Short Blog Q & A: The Day After

April 10, 2017

As the Islanders clean out their lockers today there are a few questions that fans want answered heading into this offseason. So before the season in review comes out, let’s answer a few of those questions. ****These answers are my own opinion and does not reflect Isles Talk’s overall view**** Does Garth Snow return as GM? Yes Will John Tavares sign with the Islanders? Yes Will the Islanders come out…


The “Hit” Was a Factor – but not the Reason They Lost

May 4, 2016

I did not notice it when it happened. Being in my office was one reason, and was not seriously looking at the monitor as much as I could.  Also the play happened so fast and was literally out of ‘camera shot’. However, the hit on Thomas Hickey by Brian Boyle was a brutal hit to the head, keeping a defenseman out of the play, as the puck was shot in…


Isles Have Chance To Improve Record; Thoughts On Hickey

October 28, 2015

The New York Islanders defeated the Calgary Flames Monday night by a score of 4-0. This was the one game this week that had me a bit worried because the Flames could come out at any time and beat you. With that said, the Islanders improved their record to 6-2-1 with games against Carolina tomorrow and the Devils on Halloween. To go another step further, they play the Sabres and…


Josh Bailey?

    Yes, Josh Bailey won the game for the Islanders on December 15th against the Devils, but doesn’t take away the fact that he is still not the greatest player the Islanders though out to be. Going onto the Islanders website I noticed that when you compared Bailey to let say Strome, they don’t look good for Bailey. Josh Bailey, who has played 20 games this season, has only…

December 18, 2014

Do The Islanders Have Their Number 2?

August 28, 2014

For most of the summer I enjoy reading the playoff predictions by other major hockey websites, such as (for example) the NHL, TSN or the Sporting News for the entertainment value and because it does give me an idea of how I will “predict” come late September. I’ve also gone on and read many fans blogs and their playoff predictions and for the most part, except for the major hockey websites, many of…


Should Griffin Reinhart Make The Isles

What started out as a quick conversation on twitter between myself and Islander’s University blogger Matt Clausen (@MattClausen), turned into a spirited debate amongst several other prominent names in the Isles Twitter universe: WFAN/CBS Daniel Friedman (DFriedmanOnNYI); Islanders Insight’s Rich Diaz (@RDNHL); HockeyBuzz’s Isles writer Dan Petriw (@DanDanNoodles78) and long time Isles fan Tom Ballantyne (@Tbone31592). The topic: The Islanders defense for 2014-15. I know, I know it’s a little too far away to…

April 5, 2014

Hockey from the Blind Side, Another Lost Opportunity

Well, the New York Islanders had a chance to pick up to easy points against a team they should have beaten. The Calgary Flames sure are not a New York Rangers or St. Louis Blues, and I was hoping that the offense could get itself going again. Indeed, I was hoping that the top line would reignite and start scoring once more. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Although the…

February 7, 2014