Isles Talk 2015 Draft Preview: Nicolas Meloche

June 25, 2015

If there was a player that reminded me of Travis Hamonic, it’s Nicolas Meloche. He’s a big, physical defenseman who can put points up on the board and is very competitive. He’s not going to let you into his area without you getting hurt. He’s got a very good slap shot and is a sound defenseman in his own end. Why is this player available in the second, possibly third…


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…


Isles Talk: Sunday Times

July 20, 2014

There isn’t much to write about the Islanders in the middle of the summer, especially when August comes, so for now (if I can keep up with it) I’ll be posting what I believe to be some of the top Islanders stories from the previous week by other Islanders sites. They will not be just from the credentialed bloggers as I also value passion in regular fan’s writing while it also gives Islanders fans…


Prospects Converge At The Coliseum

July 8, 2014

The New York Islanders are holding their annual Prospects camp starting today and runs through the week with a Blue & White scrimmage Thursday night. Fans are invited to the scrimmage for a 10 ticket that will go towards charity. Get to see recent draft picks Michael dal Colle and Josh Ho-Sang along with soon to be pro’s Griffin Reinhart & Ryan Pulock. After doing research on the draft, this…


Isles Talk Draft Preview: Sam Bennett

June 21, 2014

The other “Sam” in this years draft is sniper Sam Bennet. Bennet along with Sam Rinehart and Aaron Ekblad have been the consistent 1-2-3 in this draft order, so when a team selects any of these players, it really won’t matter what order as these picks will be of a team preference. A member of the gold medal winning Team Canada in the World Juniors and Ivan Hlinka Tournament, Bennet…


Isles Talk Draft Preview: Sam Reinhart

He’s arguably the best player available in the draft. He’s also Islanders future top defenseman Griffin’s little brother. He’s Sam Reinhart. Sam captained Team Canada to the under-18 IIHF World Championships Gold Medal and racked up 105 points in 60 games in Juniors this year. If the Florida Panthers wanted a forward with the first overall pick, Reinhart is that player. He and defenseman Aaron Ekblad are the top 2 players in this…

June 20, 2014

Isles Talk Draft Preview: Kasperi Kapanen

June 18, 2014

If there’s one thing that fans will notice, it’s that there are certain last names are coming back to the NHL. Many former NHL players’ sons are now trying to make their own names for themselves. One of them in my top 10 draft preview this year is Kasperi Kapanen, son of Sami. The one thing Kapanen has over the other draft hopefuls is that he’s playing amongst men over in…


Isles Talk Draft Preview: The Players

First off, Happy Father’s Day to all you dad’s out there. Second, congrats to the Stanley Cup Champions Los Angeles Kings for winning two out of the last three years. But with the completion of the Stanley Cup Playoffs means it’s time for the draft articles to begin. I personally enjoy doing this because it gives me a better chance at remembering some of these players when they make it to the…

June 15, 2014