Free Agency: What Isles Can Take From Round 1

There are two facts about doing brackets for the NHL playoffs: First, I’m really good at picking the Eastern Conference as all the teams I had picked moved on. Second, I’m wretched at the Western Conference, as I had the Avs and Sharks in my Conference Finals with San Jose winning the Cup. Now that my humiliation is over, let’s see what Islanders fans can take from other teams losing early in the first round:…

May 1, 2014

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

Isles Fall Short – Get Swallowed by Sharks

March 14, 2014

Tonight was basically a situation where a team that is in the upper echelon of the standings in the West, took advantage of shaky Evgeni Nabokov, and held on with some solid goaltending by Antti Niemi, defeated the Islanders 4-3 in front of a crowd of 13,128 at Nassau Coliseum. The Isles are now 9-17-8 at home, and face the Buffalo Sabres, the lowest point total in the Eastern Conference….


Gutsy Performance Snaps Losing Streak

It’s now 1:33 in the early Wednesday morning and there still a few Islanders fans still awake and celebrating the Islanders come from behind victory over the San Jose Sharks 3-2 in a shootout. This was a team effort, but the first line came up big as Thomas Vanek and Kyle Okposo had the two goals for the Islanders while it was Okposo who got the game winning shootout goal….

December 11, 2013

Draft Preview #5: Adam Erne

Coming in at number 5 for the Isles Talk Preview is RW Adam Erne. Two words: Power Forward. He’s been moving up in my rankings because at the beginning of the season, he was marked to be a top 10 pick. Lofty expectations not being met by Erne and he has slowly dropped into the middle of the first round. But make no mistake, teams like Toronto or San Jose…

June 25, 2013