Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Preview: New York Islanders

October 8, 2014

#467961869 / gettyimages.com Obviously I’ve saved the best for last. Isles Talk concludes it’s 2014-15 season preview with a team that, after this past weekend, has every fan and the NHL buzzing, the New York Islanders. With the conclusion of the 2014 draft, Islanders general manager Garth Snow went out and spent money like it was Christmas and the fans are the receivers of these gifts. In one offseason, the…

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Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins

October 6, 2014

#457220397 / gettyimages.com Isles Talk continues it’s 2014-15 season preview with the reigning Metropolitan Division Champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Last year was a good regular season year for the Pens as Sydney Crosby played healthy and brought back a ton of hardware at the NHL awards ceremony. Unfortunately they let the New York Rangers make history as they came back from a 3-1 deficit and beat the Pens in game…

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Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Preview: Washington Capitals

October 6, 2014

#481894191 / gettyimages.com Isles Talk continues it’s 2014-15 Season Preview with a team that missed the playoffs for the first time in 7 years, the Washington Capitals. After moving over to the new Metropolitan Division, the former South Division champs got a taste of stronger divisional hockey going 12-15-3 and missing the playoffs as a result. They fired offensive minded coach Adam Oates and replaced him with former Predators defensive…

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Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Preview: Florida Panthers

October 5, 2014

#483922115 / gettyimages.com Isles Talk continues it’s 2014-15 season preview with a team that I have absolutely no clue how well they will do this year, the Florida Panthers. Forget about last year, the Panthers upgraded their team at the draft and during the off season to the point that the last time the Panthers did this, they won the Division. 2013-14 Record: 29-45-8 66 points; 7th in Atlantic Division;…

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Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Preview: Detroit Red Wings

October 5, 2014

#486874969 / gettyimages.com Isles Talk continues its 2014-15 season preview with a team that lost so many man games to injury and they still made the playoffs for a 23rd consecutive year, the Detroit Red Wings. There was no doubt that last year was a learning process for the Wings. That’s because many of the learning came from the young players who stepped up from the minors, having won the…

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Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Preview: Ottawa Senators

October 5, 2014

#458164511 / gettyimages.com Isles Talk continues it’s 2014-15 preview of a team that took a step back last year after losing their captain Daniel Alfredsson, the Ottawa Senators. The Senators came off a great second round run in 2013 and missed the playoffs last year, mostly due to some shaky goaltending and defense. For the second year in a row, the Senators lost their Captain Jason Spezza and was traded…

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Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

September 24, 2014

Isles Talk continues it’s 2014-15 season preview with a team that has taken big steps the last two years, the Columbus Blue Jackets. After just missing the playoffs during the 2013¬† season, a season that had them in the Western Conference, the Blue Jackets did not miss a beat and went on to a 93 point season, good for fourth in the division and 8th in the Eastern Conference. They…

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Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning

September 23, 2014

Isles Talk continues its season preview special with a team that really¬†improved this past off-season, the Tampa Bay Lightning. Last year was a phenomenal season for the Bolts, especially when you had Steven Stamkos out of the lineup for a good chunk of the season and Martin St. Louis asked for a trade. Through it all though, the Lightning made the playoffs thanks to the stellar goaltending of Ben Bishop….

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Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Preview: Boston Bruins

September 16, 2014

Heading into this 2014-15 season, if there is a team to beat this year, it’s the Boston Bruins. Last year, they lost Game 7 at home to the Montreal Canadiens and with Montreal losing a few players to free agency, the Bruins look for redemption. The biggest change for the Bruins was losing Jarome Iginla to free agency to the Colorado Avalanche, so I will be curious as to who…

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