Draft Preview: What Can Cup Champs Teach Us About Drafting

As I watched last nights insomniac game between the Chicago Blackhawks & Boston Bruins, I started looking at all the players on each team and realized how little some of the rosters had changed since each team won their respective championships a few years back. Chicago had a debacle the summer after their Cup win, losing players to free agency because paperwork was not properly filled out, but Chicago stuck…

June 13, 2013

Islanders Season Review & Beyond

Before the great staff here at Isles Talk in the coming days dissect the individual players that made the 2012-2013 New York Islanders, I wanted to first take a short look back at the organization as a whole and reminisce for a brief moment while at the same time look forward towards the future of this franchise and it’s minor league affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Now I know this…

May 23, 2013

The Word of the Day is RESILIENT

According to Merriam-Webster, this is the official definition of RESILIENT: Definition of RESILIENT : characterized or marked by resilience: as   a: capable of withstanding shock without permanent deformation or rupture   b: tending to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change This Islander team has been doing this ALL SEASON LONG.  It will not surprise me one iota, if they do it again tomorrow.  They have ‘bounced…

May 10, 2013

There’s A Change In The Wind

You could see it last night after John Tavares scored the eventual game winner in the 6-4 wild win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, but it could be Casey Cizikas’ goal that put the exclamation point on a very real trend, the momentum of the series is now in favor of the Islanders. It wasn’t bad enough that Tavares scored that goal, but the Islanders did something to the Penguins that,…

May 8, 2013

Goaltending Wins The Cup

I am a firm believer in that title, always have and many agree. As I’ve talked to a few Penguins fans here in Pa both sides tend to agree on the same point: whichever goaltender gets hot from here on out will win this series. But for the Islanders, I believe the mental aspect of Nabokov’s game is not in question. What we’ve seen from the defense of the Islanders…

May 7, 2013