Blog: Zero Expectations

January 8, 2019

“Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.” ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations The New York Islanders have suffered. Some fans more than others, but have suffered together as a family. They’ve been bent, broken and yet both players and fans are still…

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Blog: Isles Have More Time To Evaluate

November 27, 2018

So we’ve reached the quarter mark of the NHL season and for many (including myself this early in the year), the New York Islanders are exceeding everyone’s expectations with a 12-9-2 record. Many have asked what should the Isles do at this point of the year? Do/Can they make a trade for more veteran experience to improve the team now? Is bringing up a prospect a good idea after 20+…

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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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Barry Trotz – What to Expect from our New Coach – from a new writer for Isles Talk

*** Editor’s Note – This article was written by Sophie Flink.  She is a new found Islanders fan – and I will say she did a great job.  You will be seeing her on Isles Talk in the future. *** By Sophie Flink As the Islanders head into the new season with a new head staff and without their star player, all eyes are on Barry Trotz, the new head…

September 14, 2018
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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: 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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Belmont – Here we Come! YES YES YES

As Larry Brooks said, this may have been the best day in 34 years, as an Islanders fan.   He is close, but it is right up there. With a press conference at Belmont Park, it was announced the NY Arena Partners (A venture between the Isles/Mets and MSG) are going to build a complex at Belmont Park, where the Isles will finally call HOME! Finally, for the first time as…

December 20, 2017
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