deHaan Surgery Today – Tigers Recall Reiter

Sound Tigers defenseman Calvin deHaan goes under the knife today to repair his shoulder.  As stated earlier in the week – he will be out for the remainder of the season. In addition, Kenny Reiter is rejoining the Sound Tigers, as he was recalled from Fort Wayne in the ECHL.  Reiter was leading the league in Goals Against and Save Percentage before his recall.  Anders Nilsson has not played this…

October 25, 2012
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Sad Day For Islander Country

Despite how you feel about the news, it is quite a sad day for anyone who follows the Orange and Blue of the New York Islanders. I have seen just about every possible reaction possible.  From excitement to anger; from rage, to bewilderment.  You name it, I have heard it. This announcement came as a total surprise to just about everyone involved.  No one saw it coming, and at 10:00…

October 24, 2012
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Brooklyn Islanders?

The Islanders have a press conference at 1:00 PM at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn.  Here is the media release from the Islanders. NEW YORK ISLANDERS & BARCLAYS CENTER TO MAKE MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT WHAT: Press Conference WHO: New York Islanders Owner Charles B. Wang, Barclays Center Majority Owner and Developer Bruce Ratner, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Islanders General Manager Garth Snow, and…

October 24, 2012
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deHaan Gone for the Year

What a tough break for the young defenseman.  Last year Calvin deHaan made the AHL All-Star team in his rookie season.  He injured his right shoulder last year, and in the game on Saturday night, he dislocated his left shoulder and is expected to be out for the entire season, according to Mike Fornabaio in the Connecticut Post.

October 22, 2012
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Notes from Ice Works

With the two pre-season games completed, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers ended up at 1-1-0-0.  They defeated the Providence Bruins 3-1 in Marlborough, Mass, and were defeated last night by the Manchester Monarchs 2-0 at St. Anselm, NH. I went to practice, which was open to Islanders season ticket holders at IceWorks today.  The practice, as usual, was spirited, and much more intricate than any practice that I have seen of…

October 6, 2012
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Tavares Swiss Debut and Sound Tigers Miscellany

October 6, 2012

John Tavares got his Swiss career going yesterday for SC Bern.  Long story short, he was held off the scoresheet.  Game recap here.  Not sure if the translate feature works with the link that I included, but I’m sure your browser can handle it.  Those Bern uni’s are somethin’ huh?  Advertise much?  Sweet logo though with the bear and all. Anyone else getting ‘scatter brain’ trying to track all the…

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Developing Prospects Key For Isles Future

With the NHL now cancelling games up until October 24th, I think now is a good time to write why I believe a short lockout is beneficial, if not crucial to the Islanders as an organization. Don’t get me wrong, I want the NHL back in the worst way.  I’m just not in any hurry to see prospects like Nino Niederreiter and yes Travis Hamonic back in the NHL just…

October 4, 2012
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Seven with Staley (segment 1: Dee Karl)

October 1, 2012

New site means new opportunities. I’ve been trying to think of something new and fresh that I can add to our already stellar stream of posts’ and information we here at islestalk.com share. What I came up with is Seven with Staley. I’ll be doing very simple and very quick interview type sessions with many different people all geared exclusively towards Islander hockey. I’ll be speaking with other bloggers, up…

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