Islanders Look To Clip The Pens

October 18, 2014

The New York Islanders (4-0-0; 8 points) take on the Pittsburgh Penguins (2-1-0; 4 points) tonight at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Forget about the idea that these two teams will be fighting for a first place spot, this is a battle between the two worst penalty killing teams in the League. The Islanders are currently ranked 29th with 61.9% while Pittsburgh is 30th with a 60% “effective” rating….


Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins

October 6, 2014

#457220397 / Isles Talk continues it’s 2014-15 season preview with the reigning Metropolitan Division Champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Last year was a good regular season year for the Pens as Sydney Crosby played healthy and brought back a ton of hardware at the NHL awards ceremony. Unfortunately they let the New York Rangers make history as they came back from a 3-1 deficit and beat the Pens in game…


Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Previews: Pittsburgh Penguins

Isles Talk will be previewing the NHL prior to the start of the season over the next few weeks. I have been given the task of taking a look at the Pittsburgh Penguins. Here is my take on the boys from the Steel City. Pittsburgh Penguins 2013-14 Record: 51-24-7, 109 Points, 1st in Metro Division and 2nd in Eastern Conference. Playoffs: defeated by the Rangers in the second round in…

September 21, 2014

Do The Islanders Have Their Number 2?

August 28, 2014

For most of the summer I enjoy reading the playoff predictions by other major hockey websites, such as (for example) the NHL, TSN or the Sporting News for the entertainment value and because it does give me an idea of how I will “predict” come late September. I’ve also gone on and read many fans blogs and their playoff predictions and for the most part, except for the major hockey websites, many of…


No Home Team Gold in Sochi

February 19, 2014

Did you really see this coming? The Russians are OUT of the Olympic Tournament after a 3-1 loss to the Fins. Vladimir Putin should be sending these guys on a all-expense paid trip to Siberia.  The Russians were an expected favorite to reach the Gold Medal Game.  The pressure on these guys to do it on their home turf, must have been so much for them to handle. Alexander Ovechkin…