Josh Bailey?

    Yes, Josh Bailey won the game for the Islanders on December 15th against the Devils, but doesn’t take away the fact that he is still not the greatest player the Islanders though out to be. Going onto the Islanders website I noticed that when you compared Bailey to let say Strome, they don’t look good for Bailey. Josh Bailey, who has played 20 games this season, has only…

December 18, 2014

Isles Got 21 – Defeat Devs in Shootout

December 16, 2014

This was a testament to the level of character and a testament to the intestinal fortitude of this hockey club. This was a game that the Islanders should have LOST. No doubt about it – last year’s team would have suffered a defeat, and the fans like us would be screaming bloody murder. Not this time.  The Isles salvaged another one.  Hey – but a W is a W. JT…


Leafs Come A Blowing… Pregame Report

October 21, 2014

Back to  Fort NeverLose for tonight’s matchup against Toronto.  The Leafs have started up and down, with a shaky defense and goal.  Jonathan Bernier is the top goalie, and rumored Islander trades for James Reimer did not happen (thank goodness), is the backup. You have Dion Phaneuf, the overpriced captain – and not a lot of depth behind him on the back line.  This could be a focus on the…


Grabner Out Indefinitely

#458191317 / Sports hernia surgery successful for Michael Grabner. Just picked him up from hospital. Back in 4-6 weeks #Isles #NHL — Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) October 9, 2014 Can confirm @andystrickland report on Michael Grabner's sports hernia surgery. Out indefinitely. #Isles — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) October 9, 2014 My take: Strome, Bailey & Conacher now have time to showcase what they’re capable of. Grabner getting injured again is…

October 9, 2014

Isles “Mindset” Entering Training Camp

As the Islanders officially embark on there final season at Nassau Coliseum, there has not been a more important training camp in recent memory this one. Rebuilding the organization via the draft was completed this past summer with the selection of Josh Ho-Sang.  This summer saw the goaltending and team depth completed through free agency. There are still some questions, but the answers will be coming in a short few weeks with the completion…

September 19, 2014

Sunday Times 8.17.2014

August 17, 2014

Islanders Point Blank talks about John Tavares and his rating on NHL 15 Dan Saraceni’s movie review of the Mighty Ducks  Isles Nation discusses potential Islanders who could have breakout seasons. Isles Blog goes over ESPN’s choices of the seven Islanders named to their top 100 prospects. The Deke Squad from Islanders Insight dissects Josh Bailey, Matt Donovan, the Metro Division and the schedule PK @Netminder39


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…


Year in Review. Thoughts from behind the Stove

Well it really didn’t go as planned.  I expected to write at least one entry a week.  I mean its only writing. Well life got in the way and that didn’t happen.  I also expected to have a much more positive spin on things in Isles land. Well, that didn’t happen either.  Nor did a playoff appearance happen for the Isles.  So this will be my year end grades for…

May 24, 2014