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ISLESBEAT PRESENTS – NHL Trade Primer

  The NHL is not a computer game. Many team hockey operations lament that fans tend to have an unrealistic sense of how things work thanks to hockey games like EA Sports NHL Hockey. 1. Here’s a tip that you need to ALWAYS remember: All GM’s want to make their teams better.  2. Salary present and future matters big time. ... 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 »

IslesBeats Good Reads: Top Hockey Prospects Edition

The hole Patrick Kane is in is getting deeper.   Cory Pronman has his Top 100 Prospects for 2015-2016. (Need an ESPN Insider account for access) Some tidbits (aka: the NY Islanders are all over his list): Anthony Barzal is #13: “…Barzal is an electric offensive talent whose puck skills, hockey IQ and agility all get very high grades. He ... Read More »

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