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Jeff Capellini

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Capuano Spared Means Snow Knows He Failed The Islanders

Don’t look so down, Jack. You get to keep your job. You have basically been cleared of wrongdoing. Garth has rightly jumped on the grenade.

04/16/2014

The New York Islanders Stanley Cup Championship banners are shown during the game against the Ottawa Senators on Jan. 29, 2008 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Capellini: All Hail The Gospel According To Howie On ‘Minor League’ Nassau County

MSG Network play-by-play man Howie Rose will always be the ultimate professional, and won’t shy away from telling the viewers what he really thinks. Call him a homer at your own peril.

04/02/2014

Jets quarterback Geno Smith celebrates his touchdown against the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 22, 2013, at MetLife Stadium. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: All These Years Later, Jets Now Understand The Importance Of QB

In a perfect world, the Jets would be equipping Geno Smith — and only Geno Smith — for the 2014 season. Only they aren’t, and I can’t say I blame them. But their plan at quarterback will end up being a wise decision.

03/24/2014

Charles Wang and Garth Snow of the New York Islanders watch the draft board during day two of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 23, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Are Creeping Up On A Point Of No Return With Their Fans

It’s getting more and more difficult to convince anyone that perception of the Islanders is any different than their true reality.

03/06/2014

John Tavares and Islanders General Manager Garth Snow, right, speak to the media during a press conference to announce Tavares had signed a six-year contract extension on Sept. 15, 2011 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Islanders)

Capellini: Garth Going To Bat For Islanders Season-Ticket Holders Is Hysterical

Garth Snow is angry, and understandably so. But the words that came out of his mouth on Thursday regarding the shocking injury that ended John Tavares’ Olympics and, more importantly, his season with the Islanders, were misguided.

02/21/2014

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

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