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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 »

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 »

IslesBeat Good Reads: Trade Rumors Edition

  Adrian Dater has been doing some great pieces on Bleacher Report. This one about decisions and trade options that Colorado must consider is no different. Note: Iginla told Dater he would not approve of any trade this season (has NMC). So sounds like those Iginla NHL rumors are a lot of malarky, since they are completely ignorant of this glaring ... 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 »

IslesBeat’s Good Reads – Ice Girls Goeth, ESPN’s NHL Fantasy Sports top 300, and Cody Franson to Sabres?

The UFA pool gets smaller and smaller with puck moving defensemen. Ehrhoff signs in LA for peanuts on a 1-year deal. Now Cody Franson might be getting a 2-year deal from the Buffalo Sabres.   Puck Daddy on what NHLers are taught/told about Rape and Domestic Violence   Travis Yost with a good piece on TSN about Individual Point Percentages and ... Read More »

IslesBeat’s Good Reads – Monday Morning Edition

The excellent Stu Hackel with a piece for the Hockey News on the NY Islanders unique deal with Barclays. In this is why, as I have said for months, that the business end/Barclays has NO say in the Hockey Operations nor will it have any effect or pressure on the team. Isles get guaranteed revenue.   THN has an excellent & ... Read More »

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