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Sports Beat: Bad Long-term Nets Prognosis


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King concurred with that assessment but also stated that he felt that Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov would not be hampered by such pedestrian concerns as budgets or NBA salary caps. Of course back then the ruble was strong as were Russian oil prices.

Things haven’t been so rosy however in Putin-land since the Red Army attacked Ukraine. In retrospect, his headline-grabbing trade with the Boston Celtics now looks as smart as Seattle Seahawks’ head coach Pete Carroll’s decision to pass on the Patriots’ one-yard line with 20 seconds to go in the Super Bowl.

I finally got to watch the Islanders play in person for the first time this season two weeks ago I ventured back to Philadelphia on a bone-chilling night to witness the Islanders defeat the Flyers 3-2 in a shootout as Cal Clutterbuck was able to put a shot past Philadelphia goalie Steve Mason.

This was a big game as the Islanders had lost three straight. It sure looked as if the hockey gods weren’t going to be kind to them that night as Mason stopped countless Josh Bailey breakaway shots. The Isles found themselves down 2-0 midway through the second period even though they had outshot the Flyers by a wide disparity.

In an indication that these aren’t the same old Islanders, the guys rallied to tie it up by the time the second period ended. They kept their composure and Islanders’ goalie Jaroslav Halak kept the Flyers scoreless the rest of the way.

After a sluggish start which can probably be attributed to the team’s long 2013-14 season that placed them in the Stanley Cup Final, the Rangers are playing solid hockey. Unfortunately for most of February they have been without their goaltender, Henrik Lundqvist, whose throat was pelted by a slap shot from  Carolina Hurricanes center Brad Malone.

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About Lloyd Carroll

Lloyd Carroll is the Senior Columnist for the Queens Chronicle, an award-winning weekly newspaper that has served the communities of Queens since 1978. This article as well as many future articles will also appear at Queens Chronicle. In addition, Lloyd also writes for our friends over at In today’s world of online publications, we at Latino Sports understand and value the importance of collaborating with other online publications in order to showcase and create awareness of each other’s work and dedication to our respectable communities.

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