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…


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…


Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs

September 29, 2014

#456081118 / Isles Talk continues it’s season preview series with a team that is under more scrutiny than any other team outside of Montreal, the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs began their off-season with an overhaul of management by hiring former NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan as their new team president. General manager Dave Nonis was retained as well as the surprise return of Leafs coach Randy Carlyle. The Leafs…


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…