Isles Talk Eastern Conference Preview

October 8, 2014

#488019167 / 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: New York Islanders

October 8, 2014

#467961869 / Obviously I’ve saved the best for last. Isles Talk concludes it’s 2014-15 season preview with a team that, after this past weekend, has every fan and the NHL buzzing, the New York Islanders. With the conclusion of the 2014 draft, Islanders general manager Garth Snow went out and spent money like it was Christmas and the fans are the receivers of these gifts. In one offseason, the…


Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Preview: Montreal Canadiens

October 2, 2014

#453865043 / 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 Previews – New York Rangers

September 10, 2014

Over the next few weeks, Isles Talk will be previewing the NHL before we drop the puck on this 2014-15 season.  I have decide to take on the assignment of covering the boys from 33rd Street and 7th Avenue, the New York Rangers.  Here is my preview.  Please comment on this, and let me know what you think…. New York Rangers 2013-14 Record – 45-31-6 (96pts) – 2nd in Metro…


It’s Time For The Rubber Match

July 30, 2014

April 24th, 1994 Most of my younger Islanders know the year, but anyone who was around to witness hockey history, it’s a date that still haunts the older Islanders fans.  That’s the date where everything flipped on it’s hockey end and essentially came crashing down for the New York Islanders organization. The New York Rangers had finally won the Stanley Cup. It had been 10 years since the Isles last visit…


Sports Talk 1240 On the Air tonight – HockeyTheme

June 22, 2014

Yes, I am still here.  Been spending the bulk of my time, looking for a job.  But I am still watching over the site, and have a chance to give some opinions. Yes, I was THRILLED that the Kings won the cup last week.  My wife has been playfully tortured by our Ranger fan friends because the Blueshirts captured the Cup on her birthday (June 14th).  This season, the Kings…


Hockey from the Blind Side, Giving Thanks to My Dad

It is Father’s Day weekend, and I wanted to take the opportunity to write something about my father. No, unfortunately, he will not be reading it, nor will he even be aware that I did so. He has a combination of Parkinson’s Disease and Senile Dementia, and, at this point, can hardly remember anything you tell him thirty seconds after you say it. Nevertheless, in no small way, I would…

June 14, 2014

Congrats to the BlueShirts – Other thoughts

May 30, 2014

As much as it will pain people in Islanders Country, I will pass congratulations to the New York Rangers for winning the Eastern Conference and moving on to the Stanley Cup Finals against the winner of the Kings/Blackhawks series. Despite rooting for the other team, the Rangers showed me that the better team won the series.  It took a grand total of seconds to see what an influence a good…


Playoff Preview: Thursday Night

If last night’s games were anything but a preview of what’s to come in these playoffs in 2014, I can’t wait to see what’s in store tonight. Let’s get right into it with my picks for the series winners and a look at a few possible free agents for the Islanders. Flyers Vs. Rangers: The Flyers will be without starting goalie Steve Mason for the series and I cannot expect…

April 17, 2014

Isles Lose To Rangers 4-1 – Streak Now at Five

January 31, 2014

  Through two periods tonight, the Islanders looked like they were obtaining the upper hand on the Rangers.  They were outshooting and outchancing the home team, and you thought the momentum of the game was starting to switch to the team wearing blue tonight. However, Mats Zuccarello was apparently hooking the stick of Cal Clutterbuck which should have been called, and soon after he started the play that gave Derek Brassard…