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The Prince of Brooklyn: Don’t Overlook Shane Prince

  It was Christmas time for NY Islanders fans. Despite the fact they haven’t seen much of an NHL trade deadline gift in years, they sat by the tree, ripping through reams of wrapping paper… and then scratched their head as they saw Ottawa’s Shane Prince in the final minutes.   Then there was a great wail, as a thousand ... Read More »

BD on the Isles at the NHL Trade Deadline AND MORE

Please check out my latest on TheFourthPeriod.com as I analyze some possible options for the NY Islanders for the trade deadline, OR perhaps, offseason. CHECK IT OUT HERE If you miss our podcast, we discuss all the big items from Barclays to the Trade Deadline… And if you missed me laying out Brett Yormark for his latest silliness over obstructed ... Read More »

Latest IslesBeat Podcasts! New one coming Wednesday at 8pm

There seems to be a hope from many that the upcoming NHL Trade Deadline will somehow rescue the NY Islanders this season. It seems odd when we are talking about “rescuing” the Isles when they have been in playoff contention almost the entire time from October up tis this All Star Break… but that seems to be the enduring theme ... Read More »

IslesBeat Reality Check: The Upcoming Trade Deadline

There seems to be a hope from many that the upcoming NHL Trade Deadline will somehow rescue the NY Islanders this season. It seems odd when we are talking about “rescuing” the Isles when they have been in playoff contention almost the entire time from October up tis this All Star Break… but that seems to be the enduring theme ... Read More »

NY ISLANDERS: 10 Things Have We Learned In 31 Games

  The NY Islanders have played 31 games and accrued 41 points thus far, placing them 3rd in the Eastern Conference, and 4th overall in the NHL. Not too shabby, especially with all the faux dramatics that we have been forced to watch by fans on various social websites, media, message boards, and what-not. You’d have thought this was a ... Read More »

Welcome to the Travis Hamonic Trade Rumor Ride

There is a point with most trade rumor situations where things go a bit crazy. Rumors start to fly around… a lot of it incorrect. Why? GMs tend to use this time to float their own scenarios or their own considerations of trades down the line… using the Hamonic situation to judge fan reaction or to throw off items. Prime ... Read More »

BLACK FRIDAY DEAL COMING? Hamonic Sweepstakes Is Starting To Look Like a Mini-Trade Deadline That Is Coming Up Fast

    When Hamonic’s trade request first broke out it surprised many people, including myself. Per the Isles themselves: it certainly surprised his teammates.  Those I spoke to felt that it might take as long as the NHL trade deadline to move him. However, one day later, that tune changed. Evidently the publicizing of the Hamonic shopping has created a ... Read More »

Potential Isles Trade Targets for Travis Hamonic

Potential Isles Trade Targets for Travis Hamonic  As I have said on Twitter, it seems far more likely in my opinion that the NY Islanders prefer a defenseman in their moving of Travis Hamonic. They are in a win-now, get to the next level mode. This means they do not want a gap defensively. Their next class of defensemen are ... Read More »

Realistic NY Islanders Trade Partners for Travis Hamonic

Word to the wise: There seems to be a focus by the punditry and NHL experts that the NY Islanders can only trade to the Western Conference Canadian Teams. I don’t believe this is the case at all.    I think this is a far more realistic view of possible trade partners that get Travis Hamonic CLOSER to his home ... Read More »

What Ails These NY Islanders? Is It Time To Panic?

  We all can see that the team is still not firing on all cylinders yet. Yet, the team remains only a point out of first place. They remain 7-4-3. Yes, they are currently in a scoring slump. In fact, they are not playing their winning formula of possession game quite yet. Furthermore, the kids struggling a bit, and in ... Read More »

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