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 »

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 »