Eastern Conference Preseason Rankings: By The Numbers

September 1, 2015

Welcome to September everyone! The month where, when you’re a hockey fan, you want to skip like Thanksgiving and move right into Christmas, or in this case the month of October. What September does give hockey fans are training camps and preseason games to watch as a teaser, a chance to start predicting where your favorite team will finish a the end of the season or determine how much blood…


Blog: Consistency Is Key To Improve Isles

July 23, 2015

After their first 100 point regular season in over 30 years and a nail biting, too many sticks breaking 7 game series with the Washington Capitals, New York Islanders fans were looking for a big offseason to improve the club to take that “next step.” First came the draft, which many are not to concerned with, but they should be. After covering the draft and looking at what went down,…


And Then There Were Five

April 1, 2015

Happy April Fools Day everyone! Luckily for New York Islanders fans, the jokes are not going to be on them. There are five games remaining in this regular season and many fans are eager to just see the Islanders make the playoffs, while some would like to see home ice advantage. Let me ease some of the nerves. As of this writing, with the Boston Bruins defeating the Florida Panthers,…


Isles Talk Eastern Conference Preview

October 8, 2014

#488019167 / gettyimages.com 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 Talk 2014-15 Season Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

September 24, 2014

Isles Talk continues it’s 2014-15 season preview with a team that has taken big steps the last two years, the Columbus Blue Jackets. After just missing the playoffs during the 2013  season, a season that had them in the Western Conference, the Blue Jackets did not miss a beat and went on to a 93 point season, good for fourth in the division and 8th in the Eastern Conference. They…


Playoff Preview: Wednesday Night

The first round of the 2014 NHL playoffs begin tonight and to be honest, there’s nothing like it. For myself, it’s not just watching the best hockey, it’s also a chance to look at some future free agents who may have a good fit in with the Islanders. I’ll say this now, with the first three matchups this evening, I’m so far not impressed with the crop of free agents…

April 16, 2014

Islanders Must Learn From Their Mistakes

I know it’s early to the season, but I’m seeing a pattern that I saw last year, noticed it in one preseason game and in the first two games of this year. The Islanders cannot hold a lead. In the past, they’ve been so accustomed to being the underdog: coming back and winning hockey games that gave most fans heart attack each and every game. Fans would brush off the…

October 6, 2013

Isles Talk 2013-14 Metro Division Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

  COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS   OUT: NONE!!   IN: W NATHAN HORTON; C  JACK SKILLE   LAST YEARS RECORD: 24-17-7 55 POINTS 9TH IN WEST If there is one team that scares me in this new division, it’s the Columbus Blue Jackets. Why? No one is really treating them as a threat and they should be. This team did very well despite missing the playoffs and they did not lose…

September 21, 2013