What Does Garth Have Up His Sleeve?

Back at the beginning of June, I started the NY Islanders offseason with a piece on the Isles new focus: cap management. Since then, all hell has broken loose as Newsday reported that Kyle Okposo might be made available. I reported that Kyle Okposo is looking for a $7million+ payday when he becomes a UFA after next season. This seems ... Read More »

Official NY Islanders Schedule Released by the NHL

                                   NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE                                    2015-2016 SCHEDULE                              Team Schedule for N.Y. Islanders                      ALL TIMES LOCAL        DATE       OPPONENT           TIME              DATE       OPPONENT           TIME   Oct.Fri. 9     Chicago             7:30           Jan.Sat. 9 AT Philadelphia       1:00      Sat. 10 AT Chicago             7:30               Tue. 12     Columbus           7:00      Mon. ... Read More »

Garth Looks Past Visnovsky per ESPN

As you all know, the Isles are in the rumor mill these days. Clarity is such a tough thing to get this time of year. Luckily, an NHL stalwart like Pierre LeBrun is here to provide some as he/ESPN try to get a sense of the rumblings in the NHL leading up to the draft. Garth Snow to Pierre: “We’re ... Read More »

IslesBeat’s Good Reads – NHL Draft Edition

Not up on your NHL draft blogs? Here are the best we have seen. All about the numbers…. NHL Numbers with a look at the Free Agent Market from the only perspective that matters, Isles fans… The analytics. You ask about Dmen…. Well they took at look at that also…. In fact, NHL Numbers has been a great read all ... Read More »

A Reality Check on Griffin Reinhart Opinions

Many fans and writers are dismissing young Islanders prospect Griffin Reinhart on misguided pages, posts and tweets across the internet; the lesson of Calvin de Haan apparently forgotten. It is universally recognized that defensemen take longer to develop into NHL caliber players. There is also a prevailing view from some experts and scouts that “even bigger defensemen” take more time. ... Read More »

Kirill Petrov ends KHL contract

As I cited on twitter, Kirill is coming. Another step has been taken as Kirill Petrov terminates contract with KHL. According to TASS Kirill Petrov finally agreed on terms of contract termination with #AkBars of the #KHL and will sign with the #Isles today — Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) June 8, 2015 Read More »

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