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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 »

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 »

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 »

30 Thoughts: BD on the NY Islanders

  Elliotte Friedman has been a must-read and must-follow for all hockey fans for years. His “30 Thoughts” blogs on Sportsnet, and his work as a hockey insider and reporter for their national NHL coverage and Hockey Night in Canada is a gold-standard. With the Islanders in a bit of free-fall, a fair amount of fan panic, disappointment, and a thick ... Read More »

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