My Thoughts On Mayfield Extension

July 13, 2016

From the New York Islanders: BROOKLYN (July 12, 2016) – The New York Islanders announced today that Scott Mayfield has agreed to terms on a two-year deal. Mayfield, 23, appeared in six games with the Islanders last season, compiling 11 penalty minutes and scoring his first NHL goal. The St. Louis, MO, native spend the majority of the season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League, scoring…

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Sound Tigers Add Depth

July 6, 2016

From Soundtigers.com Bridgeport, Conn. (July 5, 2016) – The Bridgeport Sound Tigers announced today that forwards Kellen Jones, Josh Winquist and Aaron Berisha, as well as defenseman Luke Juha have agreed to terms on one-year American Hockey League contracts. My Take: Just some decent depth signings by Snow and just another sign that he’s busy with both clubs and not just the Islanders. Make no mistake, this year is going…

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Blog: The Barzal Effect

June 21, 2016

Part three of the Prospects are the ones who are not yet old enough or talented to make it to the professional teams. With another year of development, each of these players should be making their way to either Bridgeport or the Islanders in the near future. I’ve selected five players who will either see time in Bridgeport next year or may just make the Islanders sooner than later. Now…

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Blog: The Professional Prospects

June 20, 2016

In the second category of prospects that I’ll go over will be five players who are entering or are already into playing professional hockey either in the ECHL, AHL or NHL. The main criteria to this list is potential, who has the best chance at seeing legitimate ice time in the NHL. Let’s get to them. At number 5, Stephon Williams. Williams began his professional career playing in 7 ECHL…

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Blog: The Graduating Prospects

June 19, 2016

Usually around this time of year I am writing up different draft eligible player profiles for Isles Talk and by the morning of the draft, I’ll pick who I believe the Islanders will take. I got pretty good at it in recent years as I have predicted Ryan Pilon, Michael Dal Colle, Ryan Pulock, Griffin Reinhart, Calvin de Haan and I let my pit bull pick John Tavares. That prediction…

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Isles Win Against Arizona; Lose Grabovski

November 17, 2015

Thoughts: This was a very good game that was played by the Isles. The only real concerning sign from last nights game was that the Isles have to stop giving teams a powerplay goal. They’ve allowed it to happen six out of the last seven times. The Isles are 6-2-2 when they don’t allow a powerplay goal. (NYISkinny) Grabovski did not return to the game with what is being called…

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Isles Fall While Bridgeport Wins

October 11, 2015

The Chicago Blackhawks completed the home and home sweep of the New York Islanders yesterday in Chicago. At least the Isles won’t see much of the Hawks for a while. There’s really not much to say about this game. I Thought rookie goalie J.F. Berube played ok for his first NHL game, but it was clear that some of his teammates were not playing with any kind of consistency. If…

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The Bridge Report: Reviewing The Grabner Trade

September 18, 2015

Since I went to work an hour or less after Michael Grabner was sent to the Toronto Maple Leafs, I did not do any research on the players the Islanders had received in the trade. So after reading up and talking to a few Toronto Marlies fans, many were saying the same thing: They just needed a place to play more minutes. So Bridgeport is the perfect place for this…

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Poulin, Carkner Resign; Isles Have Interest In Zidlicky

August 12, 2015

According to Newsday: the New York Islanders have resigned RFA goalie Kevin Poulin. The Bridgeport Sound Tigers have also signed defenseman Matt Carkner to a two year AHL deal. My take: Poulin was going to play this year, but to have Stephon Williams backing him up and competing will be very interesting to see. Both goalies should be able to hold their own in this League and it appears the…

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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…

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