Blog: Road To The Playoffs, A Look Back At 2019

January 23, 2020

As the New York Islanders are in the beginning days of their long break, many fans are looking for general manager, Lou Lamoriello, to make a move to improve the club because of the recent lackluster play and the belief that the Isles have hit their height and their is a fear that the Isles may not do well in the playoffs or worst yet, not make the playoffs at…


Isles Talk Western Conference Preview

October 1, 2019

Welcome back for another season with Isles Talk everyone! As customary I always begin the year with a different look than other traditional predictions. I will include what I think the teams potential could be, but I also try to give an idea as to where the teams are as organizations on a whole. I do believe that you could see five teams from the Central Divsion make the playoffs…


Isles Talk 2017-18 Western Conference Predictions

September 25, 2017

So we’re just about two weeks away from the start of the regular season and it’s time for my predictions segment. Now unlike many, I love doing predictions. It gives me a chance to really look into researching other teams and I pride myself on how that research comes to fruition. As always I will break down each conference into four categories: The Core; Bubble, Sophomores, and Lottery. When it…


Isles Have Chance To Improve Record; Thoughts On Hickey

October 28, 2015

The New York Islanders defeated the Calgary Flames Monday night by a score of 4-0. This was the one game this week that had me a bit worried because the Flames could come out at any time and beat you. With that said, the Islanders improved their record to 6-2-1 with games against Carolina tomorrow and the Devils on Halloween. To go another step further, they play the Sabres and…


2015 Western Conference Predictions

April 15, 2015

Continuing on with the 2015 Stanley Cup first round predictions, it’s time for the Western Conference. Again I have my picks all set, but I’m just going to do the first round. Here we go! Anaheim Ducks & Winnipeg Jets Winner: Anaheim Anaheim has everything going for them and they should take this series. As a hockey fan, to see the fans in Winnipeg participate in the playoffs once again…


Talk from the 300 Section – Thoughts on Last Night and Tonight

February 28, 2015

CLICK BELOW TO HEAR GARY’S PODCAST… Thinking about the 35th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice.  I wanted to share this You Tube Video from the young man that impersonates Herb Brooks to a T.  Check it out…   Here is my latest on last night’s game – as well as thoughts on today’s macthup against the Canes. Note – Tim Gleason has been dealt from Carolina to the Caps…


Isles Talk Western Conference Preview

October 8, 2014

#486981053 / I usually do things thing a little different when it comes to regular season predictions. Like last year, I will categorize teams into certain groups and make a quick analysis on each team. Unfortunately, the Western Conference is like the rich getting richer and the poor get poorer. It’s real easy to predict with this Conference, so let’s have some fun. here we go: The Core: These…


Isles Talk Draft Preview: Aaron Ekblad

June 16, 2014

When you have to build a team from scratch, you have to have a solid foundation. Ekblad is a franchise defenceman who can log 25 minutes or more and play in all game situations.  The maturity at his age is way above most of the others. Name: Aaron Ekblad Position: Defense Height: 6’4″ Weight: 216 League: OHL DOB: 2.7.1996 (18) ISS: 2 CSS: 2 Style Comparisons: Shea Weber Season Totals: GP: 58 Goals: 23 Assists: 30 Points: 53 Put simply, he’s the best…


Could Reinhart Be Had At #4

The Islanders have had a history of having brothers on the same Islanders team. In the 70’s you had the Potvin’s, the 80’s you had the Sutter’s, or at least two of them, and in the late 90’s you had Kenny and Jorgen Jonsson. Is it possible the Islanders could bring in Sam Reinhart, the number one (or two)  consensus pick and join him with his brother and 2012 first…

April 3, 2014

Calgary A’Callin

February 6, 2014

Tonight – is the one and only visit for the Calgary Flames into the Coli. Well – it will not be like a Boston or Montreal game with the opposing fans – that’s for sure. Bob Hartley’s boys, three points less than the Islanders are coming off a 2-0 shutout loss to Les Canadiens in Montreal on Tuesday night.  Mike Cammallieri is in limbo awaiting the call that he may…