Below are the Bloggers that were chosen to be featured contributors to the NYI Blog Box.  Click the name of the blog to go directly to the Blog.  Click the Blogger ID to view a short biography about the new NYI Blog Box blogger.

Blog Name Blogger ID
 Islanders 360  Mike Carey
 Islanders Outsider  Ken Rosenblatt
 Unique perspectives from 7th Woman  Dee Karl           
 The Tiger Track  Tom Liodice
 Voice of the Islander Fans  Frank Trovato  Michael Schuerlein
 Okposo Net  Kenneth Dick
 Still Drivin'  Mike Gasparino
 IslesNation  Stephen Herrmann
 Islanders Point Blank  Chris Botta
 The View From Section 317  Gary Harding
 Isles Official Outlook  Doug Davidson
 FSC Face-off  Brian Walsh
 Off The Post: Inching Closer to the Future  Rob McGowan
 Former Islander Watch  Brett Schmitt
 Passing the Torch  Glenn Vogel
 The Rivalry  Bryan Berg

Mike Carey Islanders 360
I am a lifelong Islanders fan originally from Baldwin, currently living in Plainview.  I work as a Finance Manager in the semiconductor industry.  My family has had season tickets since 1973, two years before I was born.  The goal of "Islanders 360" is to provide a venue for all fans to read about and discuss the team, beyond what you can find in a traditional newspaper or website.  I hope to provide a unique perspective on issues that normally get overlooked and undervalued.  I'd love to see the blog become a place that Islanders fans congregate to discuss and debate the good and the bad as we progress through the 2007-2008 season.
The Outsider
Islanders Outsider
Ken Rosenblatt has been rooting for the Islanders for 27 years thanks to Ken Morrow and the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team. Born during the inaugural season of Islanders hockey, Ken was raised in Chappaqua, NY, and currently resides in Manhattan with his wife. By day he is an author, editor, and compositor of higher education textbooks on information systems and software certification training.

Ken believes that Islanders Outsider is merely one voice among many that hopes to enrich the experience of being a fan of the New York Islanders. His main goal for Islanders Outsider is simply to have people look forward to visiting again and again because it makes for a good read and presents interesting perspectives on issues relevant to the team and its fans. He welcomes enthusiastic and respectful participation by readers.
Dee Karl Unique perspectives from 7th Woman
 Dee Karl grew up in countless neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens but became an “Islander” when her family finally settled in Jericho in the late 70’s. Coming from a family of musicians rather than sports fans, she missed the Islanders’ dynasty years even though she lived in their own backyard.  Once an adult, she settled and still resides on the beautiful, beach lined South Shore of Long Island.  It’s a 45 minute drive to the Coliseum, but it’s a small price to pay for NHL Hockey.  The love for hockey came in 1992 when she bought a bar and realized sports HAD to be on the TV.  By 2003 she had become a passionate Islanders fan. She entered and won the 2004 NHL 7th Man contest for the NY Islanders. 

She’s spent more than 20 years in the cable television publishing industry in various capacities and was the Managing Editor for one of cable’s first premium channel magazines.  Love of hockey is followed closely by a love of food and she has owned a catering company and a 62 seat restaurant.  As a non-traditional fan of the NHL she’ll cover Islander hockey from angles you won’t find in other’s writing.  It’s a more personal look at the industry, on ice and off, and maybe even a recipe or two.
Tom Liodice The Tiger Track
Originally from Franklin Square, Tom Liodice is a 23-year old freelance sportswriter now residing Garden City, Long Island.  Tom graduated from St. John's University in May 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Arts, where afterwards he took his career on a different path to concentrate on sportswriting, where he spend the 2006-2007 season covering the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Taking his familiarity with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers over with him to the NYI Blog Box, Tom will provide a closer look at the various Sound Tiger graduates that now currently play for the big club in "The Tiger Track".  In addition to tracking such players as Trent Hunter, Sean Bergenheim, and Bruno Gervais. Tom will provide daily insights on the happenings on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. 

Frank Trovato Voice of the Islander Fans
I was raised in Bethpage Long Island and now reside in Massapequa Long Island. I am in my Mid 30’s and I am an estimator and engineer for a local Electrical Contractor.  My goals for this blog are to voice not only my opinions, but the opinions of so many Islander fans that never get the chance to get their opinions heard because of the lack of forums available to us in the media.  Lack of coverage on the Islanders is almost criminal in local papers, local TV, on the internet and especially local sports radio talk shows. There are plenty of Islander fans looking for opinions and information on their favorite team.  This is evident by the amount of traffic on the Islanders official web site. The Islanders organization continue to provide the fans the opportunity to speak out and be vocal and no matter what our opinions are seem to really listen and care what we think.
Michael Schuerlein
Michael Schuerlein is a 27-year old resident of Bethpage, NY and is a life long New York Islanders fan. An Air Conditioning and Heating mechanic by trade; he is also a published writer and photographer in the automotive industry. Having the writing experience, Michael decided it would be a good idea to take one of his favorite hobbies and incorporate his other hobby - hockey, into the mix.

Michael has been playing hockey in one form or another since his early childhood days of street hockey. He played for the Bethpage Golden Eagle ice hockey team during high school and continues to play ice and roller hockey to this day. He intends to show people through his site that a blog can be captivating and bring a different complementary view to what the media offers through print and the web.
Kenneth Dick Okposo Net
 Born in 1975, I grew up along with the great Islanders dynasty in Huntington, New York.  My first memories of hockey were going to a sold-out Nassau Coliseum and fighting through the traffic to see my favorites Mike Bossy and Denis Potvin.  My senior year in high school was special, since it was 1993, the last great Islanders playoff moment spent among my local friends.  David Volek's goal against Pittsburgh will remain a cherished memory forever.  I went off to Atlanta (Emory University), a town where hockey was a foreign word, and somewhat lost my enthusiam for the Isles.  Their play during the mid- and late-90's didn't help.  But now, with new leadership and vision, the Islanders are back and so am I.  I think one of the players who may help him in the near future is Kyle Okposo.  I want all of the great hometown fans to know as much about this future star as possible, and that's why I started this blog.
Mike Gasparino Still Drivin'
A former sports writer and five-time winner of New York Press Association sports writing awards -- including Best Sports Column and Sports Writer of the Year -- Michael Gasparino is a web site manager and freelance writer who also blogs about the Mets when the hockey season is on ice. He looks forward to his first season blogging about the Islanders, who spoiled him rotten as a teenager by winning four straight Stanley Cups. Still Drivin' will document the newest Islanders era and its quest to claim that elusive "one for the thumb," hoping to inform as well as entertain with insight and humor. Mr. Gasparino -- who wears No. 27 on his slow-pitch softball and over-30 hockey teams in honor of John Tonelli and wonders why that number is not retired -- also enjoys raising two children with his lovely wife, and hopes they, like their father, learn to despise the Rangers with the heat of a thousand suns.

Stephen Herrman IslesNation 
Hello Hockey Fans. My name is Stephen Herrmann I am the owner and founder of IslesNation.Com, as well as the co-host of the IslesNation.Com talk show.  I'm a busy guy as you can see. To start off, I've been a hockey fan since I was 5.  I wasn't too crazy about it till I turned 7-8 years old. My brother Bryan got me into the sport. I still remember the first Islander game he made me watch. I remember watching guys like Berard and Bertuzzi in Islander uniforms.  I grew up in Commack, Long Island. It's where I've lived most of my life and still live today. I love it here. I attend Commack High School and I also attend Flight School after school everyday. I also play Hockey. I'm a goaltender. So I do allot as you can see. Me and my friend Pete thought of an idea of making one of my old websites and turning it into a Islander website. So knowing me I thought of all these ideas that he thought were crazy at the time that have turned into reality. We are still Surprised on what we are doing and how we do it. I update the website all day I have it setup so I can update the website from my Cell phone. Which I never thought I would ever be doing. So I love this sport as much as I love making all my fellow Islander Fans happy with a great site like this that has grown tremendously.

Gary Harding The View From Section 317
A perspective about the Islanders, Hockey and other ramblings from Gary Harding, a former Islanders Booster Club President and season ticket holder since 1989. The Blog Name, basically tells you where I sit. From Row B, Seat 1 in Section 317, I watch the boys that wear my home on their sweaters play hockey over 40 times (hopefully more) every season. As of October 2008, Gary is a member of the NYI Blog Box, a collection of Islander Bloggers, who will be working at the Coliseum this season, talking about their favorite team.

Doug Davidson Isles Official Outlook
Born and raised in Massapequa Park, NY, I grew up an avid Islander fan. I have been granted the privilege of being a part of many facets of hockey: playing, driving a zamboni (and getting paid to do it!), and of course officiating. Currently, I work youth hockey all over Long Island, as well as junior and college hockey up and down the East Coast. I have a unique perspective with which to share as an official and have extensive rule and general hockey knowledge. I always welcome questions and criticisms so feel free to express yourself.

Chris Botta Islanders Point Blank
Point Blank aims to provide alternative and independent Islanders coverage for hockey fans. The blog is run by managing editor Chris Botta, the team's former longtime media relations VP. Botta's opinion pieces, breaking news, rumors, rankings and feature stories are not subject to approval by team management.

Rob McGowan Off The Post: Inching Closer to the Future
After developing a quick love for the game during my freshman year in high school, I began playing hockey as much as possible. This eventually led to coaching and officiating while following my favorite team, the New York Islanders. During my high school years I reported about the teams that I played for in the school paper and began blogging about the Isles in my college years that followed while majoring in English with a History Minor at Stony Brook University. With the youth movement in full swing I have begun covering the seasonal development of all the Islanders, particularly the players who are the future of the franchise. The goal of my blog is to provide a realistic approach as what to expect out of the Isles younger players and how actions over the course of the season will affect them while monitoring their progress as well.
Brett Schmitt Former Islander Watch
Hockey's Back Baby... Be Ready for FI Excitement.
Glenn Vogel Passing the Torch
Mr.LawyerDude is a reformed lawyer, a former civil engineer, a married father of 3 young hockey players, an author, a current Professor at Hofstra, and a HUGE Islanders fan. I, like many, was turned onto this great sport by both the success of the Dynasty teams and the Miracle 1980 Olympic team. I was 12 years old when I sat in my living room and watched the US team's miraculous win over the Ruskies. I ran out and got a pair of skates, gloves & a stick (and yes, no helmet) and joined neighborhood pick-up games - always pretending to be Bossy, Trots, and later Smitty when I converted to being a goalie. I now get to share my passion for the sport with my 3 sons who just happen to be Isles fans. This blog is just my narcissistic way of sharing my experience, my views, and opinions with all who are kind enough to stop on this site. Thanks for taking the time to read this - I hope you find it interesting. Let's go Isles!
Bryan Berg The Rivalry
The best rivalry in hockey - Islanders vs. Rangers.

Brian Walsh FSC Faceoff
My name is Brian Walsh. I am a communications major at SUNY Farmingdale. Through this blog, you will read insightful information about the New York Islanders. Items which will be covered are on-ice performance, off ice news, and a look at both the past and future of this organization. If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to leave them.





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