Is It Time To Panic?

January 4, 2016

With news that New York Islanders defenceman Johnny Boychuk will be out for the next 4-6 weeks with a shoulder injury, fans are wondering if it’s time to hit the panic button? Not at all. The Islanders are literally half way through their season and are now third in the Eastern Conference. Should they be concerned? Absolutely! Losing Johnny Boychuk is similar to losing Travis Hamonic in last years playoffs,…

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Hockey from the Blind Side, Back on the Grid for Another Season

It has been a long time, I know. Unfortunately, the summer brought a lot of business related distractions and some travel as well. I have not had much time to write anything, and barely enough time to keep track of what has been going on in the sport’s world. Nevertheless, with the preseason under way and being back from a vacation, I have had time to catch up and get…

September 27, 2015
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Zidlicky Joins Isles

September 18, 2015

#Isles have signed D Marek Zidlicky to a one-year, $1.5 million deal. Will be in camp tomorrow. — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) September 19, 2015 Zidlicky base $1.5M. Bonuses for GP, PTS and playoff rounds won. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) September 19, 2015 Well, that can take care of Pulock and Mayfield as they will most definitely be call ups this year. Zidlicky should be paired with Hickey and may see…

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Isles & Zidlicky Not A Fit

September 17, 2015

From Elliote Friedman: 7. The Islanders also investigated the possibility of Marek Zidlicky during the summer. He isn’t going there, but there are a couple of teams looking. Well this opens a spot for Ryan Pulock, who’s style has recently been compared to Shea Weber. I said that when I was doing my draft preview of him a few years back, so that’s old news. He always reminded me of…

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Poulin, Carkner Resign; Isles Have Interest In Zidlicky

August 12, 2015

According to Newsday: the New York Islanders have resigned RFA goalie Kevin Poulin. The Bridgeport Sound Tigers have also signed defenseman Matt Carkner to a two year AHL deal. My take: Poulin was going to play this year, but to have Stephon Williams backing him up and competing will be very interesting to see. Both goalies should be able to hold their own in this League and it appears the…

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