Isles Talk Rumor Roundup: Isles & Bruins In Talks About Spooner; Kulemin

Isles Talk Rumor Roundup: Isles & Bruins In Talks About Spooner; Kulemin

From Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com The 23-year-old Spooner was mentioned casually a few months ago as possible fodder in a Jacob Trouba deal with the Winnipeg Jets, but that deal never really materialized prior to the Jets signing their young, frontline D-man to a two-year deal. The Carolina Hurricanes, New York Islanders and San Jose Sharks have all expressed interest in Spooner, per one hockey source, as it appears that things simply aren’t going to work out for him in Boston.  My Thoughts: Stick tap to Spector’s Hockey. Spooner has…

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Isles Talk Rumor Roundup: Duchene, Landeskog, Duclair, Yakupov

Isles Talk Rumor Roundup: Duchene, Landeskog, Duclair, Yakupov

Since it’s a slow night, I’d figure I take a look around the internet to see any possible trade rumors involving the Islanders. There really isn’t anything concrete or anything of substance, but I’ll just have some fun and this is strictly for entertainment, I have no confirmation on anything here, pure speculation. From Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: There are rumblings Colorado would trade captain/left-winger Gabriel Landeskog for a quality defenceman. Before you say “nonsense,” recall the Taylor Hall Hall for Adam Larsson trade. Would you trade Landeskog to the Islanders…

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Isles Seek Executive

Isles Seek Executive

From Art Staple of Newsday: Scott Malkin and Jon Ledecky have not said anything publicly during the Islanders’ dismal start to the owners’ first season in charge. But they have been busy. Newsday has learned that Malkin and Ledecky have been meeting since the summer with a number of people in the hockey world, from former team chief officers to power agents to retired players, in hopes of finding a “big name” to step in and oversee the Isles’ operations. I’ll let you read the rest as it’s his article….

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Blog: Isles Late Bloomers Begin To Shine

Blog: Isles Late Bloomers Begin To Shine

What a difference a week makes, especially when the New York Islanders win three in a row. The Islanders had to beat the Calgary Flames if they wanted to even dream about making the playoffs. It was a dream come true for them when they beat both the Penguins and Capitals Wednesday and yesterday, respectably. Hoping that the Islanders do not lose another three straight, you can make a string case that they will be in the playoff hunt well into January. Big sigh of relief. So let’s talk about…

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Pulock To Miss Game Against Flames

Pulock To Miss Game Against Flames

From Brian Compton: Capuano: Pulock progressing but will not play tomorrow. #Isles — Brian Compton (@BComptonNHL) November 27, 2016 My Take: This was one of my thoughts I had that would help the Islanders get out of the basement, no less talking about the draft lottery. The only saving grace here is that the Isles are playing the Calgary Flames. With the Flames season also about to be extinguished, former Isles back-up and current starter for the Flames, Chad Johnson, should be in net. The Flames have rallied around him…

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Blog: Playoff Run Begins Now For Islanders

Blog: Playoff Run Begins Now For Islanders

The New York Islanders have completed twenty games after losing to the San José Sharks yesterday by a score of 3-2. At this stage of the season, enough games have past that I take a much longer look at the point-pace of every Eastern Conference team and I can begin to see who should be in the playoffs and who I should be looking at for the draft lottery. If someone had told me that at the beginning of the season that the Islanders would be one of those early…

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Blog: California Dreamin For Isles

Blog: California Dreamin For Isles

With the Islanders at 5-8-4 and entering a three game California tour of Anaheim, San Jose and Los Angeles, the New York Islanders find themselves toying with the idea of not making the playoffs. In order for the Islanders to keep in the race, they’ll need to win at least 2 out of the next three and hope that teams like the Devils, Bruins, Senators and Panthers continue to either lose or struggle. Make no mistake, the Isles have until game 30 before I will officially declare them out of…

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Blog: Thoughts Through 13

Blog: Thoughts Through 13

So after thirteen games, the New York Islanders are a little better than they were a few days ago. Every player save for Mathew Barzal now has a goal, but he’ll eventually get his chance, maybe. The goaltending gave up less than 3 goals and did not give up a goal with less than three minutes to play and the Islanders are now 1-0-2 in there last 3. So instead of writing with what’s wrong with them because I’ll let social media handle that, I’ll just go over what I…

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Hamonic Out 4-6 Weeks; Decisions on Halak, Barzal May Speed Up

Hamonic Out 4-6 Weeks; Decisions on Halak, Barzal May Speed Up

#Isles Injury Update: Travis Hamonic is out for 4-6 weeks (upper body). — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) November 6, 2016 My take: Cue in Adam Pelech/Scott Mayfield? Part of me thinks Halak will be traded sooner rather than later now, and getting anything in return will be helpful. As for whom, it’s all up in the air. The goaltending needs balance and the Isles still need to make a decision on Barzal. Will he be sent down to juniors in favor of two more defenseman? This is why I think…

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New York Islanders Engulfed In Their Own Turmoil

New York Islanders Engulfed In Their Own Turmoil

As the New York Islanders enter tonight’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, drama has once again taken up occupancy in Brooklyn. The Isles are 3-5 in this early season and because of the slow start, many are blaming Andrew Ladd, Jason Chimera, Anders Lee and of course Islanders head coach Jack Capuano and Islanders general manager Garth Snow. I’m not here to defend anyone, but I believe there is a recurring issue that does not involve either coach or general manager. Here’s a few things that I’ve noticed during…

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