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REALITY CHECK: Garth Snow Has Been GM For 12 Years

“Snow has been GM for 12 years” – the usual fan quote.   True. He has. The problem that no one wants to see that there were 4 phases/mandates for Garth Snow to work under: PHASE 1: Took over from Neil Smith, had to deal with his vets and Milbury’s bare cupboard for 2 seasons before finally convincing Charles Wang ... Read More »

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 »

Who Will Be The Next NY Islanders Coach?

  When NHL punditry suggests coaching candidates, it seems like they pick them from a hat. Witness the latest names thrown as Isles candidates since Jack Capuano was fired on Tuesday. Nobody ever seems to bother to drill-down on best fits, pros and cons. So, I will.   Whether fans like it or not, NY Islanders GM Garth Snow looks like ... 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 »

IslesBeat Reality Check: The Upcoming Trade Deadline

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 »

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 »

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