Blog: Isles Have More Time To Evaluate

So we’ve reached the quarter mark of the NHL season and for many (including myself this early in the year), the New York Islanders are exceeding everyone’s expectations with a 12-9-2 record. Many have asked what should the Isles do at this point of the year? Do/Can they make a trade for more veteran experience to improve the team now? Is bringing up a prospect a good idea after 20+…

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Blog: If The Playoffs Ended Today Because Numbers Never Lie

You’ve heard of this phrase: “If the playoffs ended today…..” It’s annoying for a lot of people throughout the season when this begins. Another phrase the people don’t like is: “The numbers don’t lie….” I’m about to make it worse. I started this last year for fun and it’s why I’m doing it again, but for some teams after the 10 game mark, the playoffs have already ended. Over the…

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Blog: 2018-19 Western Conference Predictions By The Numbers

Can’t have one without the other. It’s the same format as the Eastern Conference and so now, here are my predictions (expectations) for the West. The Core Teams: These are the teams that should make the playoffs: Winnipeg, Nashville, St. Louis, Vegas, San José and Los Angeles. The Central will remain the strongest division in the league and thanks in part to a few injuries, one team falls out and…

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Blog: 2018-19 Eastern Conference Predictions By The Numbers

Every year I write up a different kind of preseason prediction because the upcoming season really is unpredictable. To be honest, this should really be more like an expectation piece than a prediction, but like all kinds of writings like these, take with a grain of salt. What I tend to do is I take info from the last three years of each player and after some simple math and…

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Barry Trotz – What to Expect from our New Coach – from a new writer for Isles Talk

*** Editor’s Note – This article was written by Sophie Flink.  She is a new found Islanders fan – and I will say she did a great job.  You will be seeing her on Isles Talk in the future. *** By Sophie Flink As the Islanders head into the new season with a new head staff and without their star player, all eyes are on Barry Trotz, the new head…

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Blog: New York Islanders Preseason Review

Welcome back to another season of New York Islanders hockey here at Isles Talk everyone. To say it was a summer to remember is a complete understatement, but I’m here to write about what’s in front of us and that’s the preseason, which begins on Sunday. Entering the preseason, many have the Islanders finishing out of the playoffs but not as bad as they were last year. To be more…

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Blog: What Happened To The Loyalty?

Occam’s Razor: When presented with two or more competing hypotheses the simplest of the set tends to be the right one. Keep that in mind when you read this article, if you would. A lot of dirty went on with the Islanders and has gone on for some time. Everyone (by everyone I mean everyone but the city of Toronto) was blind-sided by the decision made by now former captain…

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Blog: Lou Must Trade To Earn My Trust

**This is a complete conspiracy theory on my part. It’s filled with rumors based off of one news report with the foundation of evidence that amounts to nothing. I’m simply testing out how well I have studied Lou’s professional behavior over the years.** In Lou We Trust I used to hate that phrase and In some ways I still do. I hated it every time the Devils won the Stanley…

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Blog: With A Long Summer Ahead, Three Questions Remain

Well, that was completely unexpected, but when you’ve been a fan for as long as some have it’s not shocking, but it is (to put it nicely) disappointing. The New York Islanders will miss the playoffs for a second consecutive year and there’s some very obvious reasons why they’ll miss. I’m not going to write about what happened ( I will later) or why the Isles missed and just regurgitate…

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Blog: Isles Have No Choice But To Go Up

The “Second Half” of the season begins for the Islanders tonight against the Florida Panthers after the completion of this past weekend’s All-Star festivities. With the Isles completion of the their 50th game a few days ago, we’ll go through the pro-rated standings, talk a little bit about what the Isles may do at the trade deadline (which is now less than a month away) and I’ll give a few…

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