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…


Al Arbour Battles Dementia

August 15, 2014

From WGR 550 in Buffalo “We love the man. Today, he’s going through a little tough time with dementia right now,” Bryan Trottier My take: For those who do not know, I’ve been the psychology field for +15 years, so to make this as simple as possible, dementia is simply memory loss. I’ve read a few titles that he was suffering from it and I have to say, suffering in this…


Still No Decision From Boyle

June 13, 2014

From Art Staple of Newsday via Twitter: G. Bazos, Dan Boyle’s agent, said that Boyle still hasn’t made a decision on whether to negotiate with #Isles. “We have no real timetable.” The #Isles, however, may have a timetable to get Boyle signed. Could look to move his rights if there’s no decision in next 7-10 days. My Take: Most fans (the same ones expecting the announcement of Charles Wang selling…


Talent vs. Chemistry: Isles Trades

Over the past few NHL seasons, the New York Islanders have been a team on a limited budget. They have made calculated, cost efficient roster transactions that have rarely made the headlines.  Draft and development has become the motto of the organization as they continue to acquire key players through the draft from Ryan Strome to Ryan Pulock.  With that being said, the 2013-14 New York Islanders season could very…

November 30, 2013

Buffalo Hires Nolan as Coach – LaFontaine as Prez – Hockey Ops

All I can say is WOW! Check the link here… http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/buffalo-sabres-fire-coach-gm-hire-ted-nolan-pat-lafontaine-1.6428902 Pat is running the show in Buffalo – taking over for Darcy Regier – the former Teflon Don – who was in charge up there since the mid 90s.  Ted Nolan is back behind the bench! We here at Isles Talk, wish them the best of luck!  

November 13, 2013

Garth Snow Ups the Ante

The New York Islanders have acquired Thomas Vanek from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Matt Moulson, a 2014 1st round pick, and a 2015 second round pick. Moulson, who turns 30 on next month, has a total of 233 points in 333 career NHL game, with all but 10 of those points coming with the Islanders.  The 4 year “core vet” is in the last year of his contract…

October 27, 2013

Tough One To Swallow

You could see it coming.  If you saw my article from yesterday, I did predict this.  I did say that the Isles could give Buffalo their first win, and they did just that. If I wrote this last night, I would have been on a serious diatribe, blasting players for their efforts, and feeling many of the 10,000 fans there (now that number should be diminished by about 3,500 or…

October 16, 2013

This Matchup Utterly Scares Me!

It should not.  It totally should be a ‘walk in the park’ matchup. An Islander team with a decent start (I know – lost 2 straight, but still is a respectable beginning to the season), against a team that is 0-6-1 to start the campaign.  Immediately – you would think that the pendulum would swing in the direction of tonight’s home team. However, is it just me – or are…

October 15, 2013

Overall Solid Effort as Isles Shut Out Sabres

Evgeni Nabokov recorded his 53rd shutout, and John Tavares scored his NHL lead-tying 12th goal of the season, and the Islanders have rebounded from a miserable beginning of the week, with a 4-0 trouncing of the Buffalo Sabres. The Isles have now won their sixth game on the road this season, and with the Mark Streit goal midway through the second period, laid a smack down on the home side. …

February 23, 2013