60 Minute Men Spank Pens

In 1951, the Dominos came out with the song, “Sixty Minute Man”.  It was a major hit on the Pop Charts at the time.  Who would have known that this song, would have made such an impact on the New York Islanders last night. In fact, every player on that ice wearing white was playing the part to a “T”; as the Isles played a solid of a game as…

January 30, 2013

CBA Tentative Agreement Reached

Well Islander County, according to the likes of the Darren Dreger’s, Jesse Spector’s, and Pierre Lebrun’s of the world; a verbal agreement on terms of a new CBA are in place. This comes after an estimated 15 hour negotiating session that began on Saturday into wee hours of Sunday morning that was guided in part by a federal mediator. If you followed on Twitter, check your timeline, some comical stuff…

January 6, 2013

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…


Now Seattle May Have a New NHL Home Someday

For those of you that do not know this picture, this is the city of Seattle, Washington.  As you may know, the NBA left this wonderful city a few years ago – to head for greener pastures of Oklahoma City.  The arena was old and dilapadated; the crowds were not big enough to support the team.  Hence the move. As far as hockey is concerned, for years, the Seattle Thunderbirds have…

September 24, 2012

NHLPA Statement about the Quebec Labor situation

The following article is from the CBC, concerning the Quebec Labor situation. The NHL lockout expected to begin tomorrow can go ahead in Quebec, the province’s labour board has ruled. The NHL players association and 16 Montreal Canadiens players had filed an application for an injunction to stop the looming lockout, at least in Quebec. The players argued in a hearing before the board Friday that a lockout would violate…

September 14, 2012