Isles Talk Eastern Conference Preview

October 8, 2014

#488019167 / 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 Fall in Pre-Season Home Clash

September 25, 2014

The Islanders had some bright spots last night, but unfortunately for them, they were not that bright, as they fell to the Hurricanes 4-2 last night at the NVMC. Three power play goals were scored against the home team, mostly due to some inefficiencies on the back line.  Jaro Halak played the entire game and made some strong saves, but as you would expect from a pre-season venture, there were…


Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Preview: Carolina Hurricanes

September 12, 2014

In this section, Isles Talk will quickly go over the Carolina Hurricanes. It’s not that I don’t think they’ll make the playoffs, It’s just that I haven’t seen this team healthy enough to make a legitimate charge to the playoffs. However, to their credit, they always give the Islanders a hard time every year and if the Isles are to make a run themselves, they must find a way to beat the…


Isles Talk Draft Preview: Kasperi Kapanen

June 18, 2014

If there’s one thing that fans will notice, it’s that there are certain last names are coming back to the NHL. Many former NHL players’ sons are now trying to make their own names for themselves. One of them in my top 10 draft preview this year is Kasperi Kapanen, son of Sami. The one thing Kapanen has over the other draft hopefuls is that he’s playing amongst men over in…


Off Season Needs For Metropolitan Division Teams Not in The Playoffs

May 7, 2014

Note – This is a guest commentary. Hope you enjoy it! Well, the NHL playoffs are moving right along, and with no clear favorite emerging through stellar play thus far, it looks to be anyone’s Cup. This should make for some great entertainment over the course of the next month or so, but for those of us who support teams that didn’t make the playoffs to begin with, it’s always…


Patience Will Have To Be A Virtue

March 26, 2014

This will be a short article, but it may have  a lasting effect on fans during this offseason. Last night as I was watching the Islanders defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 I took note on the Canes feed of NHL Center Ice that the color commentators for the Hurricanes, John Forslund & Tripp Tracey had talked to Islanders General Manager Garth Snow before the game about any future changes at the…


Horrible Effort

** This is the fan talking – not the writer ** The enthusiasm that carried over from last season is quickly dying! That quote came from my wife.  She put it perfectly. Watching a game like the Isles just had, is going to send the naysayers into overdrive.  And in this case, I do not blame them one bit. And Cappy thought they played well?  What game are you watching….

November 7, 2013