Free Agency: What Isles Can Take From Round 1

There are two facts about doing brackets for the NHL playoffs: First, I’m really good at picking the Eastern Conference as all the teams I had picked moved on. Second, I’m wretched at the Western Conference, as I had the Avs and Sharks in my Conference Finals with San Jose winning the Cup. Now that my humiliation is over, let’s see what Islanders fans can take from other teams losing early in the first round:…

May 1, 2014

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


March 19, 2014

According to Webster’s Dictionary, here is the definition of the Article’s Headline: a sudden calamitous event bringing great damage, loss, or destruction; broadly:  a sudden or great misfortune or failure <the party was a disaster> I think that described the game last night. Despite being down 2-0 – the Isles were outshooting Minnesota 16-6.  You just thought it was just a matter of time, and the goals would start flowing. …


Welcome Back Matt and Nino

March 18, 2014

The homecoming that not many people was expecting to see some six months ago is happening tonight. THe Minnesota Wild, red hot until last night’s loss to Boston, comes to the Island tonight to face an Islanders team that won 4-1 over Buffalo on Saturday, looking to extend on their streak. To the Blue and Orange, two familiar faces will be wearing the visiting white. First, the former first round…


What Happened With Vanek’s Trade

While I can understand the frustration of the passionate fans of the Islanders, it appears that what Garth Snow was saying for his reasons of receiving such a low offer may have been justified. Let’s face it, the timing was horrible. The team was out of the playoffs, they loose their captain and star player in John Tavares for the rest of the season and because of what the Islanders gave up…

March 6, 2014

What Should The Isles Do With Vanek?

With the rumors of Thomas Vanek now in full swing and with reports coming out of Newsday that even if Vanek were to be traded at the deadline, the Islanders “would definitely be on my list”  the Islanders have a decision to make. What to do with him? I’ve got a thought and that is to trade him to the Minnesota Wild at the deadline. Here’s why. Before this season…

January 24, 2014

Isles Get Wild

  To be honest, as I was sitting in the studio, doing my broadcast of Sports Talk 1240, and when I saw the 3-0 score on my computer screen, I just shrugged my shoulders and said, here goes another bad game. Then the Isles Got Wild on the Wild. Thomas Hickey had a goal, two assists, and a +4 rating.  Kyle Okposo had two goals (the last 2 of the…

December 29, 2013

Talent vs. Chemistry: Isles Trades

Over the past few NHL seasons, the New York Islanders have been a team on a limited budget. They have made calculated, cost efficient roster transactions that have rarely made the headlines.  Draft and development has become the motto of the organization as they continue to acquire key players through the draft from Ryan Strome to Ryan Pulock.  With that being said, the 2013-14 New York Islanders season could very…

November 30, 2013

Pre Game Notes: Islanders @ Blackhawks (Game 4)

Capuano on Tonight’s Game:  Poulin to start it net. Clutterbuck to make Isles debut. Moulson is a game time decision.   Cal is ready, Are you? Tylers Take: Smart move by Capuano to start Poulin on the front end of the back to back this weekend. Tomorrow is the more favorable game to pick up 2 points so why not start the stronger goaltender in that game and give your…

October 11, 2013