Blog: Who Will Still Be There At 19?

June 22, 2016

We’ve gone over the prospects in the New York Islanders organization and now it’s time to see who might be joining them starting on Friday at 7pm. In earlier years I would write about 10-15 different prospects leading up to the draft. By Friday morning, I’d predict who the Islanders would take in their respective slots. This year, I’m narrowing it down to five players. Mind you, I’m not necessarily…

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Isles & Zidlicky Not A Fit

September 17, 2015

From Elliote Friedman: 7. The Islanders also investigated the possibility of Marek Zidlicky during the summer. He isn’t going there, but there are a couple of teams looking. Well this opens a spot for Ryan Pulock, who’s style has recently been compared to Shea Weber. I said that when I was doing my draft preview of him a few years back, so that’s old news. He always reminded me of…

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Eastern Conference Preseason Rankings: By The Numbers

September 1, 2015

Welcome to September everyone! The month where, when you’re a hockey fan, you want to skip like Thanksgiving and move right into Christmas, or in this case the month of October. What September does give hockey fans are training camps and preseason games to watch as a teaser, a chance to start predicting where your favorite team will finish a the end of the season or determine how much blood…

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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…

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Isles Talk Draft Preview: Leon Draisaitl

June 23, 2014

It would be completely unprofessional and wrong of me if I did my own report on possible top 4 pick Leon Draisaitl when my colleague Paige did an exceptional one already. Draisaitl is, as she advertised. A good scorer, enough to be called “Germany’s Gretzky” and uses the body well to block opponents.       Player: Leon Draisaitl Position: Center Height: 6’2″ Weight: 208lbs League: WHL DOB: 10.27.1995 ISS: 6…

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Isles Talk Draft Preview: William Nylander

June 22, 2014

Add another son to this draft preview. Michael Nylander, former NHL player, most notably on the Washington Capitals now has his son, William entering the NHL draft. If you take a look at William’s numbers, don’t be deceived because he was a 17 year old playing against men. Like his father, he has the potential to play for a long time in the NHL, but like some of the others…

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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
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Isles Talk Draft Preview: Jake Virtanen

June 17, 2014

If the Islanders were to trade down, there are a few future gems that, if given the time to mature, would pay huge dividends down the road. One such person is right winger Jake Virtanen. A complete power forward, Virtanen can shoot the puck extremely hard, & is strong along the boards. He has great acceleration and speed for a power forward and can play the physical game. The question is: Can he be…

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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
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