Could The Prodigal Son Come Home?

An interesting question, to say the least. According to an article in the New York Post, former Islander great Pat LaFontaine has been contacted by some European investors about purchasing the Islanders from Charles Wang. Wang has said that he would not allow his team to play at the Nassau Coliseum after the 2014-2015 season, has said that he could sell this team, if the price is right. According to…

October 1, 2012

Hockey from the Blind Side, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Yeah, perhaps a bad reference to the song, but here we are with the lockout now a very say reality. It is reminding me far too much of 2004, and I must confess that I don’t like it at all. What is troubling me the most is that we have NHL players heading off to Europe to play hockey. This, as far as I am concerned, is not a good…

September 30, 2012

JT – Going on a Swiss Holiday

Well – at least he knows someone there. John Tavares, according to reports from AP, has signed with the same Swiss club in Bern, that Islanders Captain Mark Streit plays for. The number one draft pick in 2009, and first time All-Star last season, is now among almost 100 players that are now in action in leagues all over the European continent. Tavares is now the fourth Islander to be…

September 28, 2012

Another Team Leaves Brooklyn

And it is not the Dodgers. Here is the press release from the New York Islanders: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NHL ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF REMAINING PRESEASON SCHEDULE Islanders Home Preseason Games At Barclays Center & Nassau Coliseum Cancelled UNIONDALE, NY (September 27, 2012) – The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the remaining preseason schedule. The League had previously cancelled all preseason games scheduled during the month of September….

September 27, 2012

Hammer and Nino to Bridgeport

As explained in the press release this morning, the Islanders announced the assignment of 21 players to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League. The release is shown below. The New York Islanders announced today that 19 players have been assigned to the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The club also assigned two players to their respective junior teams. The players assigned to the…

September 14, 2012

One week to go…..

And there is nothing to be seen on Newsday, and nothing just about in any web site on the potential lockout that is now just a week away. A good number of the players are already here practicing at Ice Works in the hope that the Islanders will still have a camp on the 21st. “We’re still getting ready for training camp,” Islanders forward Michael Grabner said to New York….

September 9, 2012

Welcome to Isles Talk

Good evening Everyone, and welcome to ISLES TALK! This is a newer version of the gang that used to call Eyes On Isles home.  Due to reasons that we will not get involved with, we have moved onto a new site. John, Toby, Paul and Ben will be joining me in the next few days, and we will be getting our annual season preview article together.  We will talk about the…

September 8, 2012