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…


Blog: Who Will Replace The Goals?

June 29, 2016

As this week has become a whirlwind of stress for many Islanders fans as they’re saying goodbyes to Kyle Okposo and Matt Martin while hoping Frans Nielsen returns, there is also frustration about who the Islanders should sign this coming Friday. Many fans want the “Go-all-in” and sign a player like Steven Stamkos. I don’t blame them as he would give the Isles a Crosby-Malkin type of team and help…


Blog: The Professional Prospects

June 20, 2016

In the second category of prospects that I’ll go over will be five players who are entering or are already into playing professional hockey either in the ECHL, AHL or NHL. The main criteria to this list is potential, who has the best chance at seeing legitimate ice time in the NHL. Let’s get to them. At number 5, Stephon Williams. Williams began his professional career playing in 7 ECHL…


Poulin, Carkner Resign; Isles Have Interest In Zidlicky

August 12, 2015

According to Newsday: the New York Islanders have resigned RFA goalie Kevin Poulin. The Bridgeport Sound Tigers have also signed defenseman Matt Carkner to a two year AHL deal. My take: Poulin was going to play this year, but to have Stephon Williams backing him up and competing will be very interesting to see. Both goalies should be able to hold their own in this League and it appears the…


The Bridge Report: What To Do With Grabner, Petrov

August 2, 2015

With the month of August already here, it gets to be very quite when it comes to New York Islanders news, but that doesn’t mean Islanders fans don’t have time to analyze their team and begin making their predictions for the upcoming season. One prediction that has been analyzed quite a bit is the roster spots of Michael Grabner and Kirill Petrov. The Islanders are full and there doesn’t appear…


What The County Lease Completed Means To The Islanders

July 31, 2015

Like it or not, the lease between the New York Islanders and Nassau County is done and over with today. You can point fingers anywhere you want, but you have to go all the way back to Kate Murray’s predecessors of the Dynasty years politicians if you’re gonna start somewhere first. You can blame her all you want, it hasn’t meant much to the politicians the last 40 years and…


Blog: Lubo Out, Brock & Poulin Still Not Signed

July 29, 2015

From From Lubo himself: “Even before the start of the July transfer window (free agency), I have received a proposal for a contract extension from the Islanders management, but we disagreed. They took the younger players, so they decided to go a different route. The situation is now such that I’m waiting to offer. I had to help with the google translate, but unless there is a plague on…


Welcome to the Barclay Center

The prospects of the New York Islanders and Islanders fans had the chance to witness hockey for the first time in Brooklyn.¬†The Islanders prospects hit the ice for the scrimmage game in front of 6,311 fans. The arena was packed with people who were there to see the upcoming prospects like: Michael Dal Colle, Matthew Barzal and Joshua Ho-Sang play. Walking into the Barclay Center, you could tell that the…

July 9, 2015

Isles Talk 2015 Draft Preview: Daniel Sprong

June 23, 2015

Next on my list is my “Kyle Okposo” pick. If for whatever reason Okposo is indeed traded and the Islanders land in the late first, early second rounds, and it’s between Bracco and Sprong, Daniel Sprong should get picked. He’s probably my biggest boom/bust choice because the ceiling is quite high for him. He’s got decent size and a good scoring touch with great speed, but like Bracco without the…


Isles Talk 2015 Draft Preview: Jeremy Bracco

June 23, 2015

When it comes to the NHL draft, you think of Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. The trick is to find that one player, that one diamond in the rough because after those two aforementioned players because it’s very unpredictable. If the Islanders somehow acquire a low first round or a high second round pick in this years draft, the Islanders may have scored a huge hit if they draft Bracco….