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…


Pulock To Miss Game Against Flames

November 27, 2016

From Brian Compton: Capuano: Pulock progressing but will not play tomorrow. #Isles — Brian Compton (@BComptonNHL) November 27, 2016 My Take: This was one of my thoughts I had that would help the Islanders get out of the basement, no less talking about the draft lottery. The only saving grace here is that the Isles are playing the Calgary Flames. With the Flames season also about to be extinguished, former…


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…


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…


Right Place, Right Time For Brennan

September 2, 2014

If there was a player who has gone completely under the radar or has been written off by many this season, its newly signed New York Islander T.J. Brennan. As New York Islanders fans patiently await training camp to begin, they’re slowly losing their patience/mind with Garth Snow in getting that coveted top 4 defenceman like Indiana Jones was attempting to get the Lost Arc. As the season gets closer, there…


The Bridge Report: Why Re-Sign Poulin?

July 25, 2014

According to various websites, the New York Islanders have resigned restricted free agent goalie Kevin Poulin to a one year/two way deal. My take: Many fans were wondering why Poulin was even resigned to begin with. It’s true his overall record for the year was not good, posting a 11-16-1 record with a goals against average of 3.29 and a save percentage of .891. However, it was Poulin who got the…


Mid Summer Thoughts: Development

This is usually the time of year when I not only look at this Islanders team as a whole, I look and try to figure out what direction or philosophy the Islanders will be taking this upcoming year. I begin to just look at the overall roster and possibly look for any moves that still need to be made before training camp, but to my delight, there really isn’t a move for Islanders General…

July 16, 2014

Kabanov Bought Out

July 15, 2014

From Art Staple: Islanders have placed F Kirill Kabanov on unconditional waivers. My Take: He’ll be bought out of his final year of his entry-level contract. I did not put Kabanov on my Bridgeport “roster” as I wasn’t sure if he’d be back. Behavior issues plagued him, but when reading and talking to a few people, his dad (believed to be his agent) was an issue as well as he…


Donovan & Gallant Remain Islanders

The New York Islanders have announced that defenseman Matt Donovan and forward Brett Gallant have accepted their qualifying offers. According to Cap Geek, Donovan’s one-year, two-way deal is worth $826,875, NHL level. If he is demoted, he will receive the same $65,000 in the AHL as he did in his previous contract. Gallant will make $75,000 in the AHL and $605,000 if he returns to the NHL.     My Take:…

July 15, 2014