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NHL PLAYOFFS ROUND 2: How To Ride The Lightning

  THINGS TO WATCH: First of all, Tampa’s top line is probably a bit more dangerous then Florida. They are different, though. They are small and fast. Their top line scores a vast majority of their goals. If the NY Islanders can contain them, then they will likely beat them. If they cannot, this will not be an easy time ... Read More »

Isles Win Game 1, Now Onto Game 2 TONIGHT

Looking at Game 1 Analytically last night was no banner game for the NY Islanders. But, as I cited in our last blog, these games are more about how a best player and goalie play as opposed to looking at the Corsi stats for players…. Which is why and what mattered in game 1. Best player and best goalie in ... Read More »

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 »

Reality Check – Barclays Vs The NY Islanders per the NY Post

  You’d think we would be talking about the Isles second half rise in possession play and their offense. We would be talking about the Isles and Halak… The true #1 goaltender… Big 1-0 win versus the persistent NJ Devils as the Eastern Conference tightens as we start the last lap of the season. Nope. Instead, we have to field ... Read More »

Does Brett Yormark’s Greatest Hits Keep On Coming?

  It’s been a learning curve for many Isles fans to deal with the change to Brooklyn, Barclay’s Arena, and even dealing with the tone-deafness of Barclay’s personnel, Security and Ticket Service. Yesterday, another potential Brett Yormark “special” came down the pike thanks to an interview with Sports Illustrated. This has led to many a fan reaction to his following wordage ... 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 »

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