Is Sunday Night Hockey Good Idea?

December 28, 2015

As of yesterday December 27th, the News York Islanders have lost six games on a Sunday. You want me to be honest about hockey teams playing on Sundays, well Sunday games are honestly¬†aren’t good for both players and fans. One reason is that the team is not used to playing on Sundays. Last season, the NHL scheduled zero games on Sundays and the Islanders did pretty well in their division….

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Isles Earn Their First Win At Barclays

October 12, 2015

The New York Islanders defeated the Winnipeg Jets this afternoon by a score of 4-2. John Tavares had a goal and two assists to lead the Islanders. Ryan Strome, Brock Nelson and Josh Bailey also scored for the Islanders who are now 1-1-1 on the season. Thomas Greiss collected his first win as an Islander by making 22 saves. The Isles came out fast and strong in the first period…

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Zidlicky Joins Isles

September 18, 2015

#Isles have signed D Marek Zidlicky to a one-year, $1.5 million deal. Will be in camp tomorrow. — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) September 19, 2015 Zidlicky base $1.5M. Bonuses for GP, PTS and playoff rounds won. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) September 19, 2015 Well, that can take care of Pulock and Mayfield as they will most definitely be call ups this year. Zidlicky should be paired with Hickey and may see…

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The Bridge Report: Reviewing The Grabner Trade

September 18, 2015

Since I went to work an hour or less after Michael Grabner was sent to the Toronto Maple Leafs, I did not do any research on the players the Islanders had received in the trade. So after reading up and talking to a few Toronto Marlies fans, many were saying the same thing: They just needed a place to play more minutes. So Bridgeport is the perfect place for this…

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Eastern Conference Preseason Rankings: By The Numbers

September 1, 2015

Welcome to September everyone! The month where, when you’re a hockey fan, you want to skip like Thanksgiving and move right into Christmas, or in this case the month of October. What September does give hockey fans are training camps and preseason games to watch as a teaser, a chance to start predicting where your favorite team will finish a the end of the season or determine how much blood…

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Poulin, Carkner Resign; Isles Have Interest In Zidlicky

August 12, 2015

According to Newsday: the New York Islanders have resigned RFA goalie Kevin Poulin. The Bridgeport Sound Tigers have also signed defenseman Matt Carkner to a two year AHL deal. My take: Poulin was going to play this year, but to have Stephon Williams backing him up and competing will be very interesting to see. Both goalies should be able to hold their own in this League and it appears the…

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Isles Talk 2015 Draft Preview: Ryan Pilon

June 24, 2015

Up next on Isles Talk is a defenseman who should go early in the second round, but may slip quite a bit if other general managers have a personal preference, Ryan Pilon. Yes he is related to former Islanders defenseman Rich Pilon, as Ryan is Rich’s nephew. Their games are very different: Rich was known for the hitting and intimidating, while Ryan plays a clam, more defensive style. He doesn’t…

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2015 Eastern Conference Predictions

April 15, 2015

It’s that time of year once again where everyone gets to prepare and write up their playoff predictions. Last year I went perfect in the Eastern Conference and bombed in the West (Thanks San Jose!). Yes, that meant I did have the Rangers going to the Cup, but not this year. I already have my picks set in, but I’m just doing the first round of each Conference. Each winner…

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