Path To The Draft 2017: The Isles Graduates of 2012

June 11, 2017

We conclude our Path to the Draft segment with a final look of the prospects that were drafted five years ago, 2012. This was an odd year for sure as Islanders general manager Garth Snow drafted all defenseman that year, but it turned out to have a bigger impact than most would have thought. All together, seven defenseman were selected and all but one have played at least in the…

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Path To The Draft 2017: Islanders Professional Prospects

June 7, 2017

In this next segment of the Path To The Draft, we’ll be going over five players who have a distinct theme this coming year. A few years back many Islanders fans were wondering who was going to replace Brian Strait as the 7th defenseman. My response was always Scott Mayfield. It was an easy replacement, so this next group of professionals (players too old for juniors, but not yet ready…

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Path To The Draft 2017: Junior Isles Prospects

June 5, 2017

As we get closer to the draft in a few weeks, Isles Talk will be going over prospects already in the system, analyze several prospective players the New York Islanders could choose with the 15th overall pick, and then create a mock draft to guess which player the Isles will indeed pick. I have already stated in a previous blog that this month might be one of the biggest in…

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Offseason Moves Begins Now For Isles

June 1, 2017

Welcome back everyone and welcome to one of my favorite hockey times of the year, the NHL draft. Whether the Islanders end up last in the NHL or win the Stanley Cup, I love covering the weeks before this event because I have always been a believer of building a championship through the draft. I’ve spent the last month and a half researching potential Islanders draft picks to go along…

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Worcester Becomes New ECHL Home For Isles

April 28, 2017

From the New York Islanders: “We are excited to partner with the Worcester Railers Hockey Club as our new ECHL affiliate and bring professional hockey back to an already established hockey city. The proximity of having our ECHL team within driving distance from Bridgeport and the Islanders is a definite benefit. The Railers great ownership group, led by Cliff Rucker, has set a platform for our prospects to develop their…

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Blog: Let’s Play Catch Up & Speculate

April 27, 2017

Since there hasn’t been much news on the Islanders front, I’m taking multiple stories from the last few weeks and putting it all on one piece. I’ll also add an interesting twist to the expansion draft for Islanders fans. Berube Not Returning This really isn’t a shock to me, but I did have higher hopes for him. He basically pulled a Kevin Poulin and failed to take the reins while…

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Isles Talk Season in Review: A Year Of Transistion

April 11, 2017

Every franchise goes through a transitional period. Some start as a rebuilding team and after a few years, they begin to improve and reach another stage in the organizations development, such as just making it to the playoffs on a regular basis. Then another period occurs when the team makes the playoffs more often or wins the division or finally gets to another round. There’s another transitional period when as…

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Short Blog Q & A: The Day After

April 10, 2017

As the Islanders clean out their lockers today there are a few questions that fans want answered heading into this offseason. So before the season in review comes out, let’s answer a few of those questions. ****These answers are my own opinion and does not reflect Isles Talk’s overall view**** Does Garth Snow return as GM? Yes Will John Tavares sign with the Islanders? Yes Will the Islanders come out…

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WGBB Talks With Brendan Burke & Alan Fuehring

March 27, 2017

WGBB hosts Gary Harding, John Panarese and John Sweeney talk to New York Islanders play-by-play announcer Brendan Burke during the first half of the show and the voice of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Alan Fuehring. The guys talk about the Islanders previous road trip, what’s to come for the remainder of the season with Brendan and the impact of Jaroslav Halak and Josh Ho-Sang being promoted to the big club…

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Blog: Ho-Sang’s Work Ethic, Commitment Is Rewarded

March 1, 2017

With the trade deadline over and the New York Islanders failed attempt at landing Matt Duchene now in the rear-view mirror, they managed to make one minor move by calling up recent AHL player of the month, Josh Ho-Sang, for the remaining six games on what is a franchise record nine-game road trip. According to reports, Ho-Sang will play and get top six or top nine minutes. He’s come a…

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