Isles Talk Western Conference Preview

October 1, 2019

Welcome back for another season with Isles Talk everyone! As customary I always begin the year with a different look than other traditional predictions. I will include what I think the teams potential could be, but I also try to give an idea as to where the teams are as organizations on a whole. I do believe that you could see five teams from the Central Divsion make the playoffs…


Blog: If The Playoffs Ended Today Because Numbers Never Lie

October 30, 2018

You’ve heard of this phrase: “If the playoffs ended today…..” It’s annoying for a lot of people throughout the season when this begins. Another phrase the people don’t like is: “The numbers don’t lie….” I’m about to make it worse. I started this last year for fun and it’s why I’m doing it again, but for some teams after the 10 game mark, the playoffs have already ended. Over the…


Blog: The NHL Rankings At the Quarter Mark

November 20, 2017

Welcome to the first quarter mark of the NHL where I will not only go over the NHL’s top 10 teams, but the current lottery teams as well as a brief look at where the New York Islanders current are. If you’re a first time reader, welcome! If not, then you already know that I’m a writer who looks at the percentages or point pace of each teams instead of…


Isles Talk 2017-18 Western Conference Predictions

September 25, 2017

So we’re just about two weeks away from the start of the regular season and it’s time for my predictions segment. Now unlike many, I love doing predictions. It gives me a chance to really look into researching other teams and I pride myself on how that research comes to fruition. As always I will break down each conference into four categories: The Core; Bubble, Sophomores, and Lottery. When it…


Blog: California Dreamin For Isles

November 22, 2016

With the Islanders at 5-8-4 and entering a three game California tour of Anaheim, San Jose and Los Angeles, the New York Islanders find themselves toying with the idea of not making the playoffs. In order for the Islanders to keep in the race, they’ll need to win at least 2 out of the next three and hope that teams like the Devils, Bruins, Senators and Panthers continue to either…


Isles Talk Western Conference Preview

October 8, 2014

#486981053 / I usually do things thing a little different when it comes to regular season predictions. Like last year, I will categorize teams into certain groups and make a quick analysis on each team. Unfortunately, the Western Conference is like the rich getting richer and the poor get poorer. It’s real easy to predict with this Conference, so let’s have some fun. here we go: The Core: These…


Sports Talk 1240 On the Air tonight – HockeyTheme

June 22, 2014

Yes, I am still here.  Been spending the bulk of my time, looking for a job.  But I am still watching over the site, and have a chance to give some opinions. Yes, I was THRILLED that the Kings won the cup last week.  My wife has been playfully tortured by our Ranger fan friends because the Blueshirts captured the Cup on her birthday (June 14th).  This season, the Kings…


Hockey from the Blind Side, Giving Thanks to My Dad

It is Father’s Day weekend, and I wanted to take the opportunity to write something about my father. No, unfortunately, he will not be reading it, nor will he even be aware that I did so. He has a combination of Parkinson’s Disease and Senile Dementia, and, at this point, can hardly remember anything you tell him thirty seconds after you say it. Nevertheless, in no small way, I would…

June 14, 2014

Congrats to the BlueShirts – Other thoughts

May 30, 2014

As much as it will pain people in Islanders Country, I will pass congratulations to the New York Rangers for winning the Eastern Conference and moving on to the Stanley Cup Finals against the winner of the Kings/Blackhawks series. Despite rooting for the other team, the Rangers showed me that the better team won the series.  It took a grand total of seconds to see what an influence a good…


Playoff Preview: Thursday Night

If last night’s games were anything but a preview of what’s to come in these playoffs in 2014, I can’t wait to see what’s in store tonight. Let’s get right into it with my picks for the series winners and a look at a few possible free agents for the Islanders. Flyers Vs. Rangers: The Flyers will be without starting goalie Steve Mason for the series and I cannot expect…

April 17, 2014