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IslesBeat Good Reads – Hump Day Edition

Happy Hump Day, folks. We here at IslesBeat have hit some technical issues on this week’s podcast. In the meantime, here are some good reads around the NHL Blogosphere…. NHL The Vancouver Canucks have made some very odd moves this summer. None of them very good. SpectorsHockey goes through the rumors on the rest of the available UFAs. The Hockey Writers ... Read More »

IslesBeat Good Reads – Cap Crunch and Josh Bailey Edition

There will be an ongoing theme of concerns across the blogosphere as writers astutely pinpoint problems for many teams at the cap ceiling. With the cap no longer going upward, the expanding waistlines of cap ceiling teams will now have problems. If not now…. soon.   KuklasKorner on how the NY Rangers are going to feel the squeeze as cap ... Read More »

IslesBeat Good Reads – Friday Edition

Just left LIRR meeting, announcement forthcoming, Islanders fans will be happy. — Brett Yormark (@brettyormark) July 23, 2015 Could there be potential good news for Long Island NY Islander fans who will need to take the LIRR? Link to tweet.  The always excellent Andy Graziano with a Q&A with Ryan Strome. Some analytics fun with Lighthouse Hockey with Corsi WOWY charts.   ... Read More »

Could The Isles Be Adding a Vet D Sooner Than Later?

The UFA market is far from fantastic. However, the cap bubble has burst – and will remain so for the next few years. This has caused teams to plan for the future and not be as generous with fringe players in the free market. Nobody is really willing to pay for these players beyond one year, if at all… preferring ... Read More »

IslesBeat Guide for the Thinking Fan: How player metrics and salary determine offseason consideration in trades & free agency

IslesBeat Guide for the Thinking Fan: How player metrics and salary determine offseason consideration in trades & free agency B.D. Gallof Part 1: The Islanders Forwards   The baseball sabermetric folks created Wins Above Replacement (WAR) so they could get a summary/overall view of a player’s total contributions to their team. But how does that equate to hockey? War-on-Ice has done ... Read More »

IslesBeat’s Good Reads – Monday Morning Edition

The excellent Stu Hackel with a piece for the Hockey News on the NY Islanders unique deal with Barclays. In this is why, as I have said for months, that the business end/Barclays has NO say in the Hockey Operations nor will it have any effect or pressure on the team. Isles get guaranteed revenue.   THN has an excellent & ... Read More »

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