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The NY Islanders Missed All The Warning Signs

How did we get here?  Did we take a wrong left turn at Albuquerque?  The Isles season with Jack Capuano at the tiller should have been finished shortly after late October. The Isles had just blown another 3rd period, allowing the Penguins 3 goals and take the game. It was a text book Capuano fixture to his tenure, where a lack of ... Read More »

30 Thoughts: BD on the NY Islanders

  Elliotte Friedman has been a must-read and must-follow for all hockey fans for years. His “30 Thoughts” blogs on Sportsnet, and his work as a hockey insider and reporter for their national NHL coverage and Hockey Night in Canada is a gold-standard. With the Islanders in a bit of free-fall, a fair amount of fan panic, disappointment, and a thick ... Read More »

Looking at the NY Islanders Power Outage

  If you listened to our podcast this week, you would have heard my citation on the output of most of the NY Islanders between this year and last year: possession game, shots on goal, and high danger chances. All three are tied together. If you have a better possession game, you are going to derive more shots. More shots ... 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 »

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 »

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