Isles Talk Rumor Roundup: Duchene, Landeskog, Duclair, Yakupov

December 3, 2016

Since it’s a slow night, I’d figure I take a look around the internet to see any possible trade rumors involving the Islanders. There really isn’t anything concrete or anything of substance, but I’ll just have some fun and this is strictly for entertainment, I have no confirmation on anything here, pure speculation. From Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: There are rumblings Colorado would trade captain/left-winger Gabriel Landeskog for a…


Blog: Playoff Bracket Is All About Momentum

April 13, 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! When you live in my neck of the woods, this is my hunting season. This is every nerds Comic-Con. This time of year not to think about baseball until it’s absolutely necessary. Basketball playoffs don’t matter until the NBA Finals, and by then Golden State should win it all anyways. This time of year brings out all the trash talkers from every…


Blog: Learn About Your Enemy So You Can Beat Them

April 12, 2016

After going over the New York Islanders season and showing how depth and goaltending helped them reach the 100 point plateau for a second straight season, it’s time to look at the other teams in the Eastern Conference from my predictions article back in October and see what has changed and what it may mean for the playoffs. I’m going to specifically look at the Islanders and Panthers after going…


2015 Western Conference Predictions

April 15, 2015

Continuing on with the 2015 Stanley Cup first round predictions, it’s time for the Western Conference. Again I have my picks all set, but I’m just going to do the first round. Here we go! Anaheim Ducks & Winnipeg Jets Winner: Anaheim Anaheim has everything going for them and they should take this series. As a hockey fan, to see the fans in Winnipeg participate in the playoffs once again…


Blog: Eastern Conference Stronger Than Ever

February 3, 2015

I’ve been going on twitter or Facebook or some other Islanders chat room and there’s always the select few who believe that if the Islanders lose tonight against the Florida Panthers that the sky is falling. Granted a three game losing streak is not good and yes, the NHL trade deadline is coming, but how far are the Islanders? Should changes be made? How are the rest of the teams…


Islanders Need To Make The Right Choice

October 3, 2014

#484279683 / As this final pre-season game comes to a conclusion tonight in Bridgeport, the New York Islanders will be making tough player decisions that will undoubtedly make a few fans scratch their heads and probably lash out in utter frustration. Anything short of not trading Josh Bailey for a any kind of defenceman will be unacceptable. Well, you’re gonna burn me at the stake for this article. What…


Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning

September 23, 2014

Isles Talk continues its season preview special with a team that really improved this past off-season, the Tampa Bay Lightning. Last year was a phenomenal season for the Bolts, especially when you had Steven Stamkos out of the lineup for a good chunk of the season and Martin St. Louis asked for a trade. Through it all though, the Lightning made the playoffs thanks to the stellar goaltending of Ben Bishop….


Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Previews: Pittsburgh Penguins

Isles Talk will be previewing the NHL prior to the start of the season over the next few weeks. I have been given the task of taking a look at the Pittsburgh Penguins. Here is my take on the boys from the Steel City. Pittsburgh Penguins 2013-14 Record: 51-24-7, 109 Points, 1st in Metro Division and 2nd in Eastern Conference. Playoffs: defeated by the Rangers in the second round in…

September 21, 2014

Reinhart Set For WHL Championship

May 3, 2014

2012 first round pick Griffin Reinhart and his Edmonton Oil Kings are once again playing in their third straight WHL championship with game 1 starting tonight at 7:00pm against their rival the Portland Winterhawks.   This is the third year in a row that both teams will be facing off against each other for the Championship, There is s hockey coincidence between the same two clubs. The last and only time that happened…


Free Agency: What Isles Can Take From Round 1

There are two facts about doing brackets for the NHL playoffs: First, I’m really good at picking the Eastern Conference as all the teams I had picked moved on. Second, I’m wretched at the Western Conference, as I had the Avs and Sharks in my Conference Finals with San Jose winning the Cup. Now that my humiliation is over, let’s see what Islanders fans can take from other teams losing early in the first round:…

May 1, 2014