Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Preview: Philadelphia Flyers

September 17, 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 the assignment of covering the Philadelphia Flyers.  Here is my preview.  Please comment on this, and let me know what you think…. Philadelphia Flyers 2013-14 Record – 42-30-10 (94pts) – 3rd in Metro Division, 6th in Eastern Conference Playoffs – Lost to Rangers in first round of…

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Do The Islanders Have Their Number 2?

August 28, 2014

For most of the summer I enjoy reading the playoff predictions by other major hockey websites, such as (for example) the NHL, TSN or the Sporting News for the entertainment value and because it does give me an idea of how I will “predict” come late September. I’ve also gone on and read many fans blogs and their playoff predictions and for the most part, except for the major hockey websites, many of…

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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
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So Long A-Mac

March 4, 2014

Well – my friend Eddie in Section 316 is going to be happy…. Andrew MacDonald has been dealt to the Philadelphia Flyers for a 2014 3rd round pick and a 2015 2nd round pick. Thoughts: 1.  He has been the longest serving Islander.  (Drafted in 2006).  He has been through the wars with Coach Capuano throughout his ascent to the NHL.  2.  Been a shot blocking man for this team…

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Andrew MacDonald Is A Flyer

March 4, 2014

The New York Islanders, according to Newsday’s’ Art Staple have traded defenseman Andrew MacDonald to the Philadelphia Flyers for a 2014 third round pick and a 2015 second round pick. My take: Sorry folks, spent the week in Vegas, but will be blogging like crazy the next 36 hours. This was a good and fair deal for Amac. The sweeter of the two picks is the second round pick in…

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New York Islanders Week Ahead and Weekly Stud and Dud.

The New York Islanders will play three games this week of the Tuesday, Friday and Saturday variety. All three games will be on the road before they come home for their annual 4 game holiday home stand over Thanksgiving weekend. Tuesday, November 19th: New York Islanders (8-10-3) @ Toronto Maple Leafs (12-7-1)  7pm Friday, November 22nd: New York Islanders (8-10-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (13-8) 7pm Saturday November 23rd: New York…

November 19, 2013
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New York islanders Week Ahead (Week of October 20)

This week the New York Islanders have three games of the Tuesday, Friday, Saturday   variety. On Tuesday, October 22nd at 7pm, it is the Vancouver Canucks (5-4-1) @ New York Islanders (3-3-2) On Friday, October 25th at 7pm, the New York Islanders travel to Pittsburgh (7-1) for their first game agains the Pens since Game 6 of last years Eastern Conference Finals. On Saturday, October 26th at 7pm, the…

October 21, 2013
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Isles Talk 2013-14 Preseason Review: Metro Division- Philadelphia Flyers

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS   2013-14 ROSTER CHANGES OUT: C Daniel Briere; L Simon Gagne; R Mike Knuble; G Ilya Bryzgalov IN: D Mark Streit; G Ray Emery; C Vincent Lacavalier LAST YEARS RECORD: 23-22-3 49 points 10th in the Conference; 4th in Atlantic Division   Being in Pennsylvania gives me a slight advantage over my colleagues of getting more press about both the Penguins and Flyers. However, to their advantage, they…

September 12, 2013
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Mark Streit Traded To Philly

The New York Islanders have stated that former Islanders captain Mark Striet was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for a 4th round pick in the 2014 draft and forward Shane Harper. Just when I finish with a write up on building a team through the draft, the Islanders do this. Great move on Snow’s part getting something from a player who was not going to resign with the Islanders. I…

June 12, 2013
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