Blog: New York Islanders Preseason Review

September 12, 2018

Welcome back to another season of New York Islanders hockey here at Isles Talk everyone. To say it was a summer to remember is a complete understatement, but I’m here to write about what’s in front of us and that’s the preseason, which begins on Sunday. Entering the preseason, many have the Islanders finishing out of the playoffs but not as bad as they were last year. To be more…

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Blog: What Happened To The Loyalty?

July 4, 2018

Occam’s Razor: When presented with two or more competing hypotheses the simplest of the set tends to be the right one. Keep that in mind when you read this article, if you would. A lot of dirty went on with the Islanders and has gone on for some time. Everyone (by everyone I mean everyone but the city of Toronto) was blind-sided by the decision made by now former captain…

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Blog: With A Long Summer Ahead, Three Questions Remain

April 1, 2018

Well, that was completely unexpected, but when you’ve been a fan for as long as some have it’s not shocking, but it is (to put it nicely) disappointing. The New York Islanders will miss the playoffs for a second consecutive year and there’s some very obvious reasons why they’ll miss. I’m not going to write about what happened ( I will later) or why the Isles missed and just regurgitate…

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Blog: 2017-18 New York Islanders Season Preview

September 12, 2017

This is not going to be the usual Islanders prediction preview where I spill the addition and subtraction of players and take a guess as to where the Islanders will land either in the Metro division or the Eastern Conference. Despite how I had warned you in the beginning of August about the drama-filled articles and the lower expectations from basically every hockey media and Vegas betting outlet, I will…

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Blog: Two Questions To Be Answered

July 12, 2017

Since the NHL expansion draft, the New York Islanders have made some moves over the last few weeks to slightly show many fans that the time to go further than just the first round is now and that the salary cap is a key factor heading into this season. There were some moves that I was expecting and then their were some surprises. So since we’re now into the middle…

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Path To The Draft 2017: Islanders Professional Prospects

June 7, 2017

In this next segment of the Path To The Draft, we’ll be going over five players who have a distinct theme this coming year. A few years back many Islanders fans were wondering who was going to replace Brian Strait as the 7th defenseman. My response was always Scott Mayfield. It was an easy replacement, so this next group of professionals (players too old for juniors, but not yet ready…

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Isles Talk Season in Review: A Year Of Transistion

April 11, 2017

Every franchise goes through a transitional period. Some start as a rebuilding team and after a few years, they begin to improve and reach another stage in the organizations development, such as just making it to the playoffs on a regular basis. Then another period occurs when the team makes the playoffs more often or wins the division or finally gets to another round. There’s another transitional period when as…

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Blog: Crawford Should Be Next Coach Of The Islanders

January 18, 2017

With the recent firing of former New York Islanders head coach, Jack Capuano, all eyes will be on the current coach and assistant general manager, Doug Weight to see if the Islanders can show any kind of glimpses of the previous two seasons. Whether or not he can right the ship, a coaching change for the long-term is needed for this organization. The Islanders have an opportunity to become more…

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Blog: When Will Ryan Strome Sign?

September 16, 2016

With the New York Islanders training camp approaching, the biggest cause for concern is unsigned, restricted free agent center Ryan Strome. There has been a team policy in place for over a decade that if restricted free agent players are not signed by the start of training camp, they will not be playing the season for the Islanders. This has happened to three notable players: Brad Isbister, Zdeno Chara, and…

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WGBB Chats With Islanders Assistant GM Doug Weight

September 12, 2016

From SportsTalk1240: Hosts Gary Harding and John Sweeney welcome New York Islanders Assistant Coach and General Manager Doug Weight to the program, followed by longtime Islanders announcer Jiggs McDonald. My Take: First off, Gary got a black jersey. If it wasn’t for him, I would not be writing on Isles Talk or in AHL press boxes and having quick chats with Garth, so I do owe him. Having said that, he’ll…

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