Roster Roulette

From Arthur Staple of Newsday via Twitter: #Isles will place Radek Martinek (back) on IR, activating Brian Strait off IR. Strait will play tonight vs. Coyotes. Looks like Nabokov may come off IR today as well. Poulin will start, Nabokov backing up and Nilsson back to BPT. #Isles Waiting for Capuano to confirm, but looks like Strome won’t play tonight. #Isles were wary of dropping him in w/ no practice…

December 12, 2013

Just Hoping For Better Play

  As I sit here at my downstairs desk, I am just going to being my thoughts about tonight’s game, by just hoping for a better game than the one played by the home team last night. I think between the twitterverse, and other outlets for Islander conversation, just about every negative adjective has been used.  So many people want certain heads on a paddle.  Others want so many changes…

November 30, 2013

Islanders Defense Is A Concern

The Islanders had an opportunity to improve their record, move up in the standings, and take some momentum into Tuesdays match up against the New York Rangers. After beating the Pittsburgh Penguins the night before, the Islanders returned home to face the lowly Philadelphia Flyers and lost. The term “consistently inconsistent” is in fact the theme that this team is currently going through.  Many fans are looking for some kind…

October 27, 2013

Depth Perception

“Maybe the Islanders aren’t as deep as we thought… It took 7 and a half games to come to light, but midway through the second period of the Islanders 4-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, the “deepest” Islanders team in recent memory was looking paper thin.  With Lubomir Visnovsky already exiting the game in the first period with a concussion, Matt Carkner barreled into Evgeni Nabokov halfway through the second…

October 20, 2013

Secondary Scoring from an Unlikely Source Get Isles Win over Habs

Jack Capuano has been saying during most press conferences this season that he is looking for scoring from guys whose last names are not Tavares, or Moulson.  Getting all four forward lines involved in the scoring is important for a team to succeed in the 2013 NHL.  The Blackhawks, thanks to their 19-0-3 record, are doing just that.  Last night, goals from Matt Martin, Colin McDonald, Michael Grabner and old…

March 6, 2013

Islanders News Before Camp

It appears from most of the media that Lubomir Visnovski will in fact be a New York Islander for the shortened 2013 season.  Radek Martinek was also spotted working out with current Islanders and will probably get invited to camp. Griffin Reinhart, the Islanders 2012 top draft pick is also invited to camp along with fellow 2011 draft pick Ryan Strome. With Visnovski now coming, to be honest, I have…

January 9, 2013