Blog: Depth Over Trade Deadline

March 1, 2015

As the trade deadline approaches, many Islanders fans would love to see defenseman Johnny Boychuk sign a long term deal. I myself have suggested getting a two-way face off specialist to improve on a team that values puck possession. Some would also like to see the Islanders make a move to improve the special teams, especially the penalty kill that continues to plague the Islanders, such as their 5-3 loss…


Reinhart Sent Down

October 16, 2014

#Isles activate Calvin de Haan off IR, send Griffin Reinhart to Bridgeport. — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) October 16, 2014 My take: Bridgeport just got better with the addition of Reinhart. I am also wondering, with Colin McDonald still in the press box and Michael Grabner to return in a few weeks, where does this leave Ryan Strome? Will he be the next victim (see Lee, Reinhart) of the numbers game,…


Islanders Need To Make The Right Choice

October 3, 2014

#484279683 / As this final pre-season game comes to a conclusion tonight in Bridgeport, the New York Islanders will be making tough player decisions that will undoubtedly make a few fans scratch their heads and probably lash out in utter frustration. Anything short of not trading Josh Bailey for a any kind of defenceman will be unacceptable. Well, you’re gonna burn me at the stake for this article. What…


Rookie Camp Announced

September 9, 2014

With training camp closely upon us, the New York Islanders have announced their rookie camp will open up this Friday September12th-17th at Nassau Coliseum. The practices will be run by Bridgeport Sound Tigers Head Coach Brent Thompson Players include: Forwards:  Jason Clark, Sebastian Collberg, Victor Crus Rydberg, Michael Dal Colle, Connor Graham, Mike Halmo, Josh Ho-Sang,  Ross Johnston, Anders Lee, John Persson, Alan Quine, Ryan Strome, Johan Sundstrom, Lukas Sutter Defense: Kyle Burroughs, Kevin…


Right Place, Right Time For Brennan

September 2, 2014

If there was a player who has gone completely under the radar or has been written off by many this season, its newly signed New York Islander T.J. Brennan. As New York Islanders fans patiently await training camp to begin, they’re slowly losing their patience/mind with Garth Snow in getting that coveted top 4 defenceman like Indiana Jones was attempting to get the Lost Arc. As the season gets closer, there…


Stephon Williams – Obtaining the Experience

July 10, 2014

For most developing hockey players that have been drafted by an NHL team, the summer mini-camp is the place for them to show the powers that be – that they are improving and are worthy of the opportunity to grow and develop to be an eventual participant in the National Hockey League.  For 21 year old Stephon Williams, despite the fact of being drafted in the 2013 draft (4th round,…


Reinhart Wins Game 1; Petrov Stays In KHL

April 4, 2014

Reinhart Takes Game 1 Griffin Reinhart had 2 assists, recorded a plus 1 and was named the second star of the game as the Edmonton Oil Kings defeated Ryan Pulock and the Brandon Wheat Kings 5-0. Edmonton outshot Brandon 45-15 while also going 2-for-7 on the man advantage in the Game 1 victory.  From the Oil Kings Web site: “We got off to the start we wanted,” said Oil Kings captain…


Reinhart & Pulock Clash In The WHL Playoffs

2014 WHL PLAYOFFS SECOND ROUND If there was any kind of playoff series that I would love to watch it would be this one. The Edmonton Oil Kings, led by Islanders 2012 1st round pick Griffin Reinhart will go up against his soon-to-be defensive partner of the future Ryan Pulock, a first round pick in 2013 by the Islanders, and his Brandon Wheat Kings in the second round of the…

March 30, 2014

Two for Two Against Ottawa

It turns out the the Islanders record for the pre-season is now ended at a respectable 4-4.  With the two win 9-3 combined score against the Sens, the Islanders are now ready to take on the rest of the NHL starting Friday when the Devils are the hosts. Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson – both competing for the final forward spot scored in Kanata last night, along with first pick…

September 30, 2013

Big First Leads Isles to Victory

Now that’s better. This is the tag line at the end of the Wendy’s Commercials where the new “Wendy look-a-like”, always has some cute lines, and ends the advert with that phrase. (By the way – I think she is a cutie!) I guess Josh Bailey was trying to solidify himself as a penalty killing threat.  He got two in the first period, as the Isles held on to that…

September 20, 2013