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LESS THAN ZERO – How The NY Islanders Season Blew To Bits

  This season was Doug Weight’s first as head coach where he was able to install his own system. This singular sentence really answers how the 2017-18 season blew-out.   Yes, there are other factors, but in the end, the one constant above all others is that this system failed. Furthermore, Doug Weight’s first year as coach was a succession ... Read More »

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 »


    No matter how you slice and dice it, Sakic and the Avalanche’s handling of Matt Duchene is a prime example of how not to handle a player and trade situation. Now those who still wait with bated breath for Duchene to land on the NY Islanders… don’t.   Per source, that chance is less than 1%   The ... Read More »

The Battle Between Jack Capuano and Garth Snow

  A GM who builds his team based on analytics best practices and drafts conducted by their Director of Analytics since 2006 is bound to piss off an old-time coach eventually. When the pressure built last season there were rumblings of a discord between Capuano and internal staff. There was also blowback from players on Capuano’s methods. Overall, most veteran ... 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 »

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