Brock Nelson Continues To Shine & Other News

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Brock impressive in Worlds: Photo by G. Harding - Isles Talk

Brock impressive in Worlds: Photo by G. Harding – Isles Talk

Waiting for Halak

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Since May 1st, the Isles fans have had little to discuss but the possibility of signing this 29-year-old goaltender.

But I guess it's better than discussing the possible dissapointment of some Isles prospects.

It's only MAY.  I can't imagine what we're all going to be like come August!

The Bridge Report: Class of 2014 Review

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It's the fans turn to speak.

It’s the fans turn to speak.

Some would like to call themselves a cautious optimist when it comes to being an AHL fan, you never know what could happen with players being promoted, but if there were a description of a Bridgeport Sound Tigers fan, it’s this perfect quote from Mike Cresiski: 

A fan that knows the ins and outs of hockey, loves to see kids develop into NHL players and enjoys the close interaction with the team.

Deal or No Deal? And More

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Some news from around the net while I was away from my computer and a Congrats to Griffin Reinhart on his championship win.

Here's also hoping that Rob Schremp gets his championship ring back. 

Happy Monday!

Random Thoughts of The Past Week

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And then there were four.

And then there were four.

Getting away from the Islanders ownership for a moment (Probably two), I wanted to go over the teams that had ended their playoffs this past week and see how it affects the Islanders in some way, if any. But…..

Islanders Top Shelf : 5/18/14

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Another day, another rumor. Wait, that’s not how the line is supposed to go….Yesterday, Islanders country was rocked with what another set of ‘source’ detail revealed about the ongoing sale talks of the New York hockey team from Charles Wang to Andrew Barroway.

B.D Gallof, via Twitter, made the revelation about noon EST when he claimed his sources have told him that Barroway has promised the potential investors he has lined up the team will remain at or close to the cap floor, at least initially, to maximize return on their investment.

New York Islanders – A Franchise For Sale?

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It has been rumored that New York Islanders owner Charles Wang is listening to offers for a potential sale of the team. Today, Sports Business Journal columnist Chris Botta has reported that Wang and Philadelphia lawyer and hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway have an understanding with each other for Wang to sell the team to […]

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Islanders Top Shelf : 5/17/14

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images (4)Why is this man smiling? Consider this. You have owned a National Hockey League team for 14 years and done so with hockey being at the bottom of the priority list. Your business investment has not done well in total valuation or on year to year profit and loss statements due to a horrendous lease deal with your home arena. A Philadelphia lawyer desperate to get into the sports ownership business comes along and offers you more than the franchise is valued, giving you a chance to recoup some losses and get out before it turns your hair completely gray.

Islanders : Triantaphilisms – 10 Things I Think I Think 5/16/14

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Jack Capuano Isn’t Worst Case Scenario For New York Islanders

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Earlier this offseason,  the New York Islanders announced that embattled head coach Jack Capuano would be returning for yet another season as the head coach of the Islanders. This moves comes to many fans and critics of the team as a very questionable move by Islander GM Garth Snow. Capuano hasn’t exactly done much to […]

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Step Away From The Ledge

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A face every Isles fan wants to love.

A face every Isles fan wants to love.

Literally a couple of days ago, former New York Islanders PR master and current Sports Business Journal writer Chris Botta commented on the  SBJ/SBD’s weekly NHL Wrap-Around podcast that a deal with Islanders Owner Charles Wang and prospective buyer Andrew Barroway have an understanding on the purchase price of the Islanders. Continuing his report Botta spoke this gem about Barroway:

Islanders Top Shelf: 5/16/14

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JohnTavares_croppedOther than some budding sale “rumors” and the state of John Tavares not much has been happening around the Islanders recently.

There is some news regarding the potential selling of the team, as current candidate for the job of owner Andrew Barroway now has a set price to acquire the team. According to Chris Botta of Sports Business Journal, Wang is now looking for 400 million dollars for a majority stake of his team.

Barroway does not have that type of money yet, and he’ll need some investors to come up with that kind of money, which could take quite some time.

A Class Act: Are Our Expectations Of NHL Players Too High?

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If there’s one thing NHL fans like to hang their hat on, it’s that their beloved players are “class acts.” And, in many cases, they are.

Islanders Top Shelf : 5/15/14

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The man you see to your left is what Islanders fans are clamoring for. But before you get too excited, remember the two failed bids to own the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils.

Remember that he is still extremely short on capital and cash required to meet what is now being reported as close to 400mm in order to push Charles Wang out the door and own the New York Islanders.

Why Hasn’t Halak Signed?

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NHL: Stadium Series-Press ConferenceIt’s been a while since the Islanders announced that they had acquired goalie Jaroslav Halak from the Washington Capitals. Many Islanders fans have been patiently waiting for Islanders General Manager Garth Snow to offer up a contract and get the whole signing process done and over with. So here are a few reasons, in my opinion, why Halak has not signed yet:

The Bridge Report: Lankow Signs; Thunder Lose

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john-perssonFrom Bridgeport Sound Tigers:

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers announced today that Chris Langkow has agreed to terms on a one-year, American Hockey League contract.

Langkow, 24, recorded 20 points (five goals, 15 assists) in 64 games with the Sound Tigers last season. The Vegreville, AB, native added nine points (two goals, seven assists) in 11 games with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL.

Islanders Top Shelf: 5/14/14

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Isles Talk 2013-14 Report Card: Paul Kreischer

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Isles talk Logo FinalI got lazy and copied my colleague John’s format, but the writing is of my own. I was considered very lenient and gave a big “curve” during my mid-season grading of this team, however, with the season over, it’s time for a reality check. Break out the red ink.

• Kyle Okposo: Grade, A – Would’ve gotten an A+ had he made the Olympics but he silenced the Isles critics by posting career numbers and became a Dad this year. Nuff said.

Reinhart, Oil Kings WHL Champs

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When the Islanders sent 2012 first round pick and future defenseman Griffin Reinhart back down to Juniors to play for the Edmonton Oil Kings, some were not too sure if it was a good choice. When the injuries to Lubomir Visnovsky and Brian Strait occurred soon after, that decision arose again. No doubt Griffin Reinhart was not happy about getting sent down without even getting in a single game, but to spend another year in Juniors with a team that had lost 10 players to graduation did not help matters. The Edmonton Oil Kings were not favored to go deep in this years playoffs according to Oil Kings head coach Derek Laxdal.

Islanders Have Problems On Defense : Good Ones

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