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“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 »

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 »

IslesBeat Good Reads – Hump Day Edition

Happy Hump Day, folks. We here at IslesBeat have hit some technical issues on this week’s podcast. In the meantime, here are some good reads around the NHL Blogosphere…. NHL The Vancouver Canucks have made some very odd moves this summer. None of them very good. SpectorsHockey goes through the rumors on the rest of the available UFAs. The Hockey Writers ... Read More »

IslesBeat Good Reads – Cap Crunch and Josh Bailey Edition

There will be an ongoing theme of concerns across the blogosphere as writers astutely pinpoint problems for many teams at the cap ceiling. With the cap no longer going upward, the expanding waistlines of cap ceiling teams will now have problems. If not now…. soon.   KuklasKorner on how the NY Rangers are going to feel the squeeze as cap ... Read More »