Isles Talk 2017-18 Western Conference Predictions

September 25, 2017

So we’re just about two weeks away from the start of the regular season and it’s time for my predictions segment. Now unlike many, I love doing predictions. It gives me a chance to really look into researching other teams and I pride myself on how that research comes to fruition. As always I will break down each conference into four categories: The Core; Bubble, Sophomores, and Lottery. When it…

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Are The Islanders This Years Avalanche?

August 9, 2017

From Sean McIndoe of SportsNet Warning signs on the dashboard: John Tavares. I mean, this should be done by now, shouldn’t it? Heading into the off-season, we were assured that the Islanders were going to either extend their franchise player for as long as possible or, failing that, explore moving him. Instead, nothing seems to be happening, and it’s starting to feel possible that no news is bad news. We…

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Isles Talk Rumor Roundup: Matt Duchene & Gabriel Landeskog

January 3, 2017

From the Score.com New York Islanders For the sake of his job and any hopes the New York Islanders might have of making the playoffs, Garth Snow should be inquiring about Duchene or Landeskog. The club currently sits with the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference, a year after reaching the second round of the playoffs. This past year the Islanders watched as last season’s second- and third-highest scorers –…

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Isles Talk Rumor Roundup: Duchene, Landeskog, Duclair, Yakupov

December 3, 2016

Since it’s a slow night, I’d figure I take a look around the internet to see any possible trade rumors involving the Islanders. There really isn’t anything concrete or anything of substance, but I’ll just have some fun and this is strictly for entertainment, I have no confirmation on anything here, pure speculation. From Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: There are rumblings Colorado would trade captain/left-winger Gabriel Landeskog for a…

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Players Buy Into System; Extend Streak

November 12, 2014

It’s all about the system these days for the New York Islanders, who defeated the Colorado Avalanche by a score of 6-0 last night at the Nassau Coliseum. Jaroslav Halak only had to make 20 saves for his second consecutive shut out of the season. With another four game winning streak, the Islanders record improves to 10-5-0, good for second in the Metro Division behind the Pittsburgh Penguins. In this…

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Isles Talk Western Conference Preview

October 8, 2014

#486981053 / gettyimages.com I usually do things thing a little different when it comes to regular season predictions. Like last year, I will categorize teams into certain groups and make a quick analysis on each team. Unfortunately, the Western Conference is like the rich getting richer and the poor get poorer. It’s real easy to predict with this Conference, so let’s have some fun. here we go: The Core: These…

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Free Agency: What Isles Can Take From Round 1

There are two facts about doing brackets for the NHL playoffs: First, I’m really good at picking the Eastern Conference as all the teams I had picked moved on. Second, I’m wretched at the Western Conference, as I had the Avs and Sharks in my Conference Finals with San Jose winning the Cup. Now that my humiliation is over, let’s see what Islanders fans can take from other teams losing early in the first round:…

May 1, 2014
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Playoff Preview: Thursday Night

If last night’s games were anything but a preview of what’s to come in these playoffs in 2014, I can’t wait to see what’s in store tonight. Let’s get right into it with my picks for the series winners and a look at a few possible free agents for the Islanders. Flyers Vs. Rangers: The Flyers will be without starting goalie Steve Mason for the series and I cannot expect…

April 17, 2014
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Nielsen Injured With Broken Hand

February 11, 2014

Per Art Staple of Newsday via Twitter: One last bit of #Isles news: Frans Nielsen suffered a broken hand on slash from Avs D Erik Johnson on Saturday. Non-displaced fracture… So Nielsen may be able to play 2/27. More likely he’ll miss the first week of #Isles games after Olympic break. Here is the link on the hit he took from Erik Johnson: My take: This will give the Islanders…

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Grabby Nets Isles a Six Pack

January 11, 2014

My second idea for a picture was a shot of Mel Gibson in the movie “Road Warrior”.  Michael Grabner finished up a breakaway with a strong follow up to give the Islanders a 2-1 victory in Colorado last night.  With that win – the Isles improve to 17-22-7.  Three points outside of the rest of the Metro Division. Brock Nelson would get up after making a pass from his butt,…

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