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…


Grabner Traded To Leafs

September 17, 2015

#Isles acquire Taylor Beck, Matt Finn, Christopher Gibson, Tom Nilsson and Carter Verhaeghe from Toronto in exchange for Michael Grabner. — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) September 17, 2015 As I have written previously, too many forwards on this team and the Isles were bound to make a trade. Beck has some NHL experience but is a project. Matt Finn maybe headed to Bridgeport, but is a 2nd round pick in…


The Bridge Report: What To Do With Grabner, Petrov

August 2, 2015

With the month of August already here, it gets to be very quite when it comes to New York Islanders news, but that doesn’t mean Islanders fans don’t have time to analyze their team and begin making their predictions for the upcoming season. One prediction that has been analyzed quite a bit is the roster spots of Michael Grabner and Kirill Petrov. The Islanders are full and there doesn’t appear…


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…


Welcome Back Johnny Rockets – and Other Things

December 19, 2014

He was missing for nine games.  Thank goodness, that the team did well without him in the lineup.  Kudos to ANDREI VASILEVSKIY for having a deep team. He and Travis Hamonic returned to the lineup tonight, as Matt Donovan returned to the sidelines.  #46 played admirably with the others being out of the lineup. Michael Grabner is on the IR retroactive to Dec. 13.  Do not expect him back before the…


Hockey from the Blind Side, Be careful What You Wish For …

The chants after the first period of yesterday’s game against the St. Louis Blues by the faithful at the NVMC was a repeated, “Marty, Marty!”. Of course, this was in reference to Marty Brodeur, who the Blues had signed to a one year contract earlier in the week after Brian Elliott went down to an injury. With the New York Islanders having taken a 3-0 lead at the end of…

December 7, 2014

Islanders Are For Real

#459536536 / At the beginning of November, there were dreadful thoughts of the New York Islanders heading into their usual and reoccurring slump of seasons past. Instead the Islanders gave fans one of the most memorable months is decades. In fact, their play put them in the NHL map as serious contenders for the regular season. After going 11-3 for the month of November, the Islanders sit in 4th…

December 2, 2014

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