Tag Archives: new york islanders

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 »

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 »


“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 »


  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 »

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