Way to go, Matty!

Congratulations to Matt Moulson, for being nominated for the second straight year for the Lady Byng trophy.  Patrick Kane and Martin St. Louis are nominated for the award which will be announced during the Stanley Cup Finals. He only had four penalty minutes in 47 games this season.  The least among the top 50 scores in the NHL this season. Hopefully, the silverware will be heading to New York for…

May 17, 2013

Future Bright for Isles and this Author too

Life is returning to normal – after the great playoff run and series against Pittsburgh.  The loss is still hard to take, but the pain is gone.  Life is slowing returning to its normal routine. Well – sort of. As for me – I started a new journey today.  This morning, I began a liquid diet in advance of bariatric surgery that I am having two weeks from today.  It…

May 15, 2013

Hockey From the Blind Side, Toughness is not the Question, but Will They Be Smart Enough?

I have often commented on the toughness of hockey players compared to the players of other sports. In fact, I have often gotten flack because of how merciless I can be on baseball players in conversations with friends when we talk about the sports. My favorite line is that you never see a hockey player missing two weeks of a season because of a hang nail …. Yesterday, I had…

September 11, 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 Islanders.com….

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 This is a newer version of the gang that used to call Eyes On Isles home.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