Isles Talk #5 Wish List Prospect: Mathew Robertson

June 17, 2019

Name: Mathew Robertson 2018-19 Team: Edmonton Oil Kings Date of Birth: March 9, 2001 Place of Birth: Edmonton, Alberta Height: 6-foot-3 Weight: 200 pounds Playoff Stats: 16 GP 4 G 4 A 8 PTS Regular Season Stats: 52 GP 7 G 26 A 33 PTS ISS: 17 Central Scouting: 26 NAS Islander potential: a better skating Scott Mayfield I’m not keen on the Islanders drafting a defenseman in the first…


Isles Score Big With Dal Colle & Ho-Sang

June 28, 2014

Last night, the Islanders finished up their rebuilding through the draft by selecting future LW Michael Dal Colle with the 5th overall pick. To restate in my previous blog, he was a missing piece to an already good crop of players drafted by Islanders General manager Garth Snow. Also mentioned in my last piece, I did say to look for the Isles to trade the two second round picks and…


Reinhart, Oil Kings WHL Champs

May 13, 2014

When the Islanders sent 2012 first round pick and future defenseman Griffin Reinhart back down to Juniors to play for the Edmonton Oil Kings, some were not too sure if it was a good choice. When the injuries to Lubomir Visnovsky and Brian Strait occurred soon after, that decision arose again. No doubt Griffin Reinhart was not happy about getting sent down without even getting in a single game, but to spend another…


Reinhart & Oil Kings Ties Series 2-2

May 8, 2014

From the Edmonton Journal: The Edmonton Oil Kings didn’t just regain their mojo Wednesday night, they took over momentum in the Western Hockey League final series with a 2-0 victory over the Portland Winterhawks. The clubs head back to Portland for Game 5 on Friday night tied 2-2, but with the high-octane Winterhawks not having scored a goal in 116 minutes and 30 seconds dating back to the 3:30 mark…


Reinhart Set For WHL Championship

May 3, 2014

2012 first round pick Griffin Reinhart and his Edmonton Oil Kings are once again playing in their third straight WHL championship with game 1 starting tonight at 7:00pm against their rival the Portland Winterhawks.   This is the third year in a row that both teams will be facing off against each other for the Championship, There is s hockey coincidence between the same two clubs. The last and only time that happened…


Reinhart Wins Game 1; Petrov Stays In KHL

April 4, 2014

Reinhart Takes Game 1 Griffin Reinhart had 2 assists, recorded a plus 1 and was named the second star of the game as the Edmonton Oil Kings defeated Ryan Pulock and the Brandon Wheat Kings 5-0. Edmonton outshot Brandon 45-15 while also going 2-for-7 on the man advantage in the Game 1 victory.  From the Oil Kings Web site: “We got off to the start we wanted,” said Oil Kings captain…


Reinhart & Pulock Clash In The WHL Playoffs

2014 WHL PLAYOFFS SECOND ROUND If there was any kind of playoff series that I would love to watch it would be this one. The Edmonton Oil Kings, led by Islanders 2012 1st round pick Griffin Reinhart will go up against his soon-to-be defensive partner of the future Ryan Pulock, a first round pick in 2013 by the Islanders, and his Brandon Wheat Kings in the second round of the…

March 30, 2014

Draft Preview: #7 Curtis Lazar

Counting down in our Isles Talk draft preview at number 7 is Curtis Lazar. A month ago, he wasn’t even on the radar, but due to his improved play in the second half and his playoff run with the Edmonton Oil Kings, Lazar has moved his rankings upward in every draft and rankings. Again with the amount of talent in this years draft, it will not surprise me one bit…

June 20, 2013