Depth Perception

“Maybe the Islanders aren’t as deep as we thought… It took 7 and a half games to come to light, but midway through the second period of the Islanders 4-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, the “deepest” Islanders team in recent memory was looking paper thin.  With Lubomir Visnovsky already exiting the game in the first period with a concussion, Matt Carkner barreled into Evgeni Nabokov halfway through the second…

October 20, 2013

Game Preview: Hurricanes @ Islanders

  In what should be the most accurate test to date, the Islanders will host a Carolina Hurricanes team tonight who will likely be their main competition for a playoff spot this season.  As the season progresses, and the rest of the Metro division pick themselves up from some terrible starts, The Hurricanes are a team I can see being the Isles most direct divisional competition for that 3rd/7th, 8th…

October 19, 2013

Isles Talk 2013-14 Metro Division Preview: Carolina Hurricanes

CAROLINA HURRICANES OUT: D JOE CORVO; C JUSSI JOKINEN IN: D ANDREI SEKERA; C NATHAN GERBE; G ANTON KHUDOBIN LAST YEARS RECORD: 19-25-4 42 POINTS; 13TH IN CONFERENCE For me and probably others, the Hurricanes are probably the most difficult team to figure out at every start of the season. They seemed to look good on paper or have a legit chance for the playoffs then poof! they’re gone before you know…

September 21, 2013

Isles Experience Good, Bad and Ugly Tonight

We talked about GroundHog Day in our articles after the game last night against the Sabres.  We talked about how we hoped that the Isles would get us all excited and then bring us down. Well – since we are on a Movie theme here, let’s move onto a great Clint Eastwood.  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.  Well – the first period was the Good.  The Isles continued…

February 24, 2013

Great Expectations: Islanders Find Themselves in Familiar Situation

It has happened a couple times so far this season. The Islanders won some games that some folks expected them not to. They strung some wins together and found themselves in position to take the proverbial ‘next step’ forward. Up until now, all those instances have resulted in maddeningly familiar results, usually with message boards, fan sites, your text message inbox, and Twitter ablaze with rage, fury, and frustration.

February 23, 2013