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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Isles Lose To Wild; Halak Waived

December 30, 2016

Last nights game against the Minnesota Wild personified what this season has been like between the Islanders and goalie Jaroslav Halak. There were a few things to not like, but I’ll try to condense a short version because I’m sure it’s been drilled by other media outlets. First off, the Islanders are now 6-12-1 against teams in the top ten in the NHL. They have not yet recovered from losing…

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Blog: Isles Win In The Wild; Trade Deadline Looms

February 24, 2016

With the New York Islanders continuing to win games on the road, defeating the Minnesota Wild 4-1 last night, they improve to a 32-19-7 record which is good for a 100 point pace. The Isles stopped the Wild’s 4 game winning streak with goals from John Tavares, Matt Martin and two from Frans Nielsen. The 9th place team (playing the %) are the New Jersey Devils, who are on pace…

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2015 Western Conference Predictions

April 15, 2015

Continuing on with the 2015 Stanley Cup first round predictions, it’s time for the Western Conference. Again I have my picks all set, but I’m just going to do the first round. Here we go! Anaheim Ducks & Winnipeg Jets Winner: Anaheim Anaheim has everything going for them and they should take this series. As a hockey fan, to see the fans in Winnipeg participate in the playoffs once again…

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Talk From the 300 Section – A Point is a Point

March 25, 2015

CLICK BELOW TO HEAR GARY’S PODCAST… It may not have been the ultimate result; but a point is better than nothing. It was the first time all season that the Isles did not get two points once they crossed 60 minutes.  Can you believe that? Some thoughts on what I heard throughout the night, and my feelings as we head through a very important week for this hockey club. Please…

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PreGame: 12.9.14 Isles Take On The Wild

December 9, 2014

#479539829 / gettyimages.com The New York Islanders (19-8-0) will begin their first of three games against the Western Conference starting with the Minnesota Wild (14-10-1) tonight at 8pm in the Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota. The Islanders are coming off a poor penalty kill performance against the St. Louis Blues and lost 6-4. The Wild are also coming off a loss to the Anaheim Ducks 5-4. Couple of quotes from…

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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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Random Thoughts of The Past Week

Getting away from the Islanders ownership for a moment (Probably two), I wanted to go over the teams that had ended their playoffs this past week and see how it affects the Islanders in some way, if any. But….. Before I go any further I would like to point out (maybe gloat a little haha) that in October, I made one of two “Bold Predictions” that both Boston and Pittsburgh wouldn’t make…

May 18, 2014
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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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