Chad Johnson – Isles new goaltender

View From Section 317's picture

As per SportsNet.ca, the Islanders have signed Chad Johnson, the former Boston goaltender for the upcoming season.

Johnson was 17-4-3 for the Bruins last season with a GAG of 2.10.  The following information is from Wikipedia:

Isles Get TJ BRennan

View From Section 317's picture

On another team, in another organization, the 25-year-old would probably be blasting one-timers from the point in the NHL. But this year, no matter how loudly he knocked, the door never opened.The Isles have signed Toronto Marlies defenseman TJ Brennan to a deal.

The AHL All Star scored 25 goals and 47 assists for the Marlies last season.  The Moorestown NJ native is 25 years old, and will be the offensive defenseman that the Islanders will need.

Matt Donovan – you better work your butt off – you have competition.

Deep Holes, Hard to Fill Update 12:25 pm

7th Woman's picture

HockeyBuzz.com - Dee Karl - Deep Holes, Hard to Fill Update 12:25 pm

Daughter is very happy.

Signings have started and Chad Johnson had a "sick" season last year.

Hockey from the Blind Side, Blind Observations About the Draft

View From Section 317's picture

Well, it’s here and gone. With all of the build up, the 2014 NHL draft ended yesterday.

What was a surprise to me was the lack of any real surprises. I was expected a lot more trade activity, and that included the Islanders. And I’m not talking about swapping draft selections either. There were few trades at all, and Florida, as I suspected, held on to their first round pick.

So, when the smoke cleared, Garth Snow stayed the course and did his best to pick players he felt will move this team towards a championship. I was honestly surprised that there was no major trade with that pick, but I am usually wrong in my predictions when it comes to the Islanders anyway. That’s why I never win at gambling ….

Analyzing The Draft

View From Section 317's picture
To call or not to call?

Successful draft for the Isles

The second round came and went for the Islanders and they secured some long term player who, like many, still need time do develop, not to mention getting another “boom or bust pick” at number 200, but if patience is preached could bold very well for the Islanders. I’ll go each player right now.

 

 

 

Islanders make waves at NHL Draft, Select Dal Colle, Ho-Sang

Islanders Optimism's picture
The Islanders selected Joshua Ho-Sang with the No. 28 overall pick. (NHLI via Getty Images)

Garth Snow – Howard Beale… Similarities anyone?

View From Section 317's picture

draft

If you remember the movie, “Network”, Peter Finch, the actor that portrayed Howard Beale, the crazed news anchor who muttered a phrase that will be forever be a momentum getter at NHL arenas.  He did not use a ‘curse word’ but his antics remind me of someone at the NHL draft last night.

Isles Score Big With Dal Colle & Ho-Sang

View From Section 317's picture
With the 5th pick....

With the 5th pick….

Draft Party Disappointment

View From Section 317's picture

draftTonight’s draft party was a major success.  The Islanders got the pick that they wanted Michael Dal Colle.

Also at the party, there were some players that came to sign some autographs for fans.

My experience with the autographs wasn’t so pleasant. While I was giving blood at the party Eric Boulton was present to sign autograph before people donated blood. Ryan Strome, Anders Lee and Calvin DeHann were up on the concourse signing autographs. That is not why I’m writing this blog.

The point of this blog is to get something off my chest. While I was walking around the party, I noticed that there was a section cut off for “VIP”.  I didn’t know that there would be a “VIP” section at a Draft Party.

With The 5th Overall Pick, Isles Select…..

View From Section 317's picture
With the 5th pick....

With the 5th pick….

New York Islanders Top Draft Options

Islanders Insight's picture

With the 5th pick in the draft this upcoming Friday GM Garth Snow and the New York Islanders have many options. Does he use the pick to draft a player or trade the pick for a player that can help the team in the immediate future? Here are options I think the Islanders should explore with the […]

New York Islanders Top Draft Options - Eyes On Isles - Eyes On Isles - A New York Islanders Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Isles Talk Draft Preview: Michael Dal Colle

View From Section 317's picture
Could he be the next Islander?

Could he be the next Islander?

How Today’s “Free Agency” Affects The Draft

View From Section 317's picture
To call or not to call?

To call or not to call?

Today is something new that it was mentioned but that most fans may not have remembered. Due to a new rule in the CBA, GM’s are allowed to talk to RFA’s and UFA’s starting now. This has never happened before and this is why the Islanders were so quick to try to move Dan Boyle for anything the last week or so.

 

 

From Michael Russo:

Isles Talk Draft Preview: Nikolaj Ehlers

View From Section 317's picture
Grabner with consistency. Imagine that?!

Grabner with consistency. Imagine that?!

As we get down to the final two prospect this week, You’ll be hearing a lot of rumors between now and draft day. Take them all with a grain of salt. One person who is making rumors fly as far as moving up in the draft is Nikolaj Ehlers. He has gone from a top 15 pick to a possible top 7 pick in a very short time. Lot’s of talk that the Winnipeg Jets & Vancouver Canucks really want this prospect. Why is that? Glad you asked.

 

 

Name: Nikolaj Ehlers

Position: Right Wing

Height: 5’11″

Weight: 162lbs

League: QMJHL

Isles Talk Draft Preview: Leon Draisaitl

View From Section 317's picture
leon

If Draisaitl fell to 5th, would be very enticing for a few teams to move up for him.

It would be completely unprofessional and wrong of me if I did my own report on possible top 4 pick Leon Draisaitl when my colleague Paige did an exceptional one already. Draisaitl is, as she advertised. A good scorer, enough to be called “Germany’s Gretzky” and uses the body well to block opponents.

 

 

 

Player: Leon Draisaitl

Position: Center

Height: 6’2″

Weight: 208lbs

League: WHL

DOB: 10.27.1995

ISS: 6 CSS: 4

Style comparison: Henrik Seden

Isles 2014-15 Schedule

View From Section 317's picture

isleslogoHere is the schedule…..

 

Sports Talk 1240 On the Air tonight – HockeyTheme

View From Section 317's picture

ST1240_143Yes, I am still here.  Been spending the bulk of my time, looking for a job.  But I am still watching over the site, and have a chance to give some opinions.

Yes, I was THRILLED that the Kings won the cup last week.  My wife has been playfully tortured by our Ranger fan friends because the Blueshirts captured the Cup on her birthday (June 14th).  This season, the Kings scored their victory in game 5 less than an hour after the beginning of June 14th.  So in our thoughts, they cancel out.

Isles Talk Draft Preview: William Nylander

View From Section 317's picture
Could William be as good as his dad?

Could William be as good as his dad?

Add another son to this draft preview. Michael Nylander, former NHL player, most notably on the Washington Capitals now has his son, William entering the NHL draft. If you take a look at William’s numbers, don’t be deceived because he was a 17 year old playing against men. Like his father, he has the potential to play for a long time in the NHL, but like some of the others past Dal Colle in the number 5 slot, Nylander has some work to do.

 

 

Name: William Nylander

Position: Center/Right Wing/Left Wing

Height: 5’11″

Isles Talk Draft Preview: Sam Bennett

View From Section 317's picture
No Pull up's, no problem.

No pull up’s, no problem.

The other “Sam” in this years draft is sniper Sam Bennet. Bennet along with Sam Rinehart and Aaron Ekblad have been the consistent 1-2-3 in this draft order, so when a team selects any of these players, it really won’t matter what order as these picks will be of a team preference. A member of the gold medal winning Team Canada in the World Juniors and Ivan Hlinka Tournament, Bennet has all the makings of a future star. Unlike his 2 other Canada teammates, Bennet may require a little more time, especially in the physical maturity department.

Name: Sam Bennet

Position: Center

Isles Talk Draft Preview: Sam Reinhart

View From Section 317's picture
The Brothers Reinhart?You never know.

The Brothers Reinhart? You never know.

He’s arguably the best player available in the draft. He’s also Islanders future top defenseman Griffin’s little brother. He’s Sam Reinhart. Sam captained Team Canada to the under-18 IIHF World Championships Gold Medal and racked up 105 points in 60 games in Juniors this year. If the Florida Panthers wanted a forward with the first overall pick, Reinhart is that player. He and defenseman Aaron Ekblad are the top 2 players in this draft and are in a League of their own.

 

Name: Sam Reinhart

Syndicate content