Path To The Draft 2017: Junior Isles Prospects

June 5, 2017

As we get closer to the draft in a few weeks, Isles Talk will be going over prospects already in the system, analyze several prospective players the New York Islanders could choose with the 15th overall pick, and then create a mock draft to guess which player the Isles will indeed pick. I have already stated in a previous blog that this month might be one of the biggest in…

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Worcester Becomes New ECHL Home For Isles

April 28, 2017

From the New York Islanders: “We are excited to partner with the Worcester Railers Hockey Club as our new ECHL affiliate and bring professional hockey back to an already established hockey city. The proximity of having our ECHL team within driving distance from Bridgeport and the Islanders is a definite benefit. The Railers great ownership group, led by Cliff Rucker, has set a platform for our prospects to develop their…

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Isles Talk Season in Review: A Year Of Transistion

April 11, 2017

Every franchise goes through a transitional period. Some start as a rebuilding team and after a few years, they begin to improve and reach another stage in the organizations development, such as just making it to the playoffs on a regular basis. Then another period occurs when the team makes the playoffs more often or wins the division or finally gets to another round. There’s another transitional period when as…

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Short Blog Q & A: The Day After

April 10, 2017

As the Islanders clean out their lockers today there are a few questions that fans want answered heading into this offseason. So before the season in review comes out, let’s answer a few of those questions. ****These answers are my own opinion and does not reflect Isles Talk’s overall view**** Does Garth Snow return as GM? Yes Will John Tavares sign with the Islanders? Yes Will the Islanders come out…

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Blog: Crawford Should Be Next Coach Of The Islanders

January 18, 2017

With the recent firing of former New York Islanders head coach, Jack Capuano, all eyes will be on the current coach and assistant general manager, Doug Weight to see if the Islanders can show any kind of glimpses of the previous two seasons. Whether or not he can right the ship, a coaching change for the long-term is needed for this organization. The Islanders have an opportunity to become more…

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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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Blog: Isles Have A Perect Storm Approaching

January 1, 2017

To all the Islanders fans, I hope everyone had a great New Years Eve. I wish nothing but the best for you as we embark into 2017. It’s a new year and it just quite possibly be a new season of sorts for the New York Islanders. New York responded well after sending former starting goalie, Jaroslav Halak, to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL as they beat Winnipeg…

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Isles Seek Executive

December 3, 2016

From Art Staple of Newsday: Scott Malkin and Jon Ledecky have not said anything publicly during the Islanders’ dismal start to the owners’ first season in charge. But they have been busy. Newsday has learned that Malkin and Ledecky have been meeting since the summer with a number of people in the hockey world, from former team chief officers to power agents to retired players, in hopes of finding a…

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Garth Gets Sirius On XM

July 8, 2016

New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow joined Steve Kouleas and Scott Laughlin from Sirius XM on Thursday afternoon. You can listen to it here: My Take: Garth is going to promote all the kids at this point. He has to. Whether they had a great camp or not, Snow must now promote his young professionals like Dal Colle and Ho-Sang. I’m very intrigued to see what Barzal can do…

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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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