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…


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…


Blog: “You Can’t Beat Us!”

View image | gettyimages.com During the last week and a half, the New York Islanders basically took control of the Metropolitan Division by beating the Devils, Blue Jackets, Rangers and Penguins by a combined score of 17-7. Indeed, the Islanders came alive in the third period against the Pittsburgh Penguins and went on a scoring spree to beat the Pens 6-3. What gave me chills watching this game on TV…

January 18, 2015

Johnny Rockets Blasts Isles to Victory

December 30, 2014

Audio Commentary here…. Click on button to listen Yes – another three goal lead swallowed up by the visitors.  However, this one was not like the previous three that were losses by the blue and orange. There was fight in this team. There was no sulking on the bench.  The staff was behind them.  They were playing with focus.  The reason was simple for the team losing their lead. The…


Audio Blog – Nov 26 – Comments from Gary

November 26, 2014

I decided that I will begin blogging as an audio blog – to continue working on my broadcasting chops. In this entry – I talk about Monday night, some thoughts about the game, as well as talk about the next few days.  Wonder if #8 is playing tonight???? It is all common knowledge, but we are the talk of the NHL lately, and it is nice getting KUDOS FINALLY THROWN…


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…


Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Preview: Washington Capitals

October 6, 2014

#481894191 / gettyimages.com Isles Talk continues it’s 2014-15 Season Preview with a team that missed the playoffs for the first time in 7 years, the Washington Capitals. After moving over to the new Metropolitan Division, the former South Division champs got a taste of stronger divisional hockey going 12-15-3 and missing the playoffs as a result. They fired offensive minded coach Adam Oates and replaced him with former Predators defensive…


Islanders Need To Make The Right Choice

October 3, 2014

#484279683 / gettyimages.com As this final pre-season game comes to a conclusion tonight in Bridgeport, the New York Islanders will be making tough player decisions that will undoubtedly make a few fans scratch their heads and probably lash out in utter frustration. Anything short of not trading Josh Bailey for a any kind of defenceman will be unacceptable. Well, you’re gonna burn me at the stake for this article. What…


Isles News & My Rant

May 27, 2014

Sorry folks, but I had to work a few weddings and I wanted to take the weekend off. I hope everyone enjoyed their time and once again, but never enough, thank you veterans! Anders Nilsson Signs With (KHL) Ak-Bars My Take: Well now, Nilsson gets to play with Kirill Petrov. That’s interesting. I’ll let you guys talk that one over. We knew already that Nilsson was not coming back to…


Off Season Needs For Metropolitan Division Teams Not in The Playoffs

May 7, 2014

Note – This is a guest commentary. Hope you enjoy it! Well, the NHL playoffs are moving right along, and with no clear favorite emerging through stellar play thus far, it looks to be anyone’s Cup. This should make for some great entertainment over the course of the next month or so, but for those of us who support teams that didn’t make the playoffs to begin with, it’s always…