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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 »

NY ISLANDERS: 10 Things Have We Learned In 31 Games

  The NY Islanders have played 31 games and accrued 41 points thus far, placing them 3rd in the Eastern Conference, and 4th overall in the NHL. Not too shabby, especially with all the faux dramatics that we have been forced to watch by fans on various social websites, media, message boards, and what-not. You’d have thought this was a ... Read More »

Welcome to the Travis Hamonic Trade Rumor Ride

There is a point with most trade rumor situations where things go a bit crazy. Rumors start to fly around… a lot of it incorrect. Why? GMs tend to use this time to float their own scenarios or their own considerations of trades down the line… using the Hamonic situation to judge fan reaction or to throw off items. Prime ... Read More »

BLACK FRIDAY DEAL COMING? Hamonic Sweepstakes Is Starting To Look Like a Mini-Trade Deadline That Is Coming Up Fast

    When Hamonic’s trade request first broke out it surprised many people, including myself. Per the Isles themselves: it certainly surprised his teammates.  Those I spoke to felt that it might take as long as the NHL trade deadline to move him. However, one day later, that tune changed. Evidently the publicizing of the Hamonic shopping has created a ... Read More »

IslesBeat Good Reads: Money And Consequences Edition

As we wait for the next Isles tilt versus the Nashville Predators, here are some stories around the NHL….   How bad money management and the repercussions of bad signings can haunt an NHL team. Elliotte Friedman analyzes the LA Kings and Mike Richards issues and settlement. Puck Daddy over the bad vibrations throughout the NHL from the Mike Richards & ... Read More »

The Brockalypse Is Coming: Will Brock Nelson Sign In Time?

The Brockalypse is coming as we come down to the wire for Brock Nelson to be signed before training camp (and being sat out for the season). To provide insurance, Garth Snow signed Stever Bernier to a PTO. Bernier is a 3rd line grinder. He can be a short-term power forward who also is capable on the penalty kill. Good energy player and ... Read More »

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