Blog: Islanders Will Need A ’13 Season With A Better ’94 Ending

February 6, 2017

With a run that I had hoped for (6-1-2 in their last 9), the New York Islanders look to be in the playoff race for the duration of the regular season, pending nothing tragic happens to their star players. As I continue to look at the standings, I can’t help but think back to the shortened season of 2013, where the Islanders found themselves without much help from their backup…

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Thomas Greiss Extends With Isles

January 30, 2017

Greiss extension is done. Three years, awaiting $. #Isles — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) January 30, 2017 My Take: Well, this has certainly been a busy day. Three years is plenty of time for the Isles to attract Ilya Sorokin over and get him ready for the NHL if he should come over. The Isles win with Greiss, it’s as simple as that. He’ll be a vital piece and paired with…

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Blog: Capuano Fired; Players Need To Respond

January 18, 2017

#Isles News: Jack Capuano has been relieved of his duties as Head Coach. Assistant GM Doug Weight will serve as interim Head Coach. — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) January 17, 2017 Well the timing is certainly odd, but Islanders fans got what they wanted as news yesterday came out with the firing of head coach, Jack Capuano. Capuano leaves as the second winningest coach in Islanders history and has set…

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

November 6, 2016

#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…

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Blog: Believe In The Potential, Not The Hype

October 25, 2016

For years during the rebuild, the New York Islanders have struggled to find goaltending and depth. Three summers ago they signed Jaroslav Halak to a four-year deal and he became the undisputed number one goalie. Last year, the Islanders signed Thomas Greiss to a two-year deal and he not only filled in admirably, he helped John Tavares and the Islanders advance to the second round of the playoffs for the…

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Blue and White Scrimmage

July 1, 2016

Even though it’s not hockey season, it doesn’t stop dozens of hopeful hockey prospects to play the game.  Hockey players from all over try to make a good impression on Snow as they show off their skills. During the first few minutes of the first game, the Blue and White team which consisted of Florian Baltram, Connor Graham, Joshua Ho-Sang, Keeghan Howdeshell, Mitch Hults, Zack Jordan, Maximilian Kastner,Colin Markinson, Kyle…

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Stamkos, Hall, Lucic Off Radar; Plan D/E/F

June 30, 2016

The Captain’s back.#Stammertime for eight more years: https://t.co/SK1LDFfUgD pic.twitter.com/OZ3CsnlDBM — Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) June 30, 2016 My Take: At least the Stamkos signing comes a day before free agency begins and not for a week into it. I never thought Stamkos was coming to Long Island anyways due to the money situation with the Islanders, but this makes Tampa Bay as close to an Eastern Conference Dynasty as it…

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Blog: Who Will Replace The Goals?

June 29, 2016

As this week has become a whirlwind of stress for many Islanders fans as they’re saying goodbyes to Kyle Okposo and Matt Martin while hoping Frans Nielsen returns, there is also frustration about who the Islanders should sign this coming Friday. Many fans want the “Go-all-in” and sign a player like Steven Stamkos. I don’t blame them as he would give the Isles a Crosby-Malkin type of team and help…

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Blog: Ranking The Best Islanders Backup Goaltenders

June 2, 2016

Since I started blogging about the New York Islanders back in 2008, I always write at least one article a year stressing the importance of the backup goaltender for this organization. Around that same time I also began writing about the draft and covering it since the Islanders went into the rebuild and that I knew that it would another element for myself and prolong my writing about the Islanders…

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Islanders Resilience Retakes Momentum

April 18, 2016

The New York Islanders and many fans from Long Island introduced Brooklyn to hockey playoffs last night with Thomas Hickey scoring the game winning goal in overtime to win the game 4-3 and the Isles lead the series 2-1. I’m not going to go into the game because all you have to do is go on any Islanders Facebook fan page or Twitter or any of the other Islanders media…

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