Isles Visit Boston

September 30, 2014

#466109689 / gettyimages.com The New York Islanders visit TD Bank & the Boston Bruins this evening starting at 7pm. The projected lineups are as follows: Forwards Conacher-Tavares-Okposo Bailey-Strome-Kulemin Lee-Nielsen-Skille Martin-Cizikas-Clutterbuck Defenseman Hickey-Donovan Czuczman-Mayfield Reinhart-Brennan Goalies Poulin Leggio My take: Again, I’ll emphasize that as long as no one gets injured, it’s already a good game. Another left wing for John Tavares as Corey Conacher gets a look. Don’t read too…

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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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Prepping for Yankee Stadium

January 28, 2014

  Not a lot of momentum as we get to the outdoor game in about 31 hours or so. Losing to Boston was a tough one to swallow.  Despite the 16-2 shot disadvantage early, the Isles played strong up to the end of the second period.  At the point, Thomas Hickey, who was playing quite well for the team of late, makes a gaffe and loses his edge, which causes…

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Complete Game For Isles – Win 2nd Straight

The first period was a little touch and go – back and forth.  That scared a good deal of Islanders fans among the 14,000 + at the Coliseum tonight. The second period saw the Islanders take over the game.  The top line, which many fans were not happy with following the Vanek/Moulson trade, was outstanding.  John Tavares, Kyle Okposo and Thomas Vanek were all +3 on the night.  Vanek getting…

November 2, 2013
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From Post Game To Pre Game

I’m late to the party on the Islanders post game from yesterday so I do apologize. Many by now have read the post game reports of other websites so I will just briefly go over what happened with a few plus/minus rants. First off let me say that this was the most determination I have seen this team play all year. They never gave up, the offense was unbelievable totaling…

November 2, 2013
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Draft Preview: What Can Cup Champs Teach Us About Drafting

As I watched last nights insomniac game between the Chicago Blackhawks & Boston Bruins, I started looking at all the players on each team and realized how little some of the rosters had changed since each team won their respective championships a few years back. Chicago had a debacle the summer after their Cup win, losing players to free agency because paperwork was not properly filled out, but Chicago stuck…

June 13, 2013
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Islanders Season Review & Beyond

Before the great staff here at Isles Talk in the coming days dissect the individual players that made the 2012-2013 New York Islanders, I wanted to first take a short look back at the organization as a whole and reminisce for a brief moment while at the same time look forward towards the future of this franchise and it’s minor league affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Now I know this…

May 23, 2013
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