Isles Talk 2015 Draft Preview

June 21, 2015

The end of the Stanley Cup playoffs means that the NHL draft is not too far away. To be specific, the draft is this coming Friday, June 26th in Sunrise Florida. In years past I have usually spent more time on the draft because the Islanders were usually picking in the top 7 of the first rounds, save for 2013. This year however is a completely different draft. As of…


Blog: Q & A With Islanders GM Garth Snow

May 19, 2015

On May 18th 2015, New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow sat down with the members of the Islanders Booster Club for a little Q & A session. The mood was light, the atmosphere was calm, and it felt like a family reunion with no yelling, screaming, or anything else that would ruin the occasion. Despite the early first round exit, the Islanders did record their first +100 point season…


Blog: Coming Of Age For Calvin de Haan

May 17, 2015

During the New York Islanders rebuild if there was one player on defense where fans would scratch their heads and say “why him?” it’s defenseman Calvin de Haan. It was bad enough for fans at the 2008 draft where Islanders General Manager Garth Snow traded down several picks and selected Josh Bailey when winger Nikita Filatov was clearly available, but he made another bizarre move in 2009 by trading up…


Final Thoughts of the 2014-15 Isles and Moving On

May 5, 2015

I’m very late so I will make this this brief and try not to beat a horse that has been dead for a while now. Here are just a few final thoughts about the 2014-15 New York Islanders season and moving forward in the offseason. The overall season: The Islanders finished the regular season with 101 points. I barely recall the last time that happened. I loved the amount of…


Rookie Camp Announced

September 9, 2014

With training camp closely upon us, the New York Islanders have announced their rookie camp will open up this Friday September12th-17th at Nassau Coliseum. The practices will be run by Bridgeport Sound Tigers Head Coach Brent Thompson Players include: Forwards:  Jason Clark, Sebastian Collberg, Victor Crus Rydberg, Michael Dal Colle, Connor Graham, Mike Halmo, Josh Ho-Sang,  Ross Johnston, Anders Lee, John Persson, Alan Quine, Ryan Strome, Johan Sundstrom, Lukas Sutter Defense: Kyle Burroughs, Kevin…


Sunday Times 9.7.2014

September 7, 2014

As the weeks go by and October gets closer, Isles Talk will be doing team previews to get New York Islanders fans prepped up for their final season at Nassau Coliseum. Also towards the end of September, Isles Talk will also have some predictions for this upcoming season. It’s a little cooler out and that’s okay. The Sporting News examines why owners who stay away from day-to-day operations are more…


Some Islanders Return Early

September 5, 2014

Since it is September and just weeks away from the start of training camp, I just wanted to post a few tweets from the New York Islanders for your viewing pleasure. Brock Nelson, Cal Clutterbuck, Eric Boulton, T.J. Brennan, Matt Martin, Frans Nielsen, Thomas Hickey, Andrey Pedan, Matt Carkner and Lukas Sutter are all at an informal skating practice at Ice Works. If they post any more, I will put…


Right Place, Right Time For Brennan

September 2, 2014

If there was a player who has gone completely under the radar or has been written off by many this season, its newly signed New York Islander T.J. Brennan. As New York Islanders fans patiently await training camp to begin, they’re slowly losing their patience/mind with Garth Snow in getting that coveted top 4 defenceman like Indiana Jones was attempting to get the Lost Arc. As the season gets closer, there…


Sunday Times 8.31.14

In case anyone has missed them, here are a couple of interesting reads for your Sunday morning. Enjoy! CBS Sports talks about Core Values and building around John Tavares. Michael Fornabaio talks about the Bridgeport Sound Tigers schedule and how everything is happening in three’s. Why NHL Ice Girls do not pose an Issue to Alex Kuhlke Where’s the love for Rick DiPietro? Should there be more love for him? Eric…

August 31, 2014

Do The Islanders Have Their Number 2?

August 28, 2014

For most of the summer I enjoy reading the playoff predictions by other major hockey websites, such as (for example) the NHL, TSN or the Sporting News for the entertainment value and because it does give me an idea of how I will “predict” come late September. I’ve also gone on and read many fans blogs and their playoff predictions and for the most part, except for the major hockey websites, many of…