Final Thoughts of the 2014-15 Isles and Moving On

May 5, 2015

I’m very late so I will make this this brief and try not to beat a horse that has been dead for a while now. Here are just a few final thoughts about the 2014-15 New York Islanders season and moving forward in the offseason. The overall season: The Islanders finished the regular season with 101 points. I barely recall the last time that happened. I loved the amount of…

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Blog: Islanders Options At The Trade Deadline

February 25, 2015

With the trade deadline coming up in the beginning of March, many New York Islanders fans are hoping Islanders General Manager Garth Snow pulls the trigger on a move that could help with the special teams or possibly another backup for Jaroslav Halak. So before I talk about as to who is available and what it would take to get them, let’s take a look at what the Islanders have…

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Hockey from the Blind Side, Blind Observations About the Draft

Well, it’s here and gone. With all of the build up, the 2014 NHL draft ended yesterday. What was a surprise to me was the lack of any real surprises. I was expected a lot more trade activity, and that included the Islanders. And I’m not talking about swapping draft selections either. There were few trades at all, and Florida, as I suspected, held on to their first round pick….

June 29, 2014
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Analyzing The Draft

The second round came and went for the Islanders and they secured some long term player who, like many, still need time do develop, not to mention getting another “boom or bust pick” at number 200, but if patience is preached could bold very well for the Islanders. I’ll go each player right now.       Ilya Sorokin G: Folks, here is Kevin Poulin’s replacement in two years. The writing is…

June 29, 2014
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Garth Snow – Howard Beale… Similarities anyone?

June 28, 2014

If you remember the movie, “Network”, Peter Finch, the actor that portrayed Howard Beale, the crazed news anchor who muttered a phrase that will be forever be a momentum getter at NHL arenas.  He did not use a ‘curse word’ but his antics remind me of someone at the NHL draft last night. After Garth Snow took to the airwaves (and we in the USA did not see it when…

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Isles Score Big With Dal Colle & Ho-Sang

June 28, 2014

Last night, the Islanders finished up their rebuilding through the draft by selecting future LW Michael Dal Colle with the 5th overall pick. To restate in my previous blog, he was a missing piece to an already good crop of players drafted by Islanders General manager Garth Snow. Also mentioned in my last piece, I did say to look for the Isles to trade the two second round picks and…

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With The 5th Overall Pick, Isles Select…..

June 27, 2014

Michael Dal Colle!!! According to Islanders General Manager Garth Snow via Art Staple, he does not intend on trading up in the draft so the top three of Ekblad, Reinhart, Bennet will not be falling into their laps. Draisaitl has moved up in my final rankings because it really does depend on the Calgary Flames. I know they really want Bennet, but I’m not sure who their second choice would be if Bennet…

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Isles Talk Draft Preview: Michael Dal Colle

June 26, 2014

So we’ve come to the final Isles Talk Draft Preview and I’ve saved the best for last. As I stated on WGBB last Sunday night, he’s the best left winger in this years draft. Craig Button went a step further and considers Dal Colle to be the best goal scorer out of everyone. If the Isles keep this pick, it’ll be tough not to choose Dal Colle. If the Islanders…

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How Today’s “Free Agency” Affects The Draft

Today is something new that it was mentioned but that most fans may not have remembered. Due to a new rule in the CBA, GM’s are allowed to talk to RFA’s and UFA’s starting now. This has never happened before and this is why the Islanders were so quick to try to move Dan Boyle for anything the last week or so.     From Michael Russo: “Please be advised…

June 25, 2014
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