And Then There Were 31

October 4, 2014

#480094261 / #Isles made 16 cuts, 11 non-waivers: Collberg, Gallant, Halmo, Mouillierat, Persson, Quine, Sundstrom, Mayfield, Pedan, Pelech, Pokka. — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) October 4, 2014 At noon, 5 #Isles cuts go on waivers: K. Poulin, D. Leggio, H. Zolnierczyk, J. Skille, A. Ness. — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) October 4, 2014 Now 30 players left with #Isles — technically 31, Ness practicing with big club since 4 D still…


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 v Bruins Preview

October 3, 2014

#465519509 / The New York Islanders take on the Boston Bruins at a sold out Webster Bank Arena for the Isles final preseason game. The Islanders are coming off a shoot out loss to the New Jersey Devils last night. Yes you read that correctly. Here was Jack Capuano after the game: Despite all the drama of who makes the team and the concern over the defense the Islanders…


Game Preview: Isles & Devils At The Rock

October 2, 2014

#183172653 / What looks like to be a lopsided lineup tonight, the New York Islanders will head to Newark and square off against the New Jersey Devils. According to Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post here are the line ups for the Islanders: #Isles projected D pairs: Hickey-Hamomic; Reinhart-Strait; Ness-Mayfield. Again, Halak in nets, Poulin backing up. — Brett Cyrgalis (@BrettCyrgalis) October 2, 2014 #Isles projected lines (w/…


Isles Beat Bruins 5-3

October 1, 2014

Exciting game to say the least from the Islanders last night. Again, no one got injured and that’s the important part. The New York Islanders are 3-1 in this years preseason and that’s another thing I’m concerned about. The microscopes that are under the players is none of my concern and I’ll leave that to the coaching staff. When the roster is trimmed further and I see more of the…


Isles Visit Boston

September 30, 2014

#466109689 / The New York Islanders visit TD Bank & the Boston Bruins this evening starting at 7pm. The projected lineups are as follows: Forwards Conacher-Tavares-Okposo Bailey-Strome-Kulemin Lee-Nielsen-Skille Martin-Cizikas-Clutterbuck Defenseman Hickey-Donovan Czuczman-Mayfield Reinhart-Brennan Goalies Poulin Leggio My take: Again, I’ll emphasize that as long as no one gets injured, it’s already a good game. Another left wing for John Tavares as Corey Conacher gets a look. Don’t read too…


Isles “Mindset” Entering Training Camp

As the Islanders officially embark on there final season at Nassau Coliseum, there has not been a more important training camp in recent memory this one. Rebuilding the organization via the draft was completed this past summer with the selection of Josh Ho-Sang.  This summer saw the goaltending and team depth completed through free agency. There are still some questions, but the answers will be coming in a short few weeks with the completion…

September 19, 2014

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…