Isles Talk Western Conference Preview

October 1, 2019

Welcome back for another season with Isles Talk everyone! As customary I always begin the year with a different look than other traditional predictions. I will include what I think the teams potential could be, but I also try to give an idea as to where the teams are as organizations on a whole. I do believe that you could see five teams from the Central Divsion make the playoffs…


Blog: Isles Must Keep “Misery Loves Company” Door Closed

October 19, 2017

The Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Arizona Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres and to an extent, the Edmonton Oilers are in a room with the door closed and there’s a sign in front of the door that says “Misery Loves Company.” These are the bottom five teams in the entire NHL and the New York Islanders have a chance to make two of those teams feel utterly demoralized within a weeks time….


Isles Talk 2017-18 Western Conference Predictions

September 25, 2017

So we’re just about two weeks away from the start of the regular season and it’s time for my predictions segment. Now unlike many, I love doing predictions. It gives me a chance to really look into researching other teams and I pride myself on how that research comes to fruition. As always I will break down each conference into four categories: The Core; Bubble, Sophomores, and Lottery. When it…


Blog: California Dreamin For Isles

November 22, 2016

With the Islanders at 5-8-4 and entering a three game California tour of Anaheim, San Jose and Los Angeles, the New York Islanders find themselves toying with the idea of not making the playoffs. In order for the Islanders to keep in the race, they’ll need to win at least 2 out of the next three and hope that teams like the Devils, Bruins, Senators and Panthers continue to either…


Isles Comeback To Defeat Sharks

October 18, 2015

If there was one word to describe yesterdays New York Islanders 6-3 victory over the San José Sharks, it’s resilience. The Islanders once again came out a little slow and San José, playing the night before against the New Jersey Devils, took full advantage of it, taking a 3-2 lead midway through the second. It’s an early season issue that appears to reoccur. At that point of the game, I…


Sharks Bite Isles 3-1; Sinking But Not Sunk

November 2, 2014

Click here for the recap. Click here for the box score. Quotes: Kyle Okposo: “I thought we played a pretty solid game, but they got a lucky bounce to go up 2-1,” Okposo said. “It happens sometimes, but we need to do more to win.” Travis Hamonic: “I felt like we were throwing lots of pucks at the net, but these Western teams don’t give up much.” Travis Hamonic said….


Grabovski Out; No One Called Up

October 17, 2014

Grabovski won't travel to Pittsburgh with #Isles. Out indefinitely is all I've heard. — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) October 17, 2014 My take: After going 4-0 to start the season, the amount of injuries piling up will eventually take it’s toll, but that’s why having this much depth is so important. Colin McDonald should see action against Pittsburgh on Saturday, but how the lines will look will be determined at a…


Isles Look To Go 4-0

October 16, 2014

My take: Two undefeated teams go at it tonight at 7:00pm at the Nassau Coliseum. In my opinion, the key for an Isles victory will be staying out of the penalty box. San Jose usually has a very good power play unit, but are only 13% with the man advantage. The last thing the Isles want to do is reignite that part of their arsenal. They’re a fast team and…


Isles Talk Western Conference Preview

October 8, 2014

#486981053 / I usually do things thing a little different when it comes to regular season predictions. Like last year, I will categorize teams into certain groups and make a quick analysis on each team. Unfortunately, the Western Conference is like the rich getting richer and the poor get poorer. It’s real easy to predict with this Conference, so let’s have some fun. here we go: The Core: These…


The Bridge Report: Why Re-Sign Poulin?

July 25, 2014

According to various websites, the New York Islanders have resigned restricted free agent goalie Kevin Poulin to a one year/two way deal. My take: Many fans were wondering why Poulin was even resigned to begin with. It’s true his overall record for the year was not good, posting a 11-16-1 record with a goals against average of 3.29 and a save percentage of .891. However, it was Poulin who got the…