The Bridge Report: Reviewing The Grabner Trade

September 18, 2015

Since I went to work an hour or less after Michael Grabner was sent to the Toronto Maple Leafs, I did not do any research on the players the Islanders had received in the trade. So after reading up and talking to a few Toronto Marlies fans, many were saying the same thing: They just needed a place to play more minutes. So Bridgeport is the perfect place for this…

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Grabner Traded To Leafs

September 17, 2015

#Isles acquire Taylor Beck, Matt Finn, Christopher Gibson, Tom Nilsson and Carter Verhaeghe from Toronto in exchange for Michael Grabner. — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) September 17, 2015 As I have written previously, too many forwards on this team and the Isles were bound to make a trade. Beck has some NHL experience but is a project. Matt Finn maybe headed to Bridgeport, but is a 2nd round pick in…

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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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Talk from the 300 Section – JT – WOW, and Let’s Get Ready for Tonight

March 10, 2015

CLICK BELOW TO HEAR GARY’S PODCAST… That was a highlight reel moment….. How can you top that?  Maybe tonight we will see some more magic from the number 1 scorer in the league? It should be a blast tonight as the Rangers come for the final time in the regular season this evening.  It brings out the craziest fans and the passion is the best.  Can’t wait for tonight, can’t…

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Why New York Needs Hockey & A Rivalry

January 12, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com The New York Islanders take on the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden this Tuesday January 13th and it couldn’t come at a better time. The Islanders are currently having a regular season not seen in decades, while the Rangers, despite a slow start to the season, are proving that last year’s Stanley Cup run was not a fluke and are currently one of the…

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Isles Get Blown Away

October 21, 2014

When the Islander fans left their seats when twenty minutes ticked off the clock, they had to feel a little positive.  They regained a one goal lead, shortly after the Maple Leafs had evened the score.  John Tavares notched a power play goal to get him to the ten point mark; and all were happy in Islanders Country. Too bad, they had to play the second period. Four unanswered goals,…

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Leafs Come A Blowing… Pregame Report

October 21, 2014

Back to  Fort NeverLose for tonight’s matchup against Toronto.  The Leafs have started up and down, with a shaky defense and goal.  Jonathan Bernier is the top goalie, and rumored Islander trades for James Reimer did not happen (thank goodness), is the backup. You have Dion Phaneuf, the overpriced captain – and not a lot of depth behind him on the back line.  This could be a focus on the…

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Lessons Learned From Pittsburgh

October 20, 2014

#143185301 / gettyimages.com In reviewing that intense game in Pittsburgh that saw the Penguins defeat the New York Islanders on Saturday night, there were a few lessons that took place that I think should be taken as a learning experience. If the Islanders can adjust and take that humbling experience with them and apply it to the rest of their games, they’ll be better prepared to play Pittsburgh and any…

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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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