Blog: Road To The Playoffs, Isles Need To Run Four Lines

January 24, 2020

The Bruins, Blues, Tampa Bay and yes, you can throw in the Capitals for good measure as well. They’re the best of the best. Other than the fact that these teams are built to win now, what separates them from the New York Islanders and everyone else? What is it that the Islanders don’t have that will keep them as a really good regular season team and not a perennial…


Blog: Road To The Playoffs, A Look Back At 2019

January 23, 2020

As the New York Islanders are in the beginning days of their long break, many fans are looking for general manager, Lou Lamoriello, to make a move to improve the club because of the recent lackluster play and the belief that the Isles have hit their height and their is a fear that the Isles may not do well in the playoffs or worst yet, not make the playoffs at…


Blog: From Expectations To Standards, Your NYI 2019-20 SSN Preview

October 3, 2019

For those of you who came back after reading the Isles Talk Eastern Conference Preview, thank you. For those of you who are new? Welcome!! This will be an odd year for me because I’m stuck when it comes to predicting how far the Isles can go this year because if you go back in time on this website, starting with my season preview from last year, my writings been…


Isles Talk Blog: Eastern Conference Predictions

October 2, 2019

Welcome back for another season with Isles Talk everyone! As customary I always begin the year with a different look than other traditional predictions. I will include what I think the teams potential could be, but I also try to give an idea as to where the teams are as organizations on a whole, especially with their depth. I haven’t used advanced stats for predictions over the past 13 years…


Isles Talk Draft Conclusion: The Isles Fulfilled My Wish List

June 23, 2019

Not since the NHL draft of 2008 have I witnessed a fan base more disappointed in a first round choice. Islanders fans saw one defenseman after another getting picked by teams during the mid first round of the draft and amateurs like myself who ended up doing a wish list instead of a mock draft this year were getting excited for the real possibility of one of our players actually…


Isles Talk #1 Wish List Prospect: Brett Leason

June 21, 2019

Name: Brett Leason Position: RW 2018-19 Team: Prince Albert Raiders Date of Birth: April 30, 1999 Height: 6-foot-4 Weight: 201 pounds Shoots: Right Playoff Stats: 22 GP 10 G 15 A 25 PTS Regular Season Stats: 55 GP 36 G 53 A 89 PTS Position: Right Wing Central Scouting: 25 (North American) ISS: 24 Islanders comparison: A middle six Kyle Okposo Here is why Leason is on top of my…


Isles Talk #2 Wish List Prospect: Bobby Brink

June 20, 2019

Name: Bobby Brink Position: RW 2018-19 Team: Sioux City Musketeers Date of Birth: July 8, 2001 Place of Birth: Excelsior, MN, USA Height: 5-foot-10 Weight: 163 pounds Shoots: Right Playoff stats: 2 GP 0 G 2 A 2 PTS Regular Season Stats: 43 GP 35 G 33 A 68 PTS Central Scouting: 19 ISS: 22 Islanders Comparison: A better all-around RW Jason Blake This is one of those cases where…


Isles Talk #3 Wish List Prospect: Phillip Tomasino

June 19, 2019

Name: Phillip Tomasino Position: C/RW 2018-19 Team: Niagara IceDogs Date of Birth: July 28, 2001 Height: 5-foot-11.75 Weight: 183 pounds Playoff Stats: 11 GP 4 G 3 A 7 PTS Regular Season Stats: 67 GP 34 G 38 A 72 PTS Central Scouting: 14 NAS ISS: 18 Islander Comparison: What we wanted Ryan Strome to be….. Tomasino started the season off slow but as his responsibilities got bigger, he began…


Isles Talk 2019 NHL Draft Top 31 Prospects

June 16, 2019

For those who are new and for the ones who continue to come back every year after the Stanley Cup playoffs are over, this has turned out to be one of my favorite topics to write about and I’ve been doing it for about ten years now (maybe more…Yikes!!). This year is going to be different because the Islanders are drafting at number 23 this year and I must say…


Eberle Returns To Isles

June 14, 2019

From The New York Islanders: “The New York Islanders announced today that forward Jordan Eberle has agreed to terms on a five-year contract. In the two seasons Eberle, 29, has played with the Islanders, he has scored 96 points (44 goals, 52 assists) in 159 games. The Regina, Saskatchewan native scored four goals, including the game-winner in Game 2 of the Islanders Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Pittsburgh Penguins….