Blog: Capuano Fired; Players Need To Respond

January 18, 2017

#Isles News: Jack Capuano has been relieved of his duties as Head Coach. Assistant GM Doug Weight will serve as interim Head Coach. — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) January 17, 2017 Well the timing is certainly odd, but Islanders fans got what they wanted as news yesterday came out with the firing of head coach, Jack Capuano. Capuano leaves as the second winningest coach in Islanders history and has set…


Blog: Isles Late Bloomers Begin To Shine

December 2, 2016

What a difference a week makes, especially when the New York Islanders win three in a row. The Islanders had to beat the Calgary Flames if they wanted to even dream about making the playoffs. It was a dream come true for them when they beat both the Penguins and Capitals Wednesday and yesterday, respectably. Hoping that the Islanders do not lose another three straight, you can make a string…


Blog: What Would You Do If You Were Isles GM?

June 23, 2016

I’ve, talked about the graduates, the professionals and the drafted prospects of the New York Islanders all week long and I’ve given my five players who could be taken at number 19 should the Islanders draft at that spot. Now this is my once-a-year treat where I play arm-chair GM and I try to improve the team while still trying to stick to what Garth Snow could do, meaning keeping…


Grabner Traded To Leafs

September 17, 2015

#Isles acquire Taylor Beck, Matt Finn, Christopher Gibson, Tom Nilsson and Carter Verhaeghe from Toronto in exchange for Michael Grabner. — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) September 17, 2015 As I have written previously, too many forwards on this team and the Isles were bound to make a trade. Beck has some NHL experience but is a project. Matt Finn maybe headed to Bridgeport, but is a 2nd round pick in…


Grabovski Out; No One Called Up

October 17, 2014

Grabovski won't travel to Pittsburgh with #Isles. Out indefinitely is all I've heard. — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) October 17, 2014 My take: After going 4-0 to start the season, the amount of injuries piling up will eventually take it’s toll, but that’s why having this much depth is so important. Colin McDonald should see action against Pittsburgh on Saturday, but how the lines will look will be determined at a…


Reinhart Sent Down

October 16, 2014

#Isles activate Calvin de Haan off IR, send Griffin Reinhart to Bridgeport. — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) October 16, 2014 My take: Bridgeport just got better with the addition of Reinhart. I am also wondering, with Colin McDonald still in the press box and Michael Grabner to return in a few weeks, where does this leave Ryan Strome? Will he be the next victim (see Lee, Reinhart) of the numbers game,…


Grabner Out Indefinitely

#458191317 / Sports hernia surgery successful for Michael Grabner. Just picked him up from hospital. Back in 4-6 weeks #Isles #NHL — Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) October 9, 2014 Can confirm @andystrickland report on Michael Grabner's sports hernia surgery. Out indefinitely. #Isles — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) October 9, 2014 My take: Strome, Bailey & Conacher now have time to showcase what they’re capable of. Grabner getting injured again is…

October 9, 2014