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Isles Get Their Veteran Defenseman

Marek Zidilicky has signed a one year deal. Zidlicky bring experience to blue line. Yes, he is 38 yrs old, but still had 34 pts last season. He is an offensive dman who can provide a heavy shot, run PP, & is a good passing. Great 3rd pair pickup that will be with Hickey. His analytics falls within possession, puck ... Read More »

The Brockalypse Is Coming: Will Brock Nelson Sign In Time?

The Brockalypse is coming as we come down to the wire for Brock Nelson to be signed before training camp (and being sat out for the season). To provide insurance, Garth Snow signed Stever Bernier to a PTO. Bernier is a 3rd line grinder. He can be a short-term power forward who also is capable on the penalty kill. Good energy player and ... Read More »

IslesBeats Good Reads: Psychic Edition

NHL: PuckDaddy’s Ryan Lambert on how difficult it is in this modern day NHL to be a 50 goal scorer.  There will be “spotters” in the NHL stands looking for signs of player concussions. Read Mike Halford’s report citing NHL VP Bill Daly’s interview in Le Journal de Montreal for more on this.    ISLES: The boys over at WGBB (Sportstalk ... Read More »

IslesBeat’s Good Reads – Ice Girls Goeth, ESPN’s NHL Fantasy Sports top 300, and Cody Franson to Sabres?

The UFA pool gets smaller and smaller with puck moving defensemen. Ehrhoff signs in LA for peanuts on a 1-year deal. Now Cody Franson might be getting a 2-year deal from the Buffalo Sabres.   Puck Daddy on what NHLers are taught/told about Rape and Domestic Violence   Travis Yost with a good piece on TSN about Individual Point Percentages and ... Read More »

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 »

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