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ISLESBEAT PRESENTS – An Isles Season Primer

  Welcome to one of the easier season previews in the last few years. Why? Because a coach/mindset is not in the way of a clear-cut vision and philosophy in how the players were drafted and skill-sets. With Doug Weight coaching, it is unimpeded. Kids are at the right time and showing they can/should remain.  After this preseason – Who ... 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 »

IslesBeats Good Reads: Top Hockey Prospects Edition

The hole Patrick Kane is in is getting deeper.   Cory Pronman has his Top 100 Prospects for 2015-2016. (Need an ESPN Insider account for access) Some tidbits (aka: the NY Islanders are all over his list): Anthony Barzal is #13: “…Barzal is an electric offensive talent whose puck skills, hockey IQ and agility all get very high grades. He ... Read More »

IslesBeat’s Good Reads – Blue and White Edition

The St. Louis Blues Tarasenko deal might just be another nail in the 5-6 million dollar fan fantasy contract for Kyle Okposo (who will also see a new contract in the 7 million per year range). However, Puck Daddy has a good piece on why Tarasenko’s contract is a bargain.  Why aren’t NHL stars scoring as much? Parity. Take a ... Read More »

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