Blog: 2018-19 Western Conference Predictions By The Numbers

October 3, 2018

Can’t have one without the other. It’s the same format as the Eastern Conference and so now, here are my predictions (expectations) for the West. The Core Teams: These are the teams that should make the playoffs: Winnipeg, Nashville, St. Louis, Vegas, San JosĂ© and Los Angeles. The Central will remain the strongest division in the league and thanks in part to a few injuries, one team falls out and…

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Blog: 2018-19 Eastern Conference Predictions By The Numbers

September 27, 2018

Every year I write up a different kind of preseason prediction because the upcoming season really is unpredictable. To be honest, this should really be more like an expectation piece than a prediction, but like all kinds of writings like these, take with a grain of salt. What I tend to do is I take info from the last three years of each player and after some simple math and…

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Blog: New York Islanders Preseason Review

September 12, 2018

Welcome back to another season of New York Islanders hockey here at Isles Talk everyone. To say it was a summer to remember is a complete understatement, but I’m here to write about what’s in front of us and that’s the preseason, which begins on Sunday. Entering the preseason, many have the Islanders finishing out of the playoffs but not as bad as they were last year. To be more…

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Blog: What Happened To The Loyalty?

July 4, 2018

Occam’s Razor: When presented with two or more competing hypotheses the simplest of the set tends to be the right one. Keep that in mind when you read this article, if you would. A lot of dirty went on with the Islanders and has gone on for some time. Everyone (by everyone I mean everyone but the city of Toronto) was blind-sided by the decision made by now former captain…

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Blog: Lou Must Trade To Earn My Trust

June 18, 2018

**This is a complete conspiracy theory on my part. It’s filled with rumors based off of one news report with the foundation of evidence that amounts to nothing. I’m simply testing out how well I have studied Lou’s professional behavior over the years.** In Lou We Trust I used to hate that phrase and In some ways I still do. I hated it every time the Devils won the Stanley…

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Blog: With A Long Summer Ahead, Three Questions Remain

April 1, 2018

Well, that was completely unexpected, but when you’ve been a fan for as long as some have it’s not shocking, but it is (to put it nicely) disappointing. The New York Islanders will miss the playoffs for a second consecutive year and there’s some very obvious reasons why they’ll miss. I’m not going to write about what happened ( I will later) or why the Isles missed and just regurgitate…

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Blog: Isles Have No Choice But To Go Up

January 30, 2018

The “Second Half” of the season begins for the Islanders tonight against the Florida Panthers after the completion of this past weekend’s All-Star festivities. With the Isles completion of the their 50th game a few days ago, we’ll go through the pro-rated standings, talk a little bit about what the Isles may do at the trade deadline (which is now less than a month away) and I’ll give a few…

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Blog: Welcome To The Trade Deadline Season

January 11, 2018

Welcome to the second half of the NHL hockey season folks! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, but there is a new season upon us. It’s called the NHL trade deadline. For me, the trade deadline season begins usually after the World Junior Championships and lasts up until the actual trade deadline date which is February 26th. This is also where you’ll start to begin to see teams…

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Blog: Isles With A Chance To Separate From The Pack

December 13, 2017

So the new York Islanders have reached the thirty game mark and once again I’ll be looking at the standings from a percentage standpoint or pro-rated view to give you an idea about what will pan out for the Islanders for the duration of the season. So The standings for the Eastern Conference as of December 13th, 2017 look like this: 1. Tampa Bay Pace:126 2. Toronto 105 3. New…

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Blog: Isles Must Throw Out The Under Dog Role

November 21, 2017

With the NHL moving forward beyond the quarter mark and the New York Islanders playing tomorrow against the Philadelphia Flyers, it’s time to take a deeper look into the Isles and see where things could be headed for over the next quarter mark. In the preseason, I went for the Isles finishing anywhere between 100-105 points and making the playoffs. I also stated that the second half of last season,…

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