Why New York Needs Hockey & A Rivalry

January 12, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com The New York Islanders take on the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden this Tuesday January 13th and it couldn’t come at a better time. The Islanders are currently having a regular season not seen in decades, while the Rangers, despite a slow start to the season, are proving that last year’s Stanley Cup run was not a fluke and are currently one of the…


Islander Nation – The WORLD IS NOT ENDING….

December 24, 2014

Audio Commentary here…. Click on button to listen Seriously? You would think that right now – this team is 11-23 instead of 23-11. Granted, I was as shocked as many were about the ‘maintenance day’ move that the Isles made, but c’mon people, it is ONE game. Yes, Chad gave up 3, and his mediocrity continues, but the real truth to this loss was not the netminding.  It was the…


Isles Talk Eastern Conference Preview

October 8, 2014

#488019167 / gettyimages.com The final preseason write up is here as Isles Talk concludes with the Eastern Conference preview. As I did last year, I do things a little different. I will categorize teams into certain groups and make a quick analysis on each team. I have to admit, this one was tough to predict because it is wide open this year. Having said that, here are the teams in…


Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Preview: Montreal Canadiens

October 2, 2014

#453865043 / gettyimages.com Isles Talk continues it’s 2014-15 season preview of a team that made big strides last year by coming up two games short of a Stanley Cup appearance, the Montreal Canadiens. After sweeping the Tampa bay Lightning and beating out their biggest rival, the Boston Bruins in a seven game series, the Canadiens fell to the New York Rangers without their star goalie Carey Price who was injured…


Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning

September 23, 2014

Isles Talk continues its season preview special with a team that really improved this past off-season, the Tampa Bay Lightning. Last year was a phenomenal season for the Bolts, especially when you had Steven Stamkos out of the lineup for a good chunk of the season and Martin St. Louis asked for a trade. Through it all though, the Lightning made the playoffs thanks to the stellar goaltending of Ben Bishop….


Playoff Preview: Wednesday Night

The first round of the 2014 NHL playoffs begin tonight and to be honest, there’s nothing like it. For myself, it’s not just watching the best hockey, it’s also a chance to look at some future free agents who may have a good fit in with the Islanders. I’ll say this now, with the first three matchups this evening, I’m so far not impressed with the crop of free agents…

April 16, 2014

The Bridge Report: Strome Named To AHL All-Rookie Team

April 10, 2014

From the New York Islanders: The American Hockey League announced today that former Bridgeport Sound Tigers and current New York Islanders forward Ryan Strome has been named to the 2013-14 All-Rookie Team. The All-Rookie Team was voted on by AHL coaches, players and media in each of the AHL’s 30 member cities. Strome, 20, skated in 37 games with the Sound Tigers in 2013-14 and collected 49 points (13 goals,…


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

Power Rankings: Week 9

Look out Minnesota, Phoenix, Pittsburgh & Toronto because Montreal has finally arrived this season. The Canadiens have moved up quite a bit and are looking to crack the top 10 really soon. Meanwhile, Colorado looks to retake the number 1 slot that St. Louis took away from them last week and look who’s in the Top 6?! So without further delay, here are your rankings for this week.

November 26, 2013