Travis Hamonic

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Islanders-Penguins Preview

By: David Kolb | @DavidKolbMSG NEW YORK ISLANDERS (3-4-0) @ PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (4-2-1) UPHILL CLIMB The Islanders have their work cut out for them tonight, as they play the second half of a back-to-back set when they visit Pittsburgh. Back-to-backs are never easy, and playing after a tough 3-2 home loss to the Montreal Canadiens. […]

Islanders Break Up Day: Time for Good-Byes And Hello Again, Travis Hamonic

@StanFischler Travis Hamonic made one heck of a deal for the Islanders and he’s not even the general manager. Poof! Just like that, the big defenseman re-inserted himself into the 2016-17 lineup when just about everyone from Woodmere to Winnipeg believed he was hellbent for Manitoba. It’s the best thing that’s happened to the Islanders […]

Rating The ‘Delicious Dozen’ Met-Area Players

  @StanFischler One of my personal all-time favorite books — among the 100 or so that I’ve written since 1967 — happens to be titled HOCKEY’S 100; otherwise known as the best hundred players ever. That was written before anyone else in our scribbling business got around to such a listing and, with that in […]

One-Shot Wonders Or For Real?

  @StanFischler You don’t have to be a philosopher, such as Socrates, to know that a star one night could turn into a storm-cloud one evening later. Ditto for hockey players who enjoy a “simply-mahvelous” season. Yeah, what about next year? How many “One-Shot-Wonders” have been waxed ecstatic about one semester only to find them […]

P.A. Who? And Six Locals To Keep An Eye On In 2012-13

@StanFischler WHY P.A. PARENTEAU WILL BE QUICKLY FORGOTTEN IN NASSAU As a player and as a person, P.A. Parenteau was a delight to be around. Ever-smiling, he made himself available to the media, win or lose. On the ice, he proved to be one of those out-of-nowhere success stories; literally rags to riches; the recent […]