Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week … New York Islanders

It is very seldom we feature Hockey on these pages but one must give the New York Islanders their due. According to one published report … It took the New York Islanders just shy of 23 years — 8,381 days, to be exact — to finally win a postseason series. They would like to waitContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week … New York Islanders”

Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves

Rants:Florida State…29 game win streak over and they didn’t look good in the process. The defending champs turned over the ball to Oregon in the second almost at will. Not the way you expected the defending champs to go out. If this was boxing this would be a knockout. Rants:New York Yankees …Hey anybody knowsContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves”

Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves

Rants:Lakers are interested in Larry Brown…why? By the time the ink is dry on the contract Brown will be plotting his exit strategy and will leave another franchise in ruins. The Lakers need to think out the box on this one. Maybe they are just exploriing all options but this one they need to passContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves”

Congratulations to the New York Rangers …on to the Stanley cup

It took 54 years for the Rangers to win it all back in 1994. Now 20 years later after their last Stanley cup, they now return back to the Stanley Cup finals as they await the winner of the Western Conference Finals between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings. For now though NewContinue reading “Congratulations to the New York Rangers …on to the Stanley cup”

John Tortorella fired by Canucks

It’s not often that Hockey is mentioned or covered here at Smallthoughtsinasportsworld but just found this too interesting or ironic to pass up. Last season John Tortorella was the head coach of the New York Rangers. If you live in the New york area, you know how much air time is devoted to the Yankees,Continue reading “John Tortorella fired by Canucks”

Should the New York Rangers hire Mark Messier as their head coach ?

Lawrence Taylor, Phil Simms, Tom Seaver, Mike Piazza, Walt Clyde Frazier, Earl the Pearl Monroe, Willis Reed, Patrick Ewing these are legends in New york sports and yes I know I left a few out because there are alot more.Mickey Mantle, Joe Dimaggio, Willie Mays, Whitey Ford the list goes on on and on. InContinue reading “Should the New York Rangers hire Mark Messier as their head coach ?”

Ouch I know that hurt!!!

Seroiusly, this was last night at the Rangers Islanders hockey game and if I ever wanted to be a sideline reporter …well let’s say I might not want to do hockey. Just check out this action.The amazing thing is John Giannone never broke stride and kept talking throught it … a total professional. We hopeContinue reading “Ouch I know that hurt!!!”

The Tide drowns the Irish, NHL is back, and Dwight Howard is up to his old bag of magic…

Congratulations are in order to the Alabama Crimson Tide who beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the National Title game 42- 14. Maybe I was holding out for hope for the underdog (Notre Dame) but being that I didn’t have a true rooting interest in this game, I was hoping that it was atContinue reading “The Tide drowns the Irish, NHL is back, and Dwight Howard is up to his old bag of magic…”