Author Archives: B.D. Gallof

Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner?

There is an amazing amount of rumors flying about. Funny how just as Islander fans are starving for anything that there is a proliferation of items all almost tailored made for their ingestion. Funny, right? As I cited from the Islanders awkward… or is it awkward Islanders press conference, the concentration of Ledecky and Malkin will be on an Enterprise-level ... Read More »

The Islanders State Of Confusion

  There is a mitigating illusion held by Isles fans, writers, and bloggers…. only recently correcting itself with a rather large month-long skidmark…   It is that Jon Ledecky is THE owner, THE power, and the main guy behind the scenes.   He is NOT.   He is just one of the partners who hold shares along with Scott Malkin, ... Read More »

REALITY CHECK: Garth Snow Has Been GM For 12 Years

“Snow has been GM for 12 years” – the usual fan quote.   True. He has. The problem that no one wants to see that there were 4 phases/mandates for Garth Snow to work under: PHASE 1: Took over from Neil Smith, had to deal with his vets and Milbury’s bare cupboard for 2 seasons before finally convincing Charles Wang ... Read More »

LESS THAN ZERO – How The NY Islanders Season Blew To Bits

  This season was Doug Weight’s first as head coach where he was able to install his own system. This singular sentence really answers how the 2017-18 season blew-out.   Yes, there are other factors, but in the end, the one constant above all others is that this system failed. Furthermore, Doug Weight’s first year as coach was a succession ... Read More »

ISLESBEAT PRESENTS – An Isles Season Primer

  Welcome to one of the easier season previews in the last few years. Why? Because a coach/mindset is not in the way of a clear-cut vision and philosophy in how the players were drafted and skill-sets. With Doug Weight coaching, it is unimpeded. Kids are at the right time and showing they can/should remain.  After this preseason – Who ... Read More »

JOE SAKIC AND THE ART OF THE NO-DEAL

    No matter how you slice and dice it, Sakic and the Avalanche’s handling of Matt Duchene is a prime example of how not to handle a player and trade situation. Now those who still wait with bated breath for Duchene to land on the NY Islanders… don’t.   Per source, that chance is less than 1%   The ... Read More »

ISLESBEAT PRESENTS – NHL Trade Primer

  The NHL is not a computer game. Many team hockey operations lament that fans tend to have an unrealistic sense of how things work thanks to hockey games like EA Sports NHL Hockey. 1. Here’s a tip that you need to ALWAYS remember: All GM’s want to make their teams better.  2. Salary present and future matters big time. ... Read More »

IRON IS HOT WITH ISLES RUMORED TRADE TARGETS

“I have seen the face of God.” – Howard Beale, Network   We have all seen the blogs, tweets and rumors. The NY Islanders are one of the most active teams behind the scenes to land key needs or upgrades via trades. They look to be trying to land a wing AND a center. NOTE: Eberle is being cited as coming ... Read More »

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