Isles Talk #1 Wish List Prospect: Brett Leason

June 21, 2019

Name: Brett Leason Position: RW 2018-19 Team: Prince Albert Raiders Date of Birth: April 30, 1999 Height: 6-foot-4 Weight: 201 pounds Shoots: Right Playoff Stats: 22 GP 10 G 15 A 25 PTS Regular Season Stats: 55 GP 36 G 53 A 89 PTS Position: Right Wing Central Scouting: 25 (North American) ISS: 24 Islanders comparison: A middle six Kyle Okposo Here is why Leason is on top of my…


Isles Talk #5 Wish List Prospect: Mathew Robertson

June 17, 2019

Name: Mathew Robertson 2018-19 Team: Edmonton Oil Kings Date of Birth: March 9, 2001 Place of Birth: Edmonton, Alberta Height: 6-foot-3 Weight: 200 pounds Playoff Stats: 16 GP 4 G 4 A 8 PTS Regular Season Stats: 52 GP 7 G 26 A 33 PTS ISS: 17 Central Scouting: 26 NAS Islander potential: a better skating Scott Mayfield I’m not keen on the Islanders drafting a defenseman in the first…


Islanders Prospects Getting Extra Experience

January 9, 2017

Generals trade Mitchell Vande Sompel to London Knights- Read more here — Oshawa Generals (@Oshawa_Generals) January 9, 2017 For Vande Sompel, this is more of a home-coming as it is some extra playoff experience as the London Knights are looking to win the OHL once again. The soon to be 20-year-old has had some impressive numbers and should be called upon to be in Bridgeport’s lineup next year….


Analyzing The Draft

The second round came and went for the Islanders and they secured some long term player who, like many, still need time do develop, not to mention getting another “boom or bust pick” at number 200, but if patience is preached could bold very well for the Islanders. I’ll go each player right now.       Ilya Sorokin G: Folks, here is Kevin Poulin’s replacement in two years. The writing is…

June 29, 2014

Isles Score Big With Dal Colle & Ho-Sang

June 28, 2014

Last night, the Islanders finished up their rebuilding through the draft by selecting future LW Michael Dal Colle with the 5th overall pick. To restate in my previous blog, he was a missing piece to an already good crop of players drafted by Islanders General manager Garth Snow. Also mentioned in my last piece, I did say to look for the Isles to trade the two second round picks and…


With The 5th Overall Pick, Isles Select…..

June 27, 2014

Michael Dal Colle!!! According to Islanders General Manager Garth Snow via Art Staple, he does not intend on trading up in the draft so the top three of Ekblad, Reinhart, Bennet will not be falling into their laps. Draisaitl has moved up in my final rankings because it really does depend on the Calgary Flames. I know they really want Bennet, but I’m not sure who their second choice would be if Bennet…


Isles Talk Draft Preview: Leon Draisaitl

June 23, 2014

It would be completely unprofessional and wrong of me if I did my own report on possible top 4 pick Leon Draisaitl when my colleague Paige did an exceptional one already. Draisaitl is, as she advertised. A good scorer, enough to be called “Germany’s Gretzky” and uses the body well to block opponents.       Player: Leon Draisaitl Position: Center Height: 6’2″ Weight: 208lbs League: WHL DOB: 10.27.1995 ISS: 6…


Isles Talk Draft Preview: Sam Reinhart

He’s arguably the best player available in the draft. He’s also Islanders future top defenseman Griffin’s little brother. He’s Sam Reinhart. Sam captained Team Canada to the under-18 IIHF World Championships Gold Medal and racked up 105 points in 60 games in Juniors this year. If the Florida Panthers wanted a forward with the first overall pick, Reinhart is that player. He and defenseman Aaron Ekblad are the top 2 players in this…

June 20, 2014

Reinhart, Oil Kings WHL Champs

May 13, 2014

When the Islanders sent 2012 first round pick and future defenseman Griffin Reinhart back down to Juniors to play for the Edmonton Oil Kings, some were not too sure if it was a good choice. When the injuries to Lubomir Visnovsky and Brian Strait occurred soon after, that decision arose again. No doubt Griffin Reinhart was not happy about getting sent down without even getting in a single game, but to spend another…


Reinhart & Oil Kings Ties Series 2-2

May 8, 2014

From the Edmonton Journal: The Edmonton Oil Kings didn’t just regain their mojo Wednesday night, they took over momentum in the Western Hockey League final series with a 2-0 victory over the Portland Winterhawks. The clubs head back to Portland for Game 5 on Friday night tied 2-2, but with the high-octane Winterhawks not having scored a goal in 116 minutes and 30 seconds dating back to the 3:30 mark…