New York Islanders 2009-10 Season Preview

Have the Islanders fortunes changed with the drafting of super prospect, John Tavares? Have they managed to overcome any of their Atlantic division rivals? Can they stay healthy? Answers to these questions and more after the jump as we preview the 2009-10 New York Islanders.

Posted by David Minuk in Columns,New York Islanders,Season Previews on September 19, 2009

Dion Phaneuf’s Hit on Kyle Okposo

I did not mention this in the morning papers, but if you missed it last night, Dion Phaneuf absolutely cleaned the clock of Kyle Okposo at the Saddledome.  This hit does not surprise me, even if it is pre-season, considering I saw Phaneuf take a similar run at then Coyote–Daniel Carcillo in a pre-season game […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Calgary Flames,New York Islanders on September 18, 2009

On the Beat: Looking into your Cristobal

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Playoff teams: All three of Erik Cole, Scott Walker and Tuomo Ruutu missed practice today.  Don’t worry Caniacs, all three are expected to play tomorrow. Tim Sassone has some concerns about Cristobal Huet being the Hawks’ starting netminder next season.  Huet certainly didn’t inspire confidence with yesterday’s […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Boston Bruins,Carolina Hurricanes,Chicago Blackhawks,Montreal Canadiens,New York Islanders,On the Beat on May 25, 2009

On the Beat: Brian Campbell under fire

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Playoff teams Brian Campbell is getting roasted this morning.  I still don’t understand how Campbell can say that he would make the same move on the ice again?  It was a poor decision and led to the game-winning goal?  Maybe he’s just stubborn. The Penguins have been […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Boston Bruins,Chicago Blackhawks,New York Islanders,On the Beat,Pittsburgh Penguins on May 20, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Tuesday Edition): Drury has apparent hand injury, Habs miss Markov and Shero saved Pittsburgh’s season

Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Montreal Canadiens (8) Michael Ryder stuck it to his old team yesterday at the Bell Centre.  Boston did miss Milan Lucic, but Byron Bitz did a terrific job filling in.  For all intents and purposes, this series is now over. The Habs had their chances last night but they […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Atlantic Division,Boston Bruins,Carolina Hurricanes,Eastern Conference,Montreal Canadiens,New Jersey Devils,New York Islanders,NHL Morning Papers,Northeast Division,Philadelphia Flyers,Pittsburgh Penguins,Southeast Division,Teams,Washington Capitals on April 21, 2009

On the Beat: Antoine Vermette promoted to top line, new lines in St. Louis and Tavares the third best prospect?

I’ve been away the past few days, but I’m back with the regular On the Beat and the Morning Papers tomorrow. For now, here’s what beat writers are saying this afternoon: Here is the lineup the Bruins expect to roll out for tonight’s game in Montreal.  Bitz, while not the player Lucic is, brings many […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Boston Bruins,Buffalo Sabres,Calgary Flames,Montreal Canadiens,New York Islanders,New York Rangers,On the Beat,San Jose Sharks,St.Louis Blues,Washington Capitals on April 20, 2009

Sunday Scores

    FINAL T         FINAL T   Detroit  0          St. Louis  1   Chicago  3          Colorado  0  Game Scoresheet       Game Scoresheet Game Threads:       Game Threads: Winging it in Mowtown Second City Hockey        St. Louis […]

Posted by David Minuk in Boston Bruins,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Colorado Avalanche,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,Game Report,General NHL,New York Islanders,New York Rangers,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Philadelphia Flyers,St.Louis Blues,Teams,Western Conference on April 12, 2009