Blog: Let’s Play Catch Up & Speculate

April 27, 2017

Since there hasn’t been much news on the Islanders front, I’m taking multiple stories from the last few weeks and putting it all on one piece. I’ll also add an interesting twist to the expansion draft for Islanders fans. Berube Not Returning This really isn’t a shock to me, but I did have higher hopes for him. He basically pulled a Kevin Poulin and failed to take the reins while…

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Short Blog Q & A: The Day After

April 10, 2017

As the Islanders clean out their lockers today there are a few questions that fans want answered heading into this offseason. So before the season in review comes out, let’s answer a few of those questions. ****These answers are my own opinion and does not reflect Isles Talk’s overall view**** Does Garth Snow return as GM? Yes Will John Tavares sign with the Islanders? Yes Will the Islanders come out…

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Blog: Crawford Should Be Next Coach Of The Islanders

January 18, 2017

With the recent firing of former New York Islanders head coach, Jack Capuano, all eyes will be on the current coach and assistant general manager, Doug Weight to see if the Islanders can show any kind of glimpses of the previous two seasons. Whether or not he can right the ship, a coaching change for the long-term is needed for this organization. The Islanders have an opportunity to become more…

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My Thoughts On Mayfield Extension

July 13, 2016

From the New York Islanders: BROOKLYN (July 12, 2016) – The New York Islanders announced today that Scott Mayfield has agreed to terms on a two-year deal. Mayfield, 23, appeared in six games with the Islanders last season, compiling 11 penalty minutes and scoring his first NHL goal. The St. Louis, MO, native spend the majority of the season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League, scoring…

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Garth Gets Sirius On XM

July 8, 2016

New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow joined Steve Kouleas and Scott Laughlin from Sirius XM on Thursday afternoon. You can listen to it here: My Take: Garth is going to promote all the kids at this point. He has to. Whether they had a great camp or not, Snow must now promote his young professionals like Dal Colle and Ho-Sang. I’m very intrigued to see what Barzal can do…

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Sound Tigers Add Depth

July 6, 2016

From Soundtigers.com Bridgeport, Conn. (July 5, 2016) – The Bridgeport Sound Tigers announced today that forwards Kellen Jones, Josh Winquist and Aaron Berisha, as well as defenseman Luke Juha have agreed to terms on one-year American Hockey League contracts. My Take: Just some decent depth signings by Snow and just another sign that he’s busy with both clubs and not just the Islanders. Make no mistake, this year is going…

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Blog: What To Do With Mikhail Grabovski

July 5, 2016

As the New York Islanders offseason continues, fans have seen changes on the roster with the possibility of more moves to come. With the Islanders projected cap hit of $67,428,976 and the NHL cap ceiling at 73 million, the Islanders are left with roughly 5.5 million dollars. There are still a few restricted free agents that need to be resigned and that will decrease the cap space even more. Can…

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Blog: Take The Day Off

July 4, 2016

From Gary, John, Paige and my self to everyone of you, have a happy and safe 4th of July. Take the day off from Islanders country, spend it with your other family, loved ones and don’t stress about what the next trade or signing or firing for one day. If you’re compelled to go to an Isles “tail gate” then we won’t stop that, but we’ll be annoyed at you…

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Blog: Goodbye To The Old & Embrace The New

July 2, 2016

Well yesterday was quite the emotional roller coaster for many Islanders fans as they said goodbye to home-grown players Kyle Okposo, Matt Martin and Frans Nielsen while welcoming veterans Andrew Ladd and Jason Chimera to New York. Now many people have been analyzing if the Islanders have gotten equal value back by saying, for example, the Islanders made lateral moves, meaning the goals lost by the previous three may be…

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Blue and White Scrimmage

July 1, 2016

Even though it’s not hockey season, it doesn’t stop dozens of hopeful hockey prospects to play the game.  Hockey players from all over try to make a good impression on Snow as they show off their skills. During the first few minutes of the first game, the Blue and White team which consisted of Florian Baltram, Connor Graham, Joshua Ho-Sang, Keeghan Howdeshell, Mitch Hults, Zack Jordan, Maximilian Kastner,Colin Markinson, Kyle…

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