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: In The End It Was A Bishop — Not A King — That Ruled The Garden

If fans and media are going to continue to insist on calling Henrik Lundqvist the “king,” it’s only appropriate they start addressing Ben Bishop properly. “Kingslayer” perhaps?

05/30/2015

Geno Smith (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Jets’ Offseason Party Was A Rager — Until The QBs Showed Up

Mike Maccagnan has given Jets fans a reason to believe, but as long as the most important position on the field remains a crapshoot, the real expectations cannot begin.

05/05/2015

Jaroslav Halak

Capellini: Islanders’ Chances In Game 7 Come Down To 2 Words — Jaroslav Halak

He had a good, but not great, regular season. So far he’s been very good in the playoffs. Now the Islanders need Jaroslav Halak to be exceptional. And history suggests he should be.

04/27/2015

The Islanders’ Cal Clutterbuck, left, tangles with the Capitals’ Curtis Glencross during Game 3 of the teams’ opening-round playoff series on April 19, 2015 at Nassau Coliseum. (Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders’ Fourth Line Having A Ball Bringing The Boom To The Capitals

The Islanders came out like guided missiles to begin Game 3, launching themselves at everything that moved. And to absolutely no one’s surprise, the fourth line led the way.

04/20/2015

Ryan Strome celebrates after scoring a second-period goal in the Islanders' 4-1 win over the Capitals in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series in Washington on April 15, 2015. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Capellini: With An Effort Most Didn’t Expect, Islanders Grew Up In A Hurry In Game 1

The Islanders were simply a different team in Game 1 than the one that went just 6-8-5 over the season’s final quarter. They imposed their will against the Capitals.

04/16/2015

Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak looks behind him following a goal by the Flyers in the third period on April 7, 2015, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Are Doing An Absolutely Wonderful Job Making A Mess Of Everything

It happened so fast on Tuesday night, there wasn’t time to feel much of anything except total shock. The anger came later.

04/08/2015

Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: With Playoffs Looming, Islanders Need Halak To Be Their MVP The Rest Of The Way

Jaroslav Halak is a very good goaltender. But does he have the game to help take the Islanders to the next level? We’re going to find out.

03/30/2015

Darrelle Revis

Green Lantern: Revis’ Return A Clear Sign Of Jets’ New Commitment To Winning

Forever feeling cut off at the knees, the Jets fan is walking a little taller this day.

03/11/2015

Dalton Prout of the Columbus Blue Jackets defends the Islanders' John Tavares, right, as he turns with the puck during the second period on Jan. 10, 2015 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Capellini: As Islanders Prep For Stretch Run, Tavares Has Taken His Game To A New Level

Long a great player on a team not ready to take the next step, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 draft has carried himself like a superstar this season and his team has responded in kind.

02/23/2015

A puck gets past Islanders goalie Chad Johnson during the game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 23, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders’ Excellent Record Hides Some Flaws That Must Be Fixed

How good are the Islanders? We’re going to find out as they are set to begin a brutal seven-game road trip through Western Canada and points elsewhere.

12/31/2014

Rex Ryan greets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley with a hug during pregame workout on Dec. 28, 2014. (credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Rex Was The Right Guy For Jets And Deserved Better Than He Got

Somebody should thank this man for his service. He deserves it and then some.

12/29/2014

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