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IslesBeats Good Reads: Top Hockey Prospects Edition

The hole Patrick Kane is in is getting deeper.   Cory Pronman has his Top 100 Prospects for 2015-2016. (Need an ESPN Insider account for access) Some tidbits (aka: the NY Islanders are all over his list): Anthony Barzal is #13: “…Barzal is an electric offensive talent whose puck skills, hockey IQ and agility all get very high grades. He ... Read More »

IslesBeats Good Reads: NHL Drama Edition

We all knew this was coming…. The NHLPA has filed a grievance on behalf of Mike Richards contesting the termination of his contract by the LA Kings. — NHLPA (@NHLPA) August 10, 2015 PuckDaddy with their take on it.  Forbes with their take on how NHLPA has a good case against the NHL.    The Patrick Kane situation is a ... Read More »

IslesBeat Guide for the Thinking Fan: How player metrics and salary determine offseason consideration for the Isles defense

Part 2: The Islanders Defensemen   In part 1 we used War-on-Ice metrics to capture a summary/overall view of forwards total contribution to their team in their Goals Against Replacement (GAR). If you missed that piece, click here.  GAR uses key quantitative metrics including, face-offs, penalties drawn/taken, shot metrics in variable game situations to calculate how many goals a player’s efforts ... Read More »

IslesBeat Good Reads – The Lets Go Islanders Edition

The Hockey News on how Isles fans closed out the Coliseum Billy Joel concert with a “Lets Go Islanders Chant”.   Rob Vollman’s Hockey Abstract 2015 is out now. In it are tidbits about all teams, including the NY Islanders. Just like this one I cited on twitter… Doubt de Haan? Per HockeyAbstract % of time #isles had puck went down ... Read More »

NHL & MLBAM to Team Up to Create New Digital Products & Platforms to Transform the NHL Fan Experience

The NHL and MLBAM (the interactive digital media side of the MLB) have entered a big partnership that will be moving out Charles Wang’s Neulion company who was the NHL’s former media partner. Neulion will assist with the transition. This will give NHL the ability to have a more interactive media hub that contains social media, fantasy, apps, stats, analytics, ... Read More »

Barclays Center Isles Games will have LIRR Enhanced Service for Long Islanders

Per Barclays: The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is introducing enhanced service to make New York Islanders games in Brooklyn easily accessible for fans on Long Island. On weekdays, the new schedule will include two additional eastbound trains that will depart from Atlantic Terminal 20 minutes following the conclusion of each Islanders home game. The trains will run to Babylon and ... Read More »

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