Off Season Needs For Metropolitan Division Teams Not in The Playoffs

May 7, 2014

Note – This is a guest commentary. Hope you enjoy it! Well, the NHL playoffs are moving right along, and with no clear favorite emerging through stellar play thus far, it looks to be anyone’s Cup. This should make for some great entertainment over the course of the next month or so, but for those of us who support teams that didn’t make the playoffs to begin with, it’s always…

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Youth Will Be Served

It’s nice to see that the atmosphere surrounding the Islanders is changing. With this Islanders team ravaged with injuries, the youth of this team have collectively stepped up and are wining some exciting hockey games. Last night performance against the New Jersey Devils showed just that. If you read yesterdays article, I had said the key to the game was for the Isles to take the Devils to a shootout. They…

April 12, 2014
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Runnin With The Devils

This should just be another segment of the Bridge Report because any name left on this Islanders roster either started in Bridgeport this year or their time is running out and they’ll eventually be injured, maybe even tonight as the Islanders travel to “The Rock” to face the New Jersey Devils for the final time of the year. Johnson Recalled Due to the Injury sustained by Johan Sundstrom in yesterdays…

April 11, 2014
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First Line Not on Scoresheet, but Isles Win Anyway

Too many instances last season, the Islanders were leaning quite heavily on their top 2 forwards, John Tavares and Matt Moulson to provide the spark to lead the team to victory.  Tonight, Moulson did score the winner in the sixth round of the shootout, but they were not a factor in the 4-3 Islander victory tonight in Newark against the New Jersey Devils. It was the Michael Grabner show. The…

October 4, 2013
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Game 1 – NYI @ NJD

OK – talk is cheap – time to get some Game On Stuff… The Devils fresh off a shut out in Pitt last night – should be hoping for a little better fate this evening.  Marty Brodeur should be behind the pipes for this game. The Isles went 1-1 in the preseason against the Devs – winning in Newark, but got shut out in Brooklyn (a thought that many in…

October 4, 2013
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Big First Leads Isles to Victory

Now that’s better. This is the tag line at the end of the Wendy’s Commercials where the new “Wendy look-a-like”, always has some cute lines, and ends the advert with that phrase. (By the way – I think she is a cutie!) I guess Josh Bailey was trying to solidify himself as a penalty killing threat.  He got two in the first period, as the Isles held on to that…

September 20, 2013
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Isles Talk 2013-14 Preseason Review – Metro Division – New Jersey Devils

NJ Devils 2013-14 Roster Changes: Out:  RW Ilya Kovalchuk, RW David Clarkson, C Steve Sullivan, W Alexei Ponikarovsky, D Henrik Tallinder, G Johan Hedberg In: W Ryane Clowe, W Michael Ryder, W Jaromir Jagr, G Cory Schneider Last year’s Record 19-19-10 – 48 points – 11th place in Eastern Conference, 5th in Atlantic Division. Less than 18 months ago – the Devils were two victories away from winning their fourth…

September 10, 2013
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IslesTalk Draft Preview: The Guidelines

Let me start off by saying this, I still love the draft. I do care where the Islanders end in the standings, but no matter where they end up I’m a believer in winning through the draft, just look at Boston & Chicago (more on that in my next post). I feel that through good drafting, a team can be properly managed better and gives more respect and stability to…

June 12, 2013
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