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…


Blog: Islanders Penalty Kill Improves; Thoughts On Jagr

February 26, 2015

When I was looking at the trade deadline yesterday and what Islanders players could be available to add to a third round pick, I looked at what the Isles might need and who might be available. The only issue I looked at was the penalty killing unit. Now when I think of the Isles PK, I think of three players: Frans Nielsen, Nikolay Kulemin, and Michael Grabner. Nielsen and Kulemin…


Blog: Eastern Conference Stronger Than Ever

February 3, 2015

I’ve been going on twitter or Facebook or some other Islanders chat room and there’s always the select few who believe that if the Islanders lose tonight against the Florida Panthers that the sky is falling. Granted a three game losing streak is not good and yes, the NHL trade deadline is coming, but how far are the Islanders? Should changes be made? How are the rest of the teams…


Why New York Needs Hockey & A Rivalry

January 12, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com The New York Islanders take on the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden this Tuesday January 13th and it couldn’t come at a better time. The Islanders are currently having a regular season not seen in decades, while the Rangers, despite a slow start to the season, are proving that last year’s Stanley Cup run was not a fluke and are currently one of the…


Hamonic Out For Tonight.

October 23, 2014

The latest tweet from Arthur Staple   <blockquoteclass=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”> Capuano: Hamonic(upper body) out tonight, didn’t make trip up. Day to day. Johnson in goal. Vizwith hickey. #Isles — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) October 23, 2014 Welcome back #11 to the Lineup.  And of course, Anders Lee too.  Chad Johnson in net… Welcome back Johnny Rocket!  Give the B’s what they are missing desperately now…


Isles Talk Eastern Conference Preview

October 8, 2014

#488019167 / gettyimages.com The final preseason write up is here as Isles Talk concludes with the Eastern Conference preview. As I did last year, I do things a little different. I will categorize teams into certain groups and make a quick analysis on each team. I have to admit, this one was tough to predict because it is wide open this year. Having said that, here are the teams in…


Isles v Bruins Preview

October 3, 2014

#465519509 / gettyimages.com The New York Islanders take on the Boston Bruins at a sold out Webster Bank Arena for the Isles final preseason game. The Islanders are coming off a shoot out loss to the New Jersey Devils last night. Yes you read that correctly. Here was Jack Capuano after the game: Despite all the drama of who makes the team and the concern over the defense the Islanders…


Isles Beat Bruins 5-3

October 1, 2014

Exciting game to say the least from the Islanders last night. Again, no one got injured and that’s the important part. The New York Islanders are 3-1 in this years preseason and that’s another thing I’m concerned about. The microscopes that are under the players is none of my concern and I’ll leave that to the coaching staff. When the roster is trimmed further and I see more of the…