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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 »

JOE SAKIC AND THE ART OF THE NO-DEAL

    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 »

IRON IS HOT WITH ISLES RUMORED TRADE TARGETS

“I have seen the face of God.” – Howard Beale, Network   We have all seen the blogs, tweets and rumors. The NY Islanders are one of the most active teams behind the scenes to land key needs or upgrades via trades. They look to be trying to land a wing AND a center. NOTE: Eberle is being cited as coming ... Read More »

ISLESBEAT Hockey Reality Primer To The Next Few Weeks

  Dismiss any name you have heard rumored to the NY Islanders.  Every time a player “appears” available, invariably, they are somehow connected to the Isles. This is just pure fan or writer fiction. Fans have a tendency to create their own scenarios… sadly, some actually blog about them… and then they become somehow then the expectation. Purely hypothetical fan-created ... Read More »

ISLES QUICK HITS

  The good and bad in the Isles coach hires New NHL vs old NHL is very clear on the Isles handing the yoke to Doug Weight and the subsequent assistant coaching hires of Luke Richardson and Scott Gomez. Richardson has upside. Richardson is someone with a long relationship with Doug Weight as a player and has been in the ... Read More »

Rocky Mountain Low For the Isles At The Trade Deadline

    There seemed to be only one prize that the NY Islanders coveted this past deadline. Just as I wrote back last summer, the Islanders have been very wary and trying to pick off a high-level talent that a team might find expendable or tradable due to other needs. This has really only occurred with two players. I’ve talked ... 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 »

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