The Bridge Report: Reviewing The Grabner Trade

September 18, 2015

Since I went to work an hour or less after Michael Grabner was sent to the Toronto Maple Leafs, I did not do any research on the players the Islanders had received in the trade. So after reading up and talking to a few Toronto Marlies fans, many were saying the same thing: They just needed a place to play more minutes. So Bridgeport is the perfect place for this…


Right Place, Right Time For Brennan

September 2, 2014

If there was a player who has gone completely under the radar or has been written off by many this season, its newly signed New York Islander T.J. Brennan. As New York Islanders fans patiently await training camp to begin, they’re slowly losing their patience/mind with Garth Snow in getting that coveted top 4 defenceman like Indiana Jones was attempting to get the Lost Arc. As the season gets closer, there…


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…


Should The Islanders Trade For A Defenceman?

July 6, 2014

Before the free agency season began, many fans already had a shopping list of positions the Islanders needed to target. A top line left winger for John Tavares a, top 4 defenceman and a starting goalie. The starting goalie was a given, but with the rest of the team, I wrote and responded on twitter by asking this question: Where are you putting them? There clearly wasn’t enough room unless the Islanders were going to…


The Bridge Report: You Got You’re Wish

July 5, 2014

Not only has this been a wild free agency for the fans of the New York Islanders, the same could be said for the fans of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. If there’s one thing I do know about the fans in Bridgeport, it’s that they want to see the players that were drafted stay beyond their first year in Bridgeport before they get called up. It’s nice to see them…


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…


The Roster is Set…

Around 3:30 – the note came out – the final roster was made official. Here are the 23 that made it: ISLANDERS ANNOUNCE 23-MAN ROSTER Lineup Features 13 Forwards, Eight Defensemen and Two Goalies UNIONDALE, NY (September 30, 2013) – The New York Islanders announced today their 23-man roster as they enter the 2013-14 season. The lineup includes 13 forwards, eight defensemen and two goalies. The complete 23-man roster is…

September 30, 2013