Path To The Draft 2017: Islanders Professional Prospects

June 7, 2017

In this next segment of the Path To The Draft, we’ll be going over five players who have a distinct theme this coming year. A few years back many Islanders fans were wondering who was going to replace Brian Strait as the 7th defenseman. My response was always Scott Mayfield. It was an easy replacement, so this next group of professionals (players too old for juniors, but not yet ready…

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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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Gary & John Talk With Sound Tigers Voice Alan Fuehring

January 2, 2017

Sports Talk 1240 radio hosts & Isles Talk alumni Gary Harding and John Panarese sat down with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers play-by-play announcer Alan Fuehring. They discussed the new goalie situation, how Bracken Kearns and Scott Mayfield are looked upon as leaders on the team, how Ryan Pulock has been playing since coming back from injuries and the rest of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The guys also talk about the…

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Blog: The Professional Prospects

June 20, 2016

In the second category of prospects that I’ll go over will be five players who are entering or are already into playing professional hockey either in the ECHL, AHL or NHL. The main criteria to this list is potential, who has the best chance at seeing legitimate ice time in the NHL. Let’s get to them. At number 5, Stephon Williams. Williams began his professional career playing in 7 ECHL…

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Lesson Of The Day: Don’t Assume Anything

December 15, 2015

The last couple of days have gone by and with the New York Islanders continuing their winning ways as they have moved ahead of the New York Rangers in the standings. Their defeat of the New Jersey Devils should have been an easy one to pick, but not because of their winning streak. The Islanders did not have to play against Travis Zajac or Adam Henrique, two forwards who are…

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Isles Talk Prospects Report

December 12, 2015

As much as I love covering the draft in the early summer, it’s also important for me to continue observing those draft picks as they progress and develop throughout the course of the next year or two. In the case for the New York Islanders some hockey websites include prospects that are in Bridgeport, since their definition of a professional is the NHL. I tend to disagree with that. My…

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Isles Talk 2015 Draft Preview: Stephen Desrocher

June 25, 2015

Okay folks, it’s a new scenario: Garth Snow cannot make a trade to move up in the draft and he has to pick at number 72. For me, this is like trying to hit my target riding a horse backwards and blindfolded. No clue. But since I’ve been covering the draft since 2008, I’m usually pretty good at picking the right player in the correct round. For example, some players…

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Isles v Bruins Preview

October 3, 2014

#465519509 / gettyimages.com The New York Islanders take on the Boston Bruins at a sold out Webster Bank Arena for the Isles final preseason game. The Islanders are coming off a shoot out loss to the New Jersey Devils last night. Yes you read that correctly. Here was Jack Capuano after the game: Despite all the drama of who makes the team and the concern over the defense the Islanders…

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Dal Colle Signs Entry Level Contract

September 29, 2014

#451351410 / gettyimages.com From The New York Islanders: The New York Islanders and forward Michael Dal Colle have agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract. The Islanders selected Dal Colle, 18, with the fifth-overall pick in the 2014 National Hockey League Draft. The Richmond Hill, Ontario, native scored 95 points (39 goals, 56 assists) in 67 games with the Oshawa Generals last season. A 6’1, 182-pound winger, Dal Colle…

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