Blog: The NHL Rankings At the Quarter Mark

November 20, 2017

Welcome to the first quarter mark of the NHL where I will not only go over the NHL’s top 10 teams, but the current lottery teams as well as a brief look at where the New York Islanders current are. If you’re a first time reader, welcome! If not, then you already know that I’m a writer who looks at the percentages or point pace of each teams instead of…

Read More >>

Isles Talk 2017-18 Eastern Conference Predeictions

September 27, 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 (It’s also part of my regular job) and I pride/curse at myself on how that research comes to fruition/destruction. As always I will break down each conference into four categories:…

Read More >>

Blog: The Sellers Becoming A Reality Soon

February 20, 2017

With the Islanders win last night over the New Jersey Devils, you may want to draw a line above a few teams that you may feel are probably not going to make the playoffs, even though they’re technically still in it. Once you’ve drawn that line, the upcoming trade deadline drama will begin to heat up. To do that let’s take a look at the current standings. Again, this is…

Read More >>

Isles Lose Season Opener To The Rangers

October 14, 2016

From the New York Islanders: On a night full of new faces and new line combinations, it was a pair of old running mates that accounted for the New York Islanders’ offense.  Cal Clutterbuck, Casey Cizikas and Nikolay Kulemin mounted a comeback effort for the Islanders, but the effort of the energetic trio was not enough, as the Isles fell to the New York Rangers 5-3 at Madison Square Garden…

Read More >>

Isles Talk Eastern Conference Predictions 2016-17

October 12, 2016

It’s that time again where I try to take some pride in making my Eastern Conference predictions and finding out in 6 months whether I know what I’m writing about. Again, it is my opinion and not of the entire staff here at Isles Talk. I have my usual criteria where I place each team into four different categories: 6 Core teams, 4 bubble teams, 3 sophomore teams and 3…

Read More >>

Stamkos, Hall, Lucic Off Radar; Plan D/E/F

June 30, 2016

The Captain’s back.#Stammertime for eight more years: https://t.co/SK1LDFfUgD pic.twitter.com/OZ3CsnlDBM — Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) June 30, 2016 My Take: At least the Stamkos signing comes a day before free agency begins and not for a week into it. I never thought Stamkos was coming to Long Island anyways due to the money situation with the Islanders, but this makes Tampa Bay as close to an Eastern Conference Dynasty as it…

Read More >>

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…

Read More >>

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…

Read More >>

Opportunity Knocks For The Islanders

December 2, 2015

As the New York Islanders take on their rival Rangers tonight at the Barclays Center, the Islanders have been presented with a golden opportunity this month to move up in the standings and not have to worry about just making the playoffs. The Islanders have 13 winnable games and it starts with the Rangers, who have a few injured palyers and are reeling the last couple games. They need to…

Read More >>

Isles Have Chance To Improve Record; Thoughts On Hickey

October 28, 2015

The New York Islanders defeated the Calgary Flames Monday night by a score of 4-0. This was the one game this week that had me a bit worried because the Flames could come out at any time and beat you. With that said, the Islanders improved their record to 6-2-1 with games against Carolina tomorrow and the Devils on Halloween. To go another step further, they play the Sabres and…

Read More >>