Could The Prodigal Son Come Home?

An interesting question, to say the least. According to an article in the New York Post, former Islander great Pat LaFontaine has been contacted by some European investors about purchasing the Islanders from Charles Wang. Wang has said that he would not allow his team to play at the Nassau Coliseum after the 2014-2015 season, has said that he could sell this team, if the price is right. According to…

October 1, 2012

JT – Going on a Swiss Holiday

Well – at least he knows someone there. John Tavares, according to reports from AP, has signed with the same Swiss club in Bern, that Islanders Captain Mark Streit plays for. The number one draft pick in 2009, and first time All-Star last season, is now among almost 100 players that are now in action in leagues all over the European continent. Tavares is now the fourth Islander to be…

September 28, 2012

Another Team Leaves Brooklyn

And it is not the Dodgers. Here is the press release from the New York Islanders: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NHL ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF REMAINING PRESEASON SCHEDULE Islanders Home Preseason Games At Barclays Center & Nassau Coliseum Cancelled UNIONDALE, NY (September 27, 2012) – The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the remaining preseason schedule. The League had previously cancelled all preseason games scheduled during the month of September….

September 27, 2012

Are You Missing Hockey Yet

In 2004, this lockout was with a lot of fan fare.  It was one of a lot of talk, a great deal of rhetoric from both the players side, as well as the NHL.  It was outrage and extreme anger from the fans, as the number 4 sport in the US was closing its doors.  There were many that thought that the unhappiness from all sides, would make the two…

September 24, 2012

Morning Shootaround: Lockout Day 2

As we find ourselves in the infancy of the 2012 lockout process, a movie scene comes to mind (as they so often do) from Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back  (no surprise there either). Early on in the movie, Han Solo (to Princess Leia) as he is about to go on the lam once again:  Don’t get all mushy on me . . . so long Princess.   It pretty much somes…

September 17, 2012

On this day….

As we all remember, it was a beautifull sunny day like this one.  A day that started out being an average Tuesday in my office.  Just something you characterize as a typical day. Then a phone call. A little after 9, the phone rang in my office.  When I looked at the screen to see the number, I noticed the international code 01144.  Great Britain.  I realized it was my…

September 11, 2012

Welcome to Isles Talk

Good evening Everyone, and welcome to ISLES TALK! This is a newer version of the gang that used to call Eyes On Isles home.  Due to reasons that we will not get involved with, we have moved onto a new site. John, Toby, Paul and Ben will be joining me in the next few days, and we will be getting our annual season preview article together.  We will talk about the…

September 8, 2012