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Move to Brooklyn Bad or Good?

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Recently I had to a article for my magazine class at school and I decided to do it on the move to Brooklyn.  Thanks to everyone who helped me with the article!

Here is the final product:

Playoff Preview: Wednesday Night

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Who gets out of the first round?

Who gets out of the first round?

The first round of the 2014 NHL playoffs begin tonight and to be honest, there’s nothing like it. For myself, it’s not just watching the best hockey, it’s also a chance to look at some future free agents who may have a good fit in with the Islanders. I’ll say this now, with the first three matchups this evening, I’m so far not impressed with the crop of free agents this year. I’m hoping tomorrow looks better. So without further delay let’s talk playoffs and make some picks!

First game: Montreal Vs. Tampa Bay

What Should Isles Do At Number 5?

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What will the Isles do?

What will the Isles do?

The Islanders have retained the fifth overall pick in this years draft. They have the option on June 1st whether to keep the pick or give it to Buffalo to complete the Thomas Vanek trade. Craig Button, who has correctly picked former top 5 picks for the Islanders, selected Michael Dal Colle in his mock draft.

Donovan & Nelson Make World Championship Roster

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Congrats Matt & Brock!

Congrats Matt & Brock!

By USAHockey.com

Matt Donovan and Brock Nelson of the new York Islanders have been selected to play in this years World Championships May 9th through the 25th in Minsk, Belarus.

For now the roster looks like this:

Goalie: Connor Hellebuyck

Defenseman:

Matt Donovan: New York Islanders

Jake Gardiner: Toronto Maple Leafs

Seth Jones: Nashville Predators

Jake McCabe: Buffalo Sabres

Jeff Petry: Edmonton Oilers

Catching Up With News

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He's back!

He’s back!

Since Gary and John are going to be busy for a while (and rightfully so) I guess you’ll be stuck with me for a little while. Sorry. So let’s get caught up shall we?

Capuano Is Back As Head Coach

Gary’s On Assignment….

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A Josh Bailey buyout? Not likely.

For me – I have been away for a while, and I need to take some time.

When I write on this site, I write from the perspective of talking to friends.  People that read “Isles Talk” are our friends; whether you support what we say or not – whether you believe us or not – we still consider you friends.

And especially when the guy that owns the site, has not been writing for a while, he should provide an explanation as to why.

Well – Gary is job hunting….

The Bridge Report: Who’s Left?

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I recognized Pedan....

I recognized Pedan….

Youth Will Be Served

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The youth gave fans something to look forward to.

The youth gave fans something to look forward to.

Runnin With The Devils

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Ryan is looking for some job security.

Ryan is looking for some job security.

This should just be another segment of the Bridge Report because any name left on this Islanders roster either started in Bridgeport this year or their time is running out and they’ll eventually be injured, maybe even tonight as the Islanders travel to “The Rock” to face the New Jersey Devils for the final time of the year.

Johnson Recalled

The Bridge Report: Strome Named To AHL All-Rookie Team

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IMG_0818From the New York Islanders:

The American Hockey League announced today that former Bridgeport Sound Tigers and current New York Islanders forward Ryan Strome has been named to the 2013-14 All-Rookie Team. The All-Rookie Team was voted on by AHL coaches, players and media in each of the AHL’s 30 member cities.

Home Not So Sweet Home

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You have your work cut out for you sir.

You have your work cut out for you sir.

As the Islanders finished their home schedule last night with a 4-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators, the Isles finish their home record with a 13-19-9 record. It’s the fourth year in a row that the Isles have a losing record. In the last four years the Islanders have a combined home record of 57-66-24. Why is there so much losing at home?

We had some problems here at home. It’s something we have to straighten out if we want to make the playoffs – Coach Capuano

More Injuries, More Callups

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Let's just hope he doesn't get injured.

Let’s just hope he doesn’t get injured.

Can’t Stop The Pain

Hockey from the Blind Side, It Is a Big Deal …

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My brain is actually in vacation mode at the moment. I’ll be out of the loop for a week starting tomorrow, but I wanted to write one last article that has been inspired by conversations I have had with a few friends and I have read online as far as fan opinions go. I know myself, Paul, Gary and others have basically expressed what I am going to write as it is, but it is worth repeating.

The subject is just how important seeing the Islanders win happens to be at this stage of the season. The Isles were “officially” or “mathematically” eliminated from the playoff race a few days ago, which, of course, we pretty much figured was going to be the reality for a while now. However, since the Olympic break, the tam has been playing well and I believe they are 5-0-1 in their last 6 games since a 6-0 loss at home to the Wild.

Should Griffin Reinhart Make The Isles

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Reinhart could help fix this mess.

Reinhart could help fix this mess.

Reinhart Wins Game 1; Petrov Stays In KHL

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Game 1 goes to Griffin.

Game 1 goes to Griffin.

Reinhart Takes Game 1

Griffin Reinhart had 2 assists, recorded a plus 1 and was named the second star of the game as the Edmonton Oil Kings defeated Ryan Pulock and the Brandon Wheat Kings 5-0. Edmonton outshot Brandon 45-15 while also going 2-for-7 on the man advantage in the Game 1 victory.  From the Oil Kings Web site:

“We got off to the start we wanted,” said Oil Kings captain Griffin Reinhart, who finished with two assists. “We want to learn to keep our foot on the gas … we’ve just got to keep working hard and make sure they don’t come back in games.”

Could Reinhart Be Had At #4

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Potvin's, Sutter's, Jonsson's, Reinhart's?

Potvin’s, Sutter’s, Jonsson’s, Reinhart’s?

Islanders Have An Eye On Evander Kane?

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Evander Kane

Could Kane be JT”s next line mate? Photo courtesy of
rivercitysportsblog.com

From the Winnipeg Free Press: via Spectors Hockey

Only three members of the current Jets should be considered untouchables and they are Wheeler and rookies Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba.

Who Are These Freaking Guys?

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If you remember the movie “MAJOR LEAGUE” about the hapless Cleveland Indians, there were some construction guys, in a scene talking about the Indians and the ‘lack’ of stars in their lineup, and one of the guys in the construction hats mutters the class line:

Who Are These F%$&$in Guys?

Well – if someone is looking at the Islander lineup these days, it can have the same impact?

Who are they?

Well – 4-0-1 in their last 5 games – that’s who!

A mark that has NOT been done the ENTIRE SEASON – even with the full lineup in tact.

Is it a statement to say that these guys will be in next season?

Some may – some may not.  However, these guys are playing their collective butts off for the staff, and for themselves.  They were on board – with a 4-2 victory over the Panthers in the pockets, heading to Ottawa tonite to face the Sens.

Life Without Tavares

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Tavares not playing the rest of the season has been a good thing.

Tavares not playing the rest of the season has been a good thing.

The Bridge Report – Sound Tigers lose to Wolfpack 3-0

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The Bridgeport Sound Tigers in a faceoff with the Hartford Wolf Pack - 30 Mar 2014

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers in a faceoff with the Hartford Wolf Pack – 30 Mar 2014

Coming after a 4-0 defeat on Saturday night – the Bridgeport Sound Tigers were looking to even the score against their cross-state rivals, the Hartford Wolf Pack.  But goals from Darroll Powe, Martin Hrivik, and TJ Hensick were more that was needed, as the visitors and first star goalie David LeNeveu, defeated Bridgeport (27-33-2-5) by the score of 3-0, at Webster Bank Arena in front of 6,827.  Hartford (30-31-1-6) shut out the Tigers on both ends of the weekend series.

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