Blog: Playoff Bracket Is All About Momentum

April 13, 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! When you live in my neck of the woods, this is my hunting season. This is every nerds Comic-Con. This time of year not to think about baseball until it’s absolutely necessary. Basketball playoffs don’t matter until the NBA Finals, and by then Golden State should win it all anyways. This time of year brings out all the trash talkers from every…

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Blog: Depth, Greiss Help Isles Into Playoffs

April 11, 2016

The New York Islanders ended their 2015-16 season yesterday with a loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, but still managed to accumulate 100 points. For most who like to predict a season’s outcome like myself, I had the Isles finishing between 98-103 points and one of my “Core” teams that even with injuries should have made the playoffs. Mission accomplished. During the season however, we witnessed teams like Tampa Bay and…

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Eastern Conference Preseason Rankings: By The Numbers

September 1, 2015

Welcome to September everyone! The month where, when you’re a hockey fan, you want to skip like Thanksgiving and move right into Christmas, or in this case the month of October. What September does give hockey fans are training camps and preseason games to watch as a teaser, a chance to start predicting where your favorite team will finish a the end of the season or determine how much blood…

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2015 Eastern Conference Predictions

April 15, 2015

It’s that time of year once again where everyone gets to prepare and write up their playoff predictions. Last year I went perfect in the Eastern Conference and bombed in the West (Thanks San Jose!). Yes, that meant I did have the Rangers going to the Cup, but not this year. I already have my picks set in, but I’m just doing the first round of each Conference. Each winner…

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Blog: Islanders Penalty Kill Improves; Thoughts On Jagr

February 26, 2015

When I was looking at the trade deadline yesterday and what Islanders players could be available to add to a third round pick, I looked at what the Isles might need and who might be available. The only issue I looked at was the penalty killing unit. Now when I think of the Isles PK, I think of three players: Frans Nielsen, Nikolay Kulemin, and Michael Grabner. Nielsen and Kulemin…

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Blog: Eastern Conference Stronger Than Ever

February 3, 2015

I’ve been going on twitter or Facebook or some other Islanders chat room and there’s always the select few who believe that if the Islanders lose tonight against the Florida Panthers that the sky is falling. Granted a three game losing streak is not good and yes, the NHL trade deadline is coming, but how far are the Islanders? Should changes be made? How are the rest of the teams…

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Win Number 23 – Audio Blog 12/21/14

December 21, 2014

Another night – another win in the books. The Isles got 3 goals in under 2 minutes, to lift themselves to a 3-1 victory over Tampa, giving them a four point weekend, and their league leading 23rd victory. Another great effort, out shooting the Bolts 48-20. Here is my audio blog. Hope you can listen to SportsTalk1240 on Sunday night at 8PM. ¬†Go to the TuneIn App and search for…

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Can Isles Catch Lightning In A Bottle?

November 15, 2014

The New York Islanders are looking for their 6th consecutive win as they finish their Florida road trip against Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay (11-4-2) is on an offensive tear, averaging 3.53 goals a game, second behind Pittsburgh. The player to watch for the Lightning is of course Steven Stamkos who has been on a tear this year. Ben Bishop gets the start for the Lightning….

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Isles Talk Eastern Conference Preview

October 8, 2014

#488019167 / gettyimages.com The final preseason write up is here as Isles Talk concludes with the Eastern Conference preview. As I did last year, I do things a little different. I will categorize teams into certain groups and make a quick analysis on each team. I have to admit, this one was tough to predict because it is wide open this year. Having said that, here are the teams in…

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