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…


Blog: Leddy, Isles Could Take That Next Step

May 2, 2016

So far in this second round playoff series between the New York Islanders and the Tampa Bay Lightning it’s been a battle of 2009 draft picks. John Tavares, the first overall pick in 2009 scored two points in the Islanders game one victory. Victor Hedman, the number two overall pick in 2009, also scored two points in the second game to lead the Lightning to a 4-1 victory. Both teams…


Blog: Hawks Making Moves; Isles Remain Silent

February 27, 2016

The Chicago Blackhawks have bolstered their roster in the hopes of winning the Stanley Cup this year by acquiring forwards Andrew Ladd, Thomas Fleischman, Dale Weise and defenseman Christian Ehrhoff. The LA Kings got some familiar defensive depth in Rob Scuderi in a trade with Chicago that included Ehrhoff. The St. Louis Blues received some goalie depth in former Isles Anders Nilsson. Montreal and Toronto have already been selling off…


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…


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…


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…


Congrats to the BlueShirts – Other thoughts

May 30, 2014

As much as it will pain people in Islanders Country, I will pass congratulations to the New York Rangers for winning the Eastern Conference and moving on to the Stanley Cup Finals against the winner of the Kings/Blackhawks series. Despite rooting for the other team, the Rangers showed me that the better team won the series.  It took a grand total of seconds to see what an influence a good…


Playoff Preview: Thursday Night

If last night’s games were anything but a preview of what’s to come in these playoffs in 2014, I can’t wait to see what’s in store tonight. Let’s get right into it with my picks for the series winners and a look at a few possible free agents for the Islanders. Flyers Vs. Rangers: The Flyers will be without starting goalie Steve Mason for the series and I cannot expect…

April 17, 2014

Pre Game Notes: Islanders @ Blackhawks (Game 4)

Capuano on Tonight’s Game:  Poulin to start it net. Clutterbuck to make Isles debut. Moulson is a game time decision.   Cal is ready, Are you? Tylers Take: Smart move by Capuano to start Poulin on the front end of the back to back this weekend. Tomorrow is the more favorable game to pick up 2 points so why not start the stronger goaltender in that game and give your…

October 11, 2013