Islanders Season Review & Beyond

Before the great staff here at Isles Talk in the coming days dissect the individual players that made the 2012-2013 New York Islanders, I wanted to first take a short look back at the organization as a whole and reminisce for a brief moment while at the same time look forward towards the future of this franchise and it’s minor league affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Now I know this…

May 23, 2013
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Trilogy Part 2: More Like ’75 Not ’93

Garth Snow had a plan to rebuild the New York Islanders organization. The method was simple, build through the draft and sprinkle in a few free agents. Fans approved of it because they knew it was time for one after the 2008 season. Five years later, after drafting well and getting a few steals along the way, the New York Islanders are back in the playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins….

May 1, 2013
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Trilogy Part 1: Season Review

For those who read my “predictions” article at the start of this season, I basically said that I had no clue where the Islanders were going to finish. I didn’t get much of a response from Islanders fans from Long Island, but my NHL fans (Rangers, Devils, Flyers, Penguins) here in Pa said mine was either a cop-out or “The best politically correct piece of work” they have ever read…

May 1, 2013
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Will History Be Made?

Throughout the Islanders history whenever there was a new face to the franchise, magic or memories always occurred when it was their first year in the playoffs with the team. Unfortunately, the Islanders have not had many faces to remember, especially in recent years. But when a face of the franchise does appear and he gives the Islanders a sense of relevancy, something special usually occurs in their first year…

April 23, 2013
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Tough Loss – but Still in 7th

Tough pill to swallow tonight. The third period saw the Isles just about dominate the play.  Like him or not (and I know many that read these posts do), but Henrik had an outstanding game.  No one on the ice wearing white was impressive at all tonight. Rick Nash is not the “All World” player that Ranger fans “Think” he is.  He is a strong puck possession player, but to…

April 13, 2013
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Another BIG Road Win! Isles to 6th – Nothing is Gonna Stop Them Now!

This win brings to mind a song by Jefferson Starship.  Figured I would link it here, and let it be a momentum maker. Not many thought that the Isles would get the two points out of this game tonight.  But once again, the road warriors did the typical great job away from home. Josh Bailey has been climbing a lot of rungs on his career ladder in this shortened season. …

April 11, 2013
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Playoffs Begin Now For Isles

It’s starting to feel like 2007 all over again, only this time there’s no Ryan Smyth trade to talk about. The Islanders are now in a position where the playoffs look reachable and we can thank the Devils once again for there generous inability to win with games in hand. Many fans believed every game for the last 5 games were all playoff games and that that every point was…

April 9, 2013
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$%&#$ Officiating

It should not be an excuse.  There were many shots on the net – that could have changed the tide. With the size of that Ranger team, and physicality that they possess, you are going to sit there and tell me, that they were so “ANGELIC” that they would not commit a single penalty for the ENTIRE GAME? Crap! What it basically comes down to is this:

March 8, 2013
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NYR @ NYI – The Fun Begins….

Another classic rivalry game in the making tonight. Will you be there? I know I will.  My wife, however, not so much.  Not that these games are exciting, and fun to watch, but it is the outside activities in and around the arena that give her reasons to stay home.  So, she will watch from the comfort of our living room. Things that we will know will exist tonight.

March 7, 2013
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