Isles Lose Season Opener To The Rangers

October 14, 2016

From the New York Islanders: On a night full of new faces and new line combinations, it was a pair of old running mates that accounted for the New York Islanders’ offense.  Cal Clutterbuck, Casey Cizikas and Nikolay Kulemin mounted a comeback effort for the Islanders, but the effort of the energetic trio was not enough, as the Isles fell to the New York Rangers 5-3 at Madison Square Garden…

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Isles Talk Eastern Conference Predictions 2016-17

October 12, 2016

It’s that time again where I try to take some pride in making my Eastern Conference predictions and finding out in 6 months whether I know what I’m writing about. Again, it is my opinion and not of the entire staff here at Isles Talk. I have my usual criteria where I place each team into four different categories: 6 Core teams, 4 bubble teams, 3 sophomore teams and 3…

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Seidenberg Signs With Islanders

September 29, 2016

From the New York Islanders The New York Islanders announced today that Dennis Seidenberg has agreed to terms on a one-year deal. Seidenberg, 35, scored 12 points (one goal, 11 assists) in 61 games with the Boston Bruins last season. It was the Schwenningen, Germany, native’s thirteenth National Hockey League season and seventh with the Bruins. Seidenberg won a Stanley Cup Championship with Boston in 2011. My Take: Depth, depth…

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Blog: The Great Debate That Is Jaro Halak

September 26, 2016

With Team Europe making a stunning advancement into the World Cup Finals against everyone’s favorite Cup winner, Canada, there’s been a name floating around in the hockey media for all the right reasons, New York Islanders goaltender Jaroslav Halak. Halak, along with a group of Stanley Cup savvy veterans, have beaten teams like Team USA and recently just defeated Team Sweden to advance to the Cup final. Then there’s former…

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Anders Lee: Fantasy Dark Horse

September 17, 2016

From NHL.com: Lee took a big step back from a goal-scoring standpoint in his second full NHL season; he had 15 on 183 SOG after having 25 on 197 SOG playing mostly with John Tavares as a rookie. Veteran Andrew Ladd has the inside track on the top-line LW spot after signing a seven-year contract with the Islanders, but Lee remains a threat to regain his old spot or build…

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Blog: When Will Ryan Strome Sign?

September 16, 2016

With the New York Islanders training camp approaching, the biggest cause for concern is unsigned, restricted free agent center Ryan Strome. There has been a team policy in place for over a decade that if restricted free agent players are not signed by the start of training camp, they will not be playing the season for the Islanders. This has happened to three notable players: Brad Isbister, Zdeno Chara, and…

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Blog: Ladd & Strome Look To Have Bounce Back Years

September 15, 2016

From NHL.com: David Satriano believes that both New York Islanders Andrew Ladd and Ryan Strome should have bounce back years this coming season and fans should look at putting them into their fantasy teams. Andrew Ladd, LW, New York Islanders (ADP: 84.8; NHL.com: 90) Ladd has provided underrated category coverage through the years, and has a chance to see an offensive boost after signing with the Islanders. He scored 25…

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WGBB Chats With Islanders Assistant GM Doug Weight

September 12, 2016

From SportsTalk1240: Hosts Gary Harding and John Sweeney welcome New York Islanders Assistant Coach and General Manager Doug Weight to the program, followed by longtime Islanders announcer Jiggs McDonald. My Take: First off, Gary got a black jersey. If it wasn’t for him, I would not be writing on Isles Talk or in AHL press boxes and having quick chats with Garth, so I do owe him. Having said that, he’ll…

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Blog: 10 Thoughts Before The Puck Drops

September 10, 2016

On behalf of myself, Gary, and John we’d like to welcome you back to another season of NHL hockey, and of course the New York Islanders. We hope that you have enjoyed your summer and hope that you are looking forward to another exciting season as much as we are. I know the regular season does not start for another month and training camp is even closer, but I wanted…

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