Opportunity Knocks For The Islanders

December 2, 2015

As the New York Islanders take on their rival Rangers tonight at the Barclays Center, the Islanders have been presented with a golden opportunity this month to move up in the standings and not have to worry about just making the playoffs. The Islanders have 13 winnable games and it starts with the Rangers, who have a few injured palyers and are reeling the last couple games. They need to…


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…


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,…


Blog: Islanders Options At The Trade Deadline

February 25, 2015

With the trade deadline coming up in the beginning of March, many New York Islanders fans are hoping Islanders General Manager Garth Snow pulls the trigger on a move that could help with the special teams or possibly another backup for Jaroslav Halak. So before I talk about as to who is available and what it would take to get them, let’s take a look at what the Islanders have…


Gary’s Audio Blog – Getting a Little Concerned

February 4, 2015

CLICK BELOW TO HEAR GARY’S PODCAST… Well – I am not going to jump off the ledge, but after THIS three game losing skid, I am beginning to get a little bit concerned. This was a total lackluster effort. ┬áDespite what Cappy said in the presser following the game, I feel that this was not a well played game by this team. ┬áDistractions, sloppy passing, little effort shown. Now I…


Blog: Eastern Conference Stronger Than Ever

February 3, 2015

I’ve been going on twitter or Facebook or some other Islanders chat room and there’s always the select few who believe that if the Islanders lose tonight against the Florida Panthers that the sky is falling. Granted a three game losing streak is not good and yes, the NHL trade deadline is coming, but how far are the Islanders? Should changes be made? How are the rest of the teams…


Can Isles Catch Lightning In A Bottle?

November 15, 2014

The New York Islanders are looking for their 6th consecutive win as they finish their Florida road trip against Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay (11-4-2) is on an offensive tear, averaging 3.53 goals a game, second behind Pittsburgh. The player to watch for the Lightning is of course Steven Stamkos who has been on a tear this year. Ben Bishop gets the start for the Lightning….


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: Florida Panthers

October 5, 2014

#483922115 / gettyimages.com Isles Talk continues it’s 2014-15 season preview with a team that I have absolutely no clue how well they will do this year, the Florida Panthers. Forget about last year, the Panthers upgraded their team at the draft and during the off season to the point that the last time the Panthers did this, they won the Division. 2013-14 Record: 29-45-8 66 points; 7th in Atlantic Division;…