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ISLES PLAYOFF TIME – Tale of the Tape Vs Florida Panthers

  The Islanders finished the regular season with 100 points, notching the century mark for the second time in two seasons. Next stop is Sunrise to take on the Atlantic Division Champion Florida Panthers today. Injuries continue to pile up for New York, headlined by starting goaltender Jaro Halak, with the first playoff victory in 23 seasons on the line. ... Read More »

NY Islanders Clinch Playoff Spot And Debate Begins

  The playoff clincher came in a fashion that did the heart good. The NY Islanders beat a team they couldn’t seem to beat all season, taking one from the Capitals in overtime, and sealing up at LEAST a Wild Card spot to this coming playoffs. Of course, this sets off a debate with some fans on who they would ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

REALITY CHECK On Barclays Center And The NY Islanders

  Reality Check will be a series, and next one will be on the NY Islanders season compared to last year. But first, we will tackle Barclays.   A few things have been rumored, alluded to, and quite out-of-whack with reality lately on Barclays Center this season. Whether it has been the over-hyped lower attendance (In Nassau, SMG & the ... 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 »

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 »

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