Right Place, Right Time For Brennan

September 2, 2014

If there was a player who has gone completely under the radar or has been written off by many this season, its newly signed New York Islander T.J. Brennan. As New York Islanders fans patiently await training camp to begin, they’re slowly losing their patience/mind with Garth Snow in getting that coveted top 4 defenceman like Indiana Jones was attempting to get the Lost Arc. As the season gets closer, there…

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Isles Talk Draft Preview: Aaron Ekblad

June 16, 2014

When you have to build a team from scratch, you have to have a solid foundation. Ekblad is a franchise defenceman who can log 25 minutes or more and play in all game situations.  The maturity at his age is way above most of the others. Name: Aaron Ekblad Position: Defense Height: 6’4″ Weight: 216 League: OHL DOB: 2.7.1996 (18) ISS: 2 CSS: 2 Style Comparisons: Shea Weber Season Totals: GP: 58 Goals: 23 Assists: 30 Points: 53 Put simply, he’s the best…

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Maple Leafs at Isles Feb 27-2014

February 27, 2014

So many people at the start of this season were hoping that this particular game after a two week Olympic Break, would be the game that would catapult the home team into a serious playoff push. Right now -the only ‘push’ will be – who will be ‘pushed’ off the Island. The Isles right now play for next year beginning tonight.  With John Tavares, Matt Martin and Frans Nielsen out…

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Isles FLAT once again

They may have out-shot the Leafs, but getting good opportunities and quality chances were not as prevalent as they have been in games last season on the road. The players, as Butch said after the game, say it is consistency that they are lacking.  It is making the dumb mistakes, and allowing 2 on 0’s that will never give you a winning attitude. Casey Cizikas is one of the few…

November 19, 2013
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Islanders “Take Off”, eh?

Beauty, eh? Welcome to the Great White North, New York Islanders.  For many – it is a mini-homecoming; especially guys named Tavares, Bailey, Cizikas and Clutterbuck.Guess who got the bulk of the tickets for the game tonight? For some players, it is places in unfamiliar territory.  For one Michael Grabner, it is the case, because he is up in the press box tonight as a healthy scratch.  Eric Boulton will…

November 19, 2013
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New York Islanders Week Ahead and Weekly Stud and Dud.

The New York Islanders will play three games this week of the Tuesday, Friday and Saturday variety. All three games will be on the road before they come home for their annual 4 game holiday home stand over Thanksgiving weekend. Tuesday, November 19th: New York Islanders (8-10-3) @ Toronto Maple Leafs (12-7-1)  7pm Friday, November 22nd: New York Islanders (8-10-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (13-8) 7pm Saturday November 23rd: New York…

November 19, 2013
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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
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Will History Be Made?

Throughout the Islanders history whenever there was a new face to the franchise, magic or memories always occurred when it was their first year in the playoffs with the team. Unfortunately, the Islanders have not had many faces to remember, especially in recent years. But when a face of the franchise does appear and he gives the Islanders a sense of relevancy, something special usually occurs in their first year…

April 23, 2013
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