Blog: 2017-18 New York Islanders Season Preview

September 12, 2017

This is not going to be the usual Islanders prediction preview where I spill the addition and subtraction of players and take a guess as to where the Islanders will land either in the Metro division or the Eastern Conference. Despite how I had warned you in the beginning of August about the drama-filled articles and the lower expectations from basically every hockey media and Vegas betting outlet, I will…

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Trading Hamonic Now Is Good For Isles

November 20, 2015

When news of the trade request by Islanders defenceman Travis Hamonic broke a few days ago, I’m usually one for writing a rumor piece strictly because I love the entertainment value of talking about where certain players may go and for whom. This time however, I refrained from it because of the peculiar circumstances and who requested the trade. Travis Hamonic is a player very dear to the fans on…

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Lot’s Of Questions For Isles Garth Snow

September 13, 2015

We’re just a week away before the Isles preseason games commence. There are still a few loose ends to tie up in terms of the makeup of the team, so let’s take a look at what may happen. Plus or minus Michael Dal Colle plays nine games in? For me this is a big question. Let’s go with the positive and say he shines and he’s making it difficult for…

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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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The Passing Of A Legend

August 30, 2015

There’s so much to say in such a small venue of space for me to get in everything I would like to write about Al Arbour. In my humble opinion he’s one of the greatest, if not the greatest New York coach ever. Some will argue a few Yankees or the NFL Giants coaches like Joe Torre, Casey Stengel or Bill Parcells, but Arbour did it in a sport most…

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Blog: “You Can’t Beat Us!”

View image | gettyimages.com During the last week and a half, the New York Islanders basically took control of the Metropolitan Division by beating the Devils, Blue Jackets, Rangers and Penguins by a combined score of 17-7. Indeed, the Islanders came alive in the third period against the Pittsburgh Penguins and went on a scoring spree to beat the Pens 6-3. What gave me chills watching this game on TV…

January 18, 2015
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Isles Talk Draft Preview: Leon Draisaitl

June 23, 2014

It would be completely unprofessional and wrong of me if I did my own report on possible top 4 pick Leon Draisaitl when my colleague Paige did an exceptional one already. Draisaitl is, as she advertised. A good scorer, enough to be called “Germany’s Gretzky” and uses the body well to block opponents.       Player: Leon Draisaitl Position: Center Height: 6’2″ Weight: 208lbs League: WHL DOB: 10.27.1995 ISS: 6…

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New York Islanders Week Ahead (11/11/13-11/19/13): 1st Weekly STUD and DUD.

Wow, what a terrible week for the team. Four Straight L’s. Record Drops to 6-9-3. Vanek and Hamonic are banged up. Yikes! The Islanders will look to get their season back on track this week with three home games of the Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday variety at the Nassau Coliseum. Tuesday, November 12th: Nashville Predators vs. New York Islanders 7pm Thursday, November 14th: Los Angeles Kings vs. New York Islanders 7pm…

November 11, 2013
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Game 7: Edmonton Oilers @ New York Islanders

Tonight the Edmonton Oilers are in town to take on the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum at 7pm. The Edmonton Oilers are 1-5-1 over the first 7 games under Coach Dallas Eakins. They are coming off a much better effort Tuesday night falling in Pittsburgh to the Penguins 3-2. This could definitely be a sign that they are starting to get comfortable under new coach Dallas Eakins system….

October 17, 2013
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