Blog: Welcome To The Trade Deadline

February 7, 2017

It’s that time of year boys and girls. It’s when some teams begin to throw in the towel and prepare for next season. It’s also a time when teams will load up on rental players in the hopes of a long Stanley Cup run. Welcome to the trade deadline window folks. Before we get into who’s in/out and which players may go, let’s simplify the standings a bit a see…

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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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Isles Talk Rumor Roundup: Dennis Seidenberg, Ryan Strome & Jaro Halak

February 3, 2017

From Scott Burnside of ESPN Scott Burnside: It hasn’t exactly been a banner season for veteran goalie Jaroslav Halak, who was forced to endure a cockamamie three-goaltender system with the New York Islanders before being waived and dumped to the minors a month ago. Yet the 31-year-old, who was so good for Team Europe at the World Cup of Hockey, has been excellent in the AHL, going 6-1-1 with a…

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Blog: Beware of Games-In-Hand

January 31, 2017

There’s a lot of hockey fans across the sport that like to use the term, games-in-hand. It’s a perception that helps people who don’t necessarily understand the percentages, but gives the fans hope of coming back and catching up to a particular rival. Indeed, for New York Islanders fans this is certainly the case. If you don’t go by the percentages, the Islanders now sit five points back of the…

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Blog: Islanders Long-Term Benefit Of A Calder Cup Run

January 29, 2017

There’s something to be said about going deep into the AHL playoffs. It’s another level of development that the Islanders as an organization have not been able to do since the first year of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Why is this? Welcome to the reality of building through the draft and rushing players into the NHL. There was always this need to bring up the young players because free agency…

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Isles Inch Closer

With All-Star weekend officially starting for the New York Islanders, it’s clear that they have made some significant progress in trying to get back into a playoff spot. Just a couple of ice chips for everyone to soak in: 1. The Isles are on pace for 89 points. Around the time the Isles had completed their 30th game, I was still convinced they could reach somewhere between 90-95 points. 2….

January 27, 2017
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Blog: The Real Test Begins For Islanders

January 23, 2017

This is going to be a brief, but impactful piece as I’ll just show a few stats so I can mentally prepare you for the rest of the month. Was last nights overtime loss to the Flyers a tough one? Of course. Another blown lead, the Flyers looked like they dominated the Islanders for most of the game, the Islanders couldn’t get out of their own defensive zone and you…

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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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Blog: Isles Damned If They Win, Damned If They Lose

January 15, 2017

So the Islanders have finally come to the halfway mark of their season and it’s just not pretty. There are games where you just don’t know which team will show up. And when you look at the standings, it’s either a head scratcher or you’re at the point where banging your head against the wall feels better. Fan reaction is nothing short or bipolar. When the team wins, the general…

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Pelech In For Hamonic

January 11, 2017

From Art Staple of Newsday: “He went down and played a game (in Bridgeport) last week, he’s had a lot of conditioning and a few good practices,” Jack Capuano said of Pelech, who was injured on Nov. 28 and hasn’t played for the Isles since. “He’s played with Leds before so we’ll put him in there. I liked his game a lot before he got hurt.” Jack Capuano My Take:…

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