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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 »

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 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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