Rewind back about two months ago and you would hear NHL analysts and fans of the league being optimistic about the 2011/12 Islanders. With a healthy DiPietro and a combo of Montoya and Nabakov (yes, that guy), the goaltending looked pretty solid to go along with a strong defense and some budding NHL stars as their forwards. At first, things looked pretty good for the Isles, until their annual decline started. This time way too early into what looked like a promising season. Giving up leads, lack of goal scoring and defensmen not performing as expected. All these factors are killers to the now 5-10-4 Isles. Now, with an injury to Nabakov and defensmen Mark Eaton, things seem to get worse day in day out. As of late, the Isles losing 6-0 to Boston, 5-0 to Pittsburgh and then blowing a two goal lead and losing to Philly, its spiraling out of control. It’s only a matter of time that the front office will turn to their 16th head coach in team history.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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