Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
The NYI Booster Club has a new Web Page.
Would Tim Thomas be the goalie that could help the Isles take the next step for the upcoming season? Even after sitting out a year? Should Isles just have tolled his contract into this season & paid him $5M or take the chance on signing him to a lower FA signing price. Or should the Isles just stick with Nabokov & avoid Thomas or work out a trade or watch waivers to add another goalie later in the season? I don't think Thomas is the short term answer for the Isles.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
As a fan, do you even want Nabokov playing in the Olympics? Sure, it would be a great way to stay sharp, but what about the additional chances for injury at age 38?
Christopher Triantafilis of Isles Optimism did such a great job on his article here, I had to rework my article written last night because they were so similar. I was only able to rework so much. Great minds ....
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Hickey's deal gives the Isles a low cost asset on D that could become more than just a stop gap signing. It's also a two year deal that will allow Reinhart or Pulock to finish developing as pros. With all the talent (Mayfield, Pedan, etc.) in the system, Hickey will have to shine to remain on the roster, but competition is a good thing.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Joel Rumpel has been busy since allowing a goal and has really tightened up and looked good for team Blue. Ryan Strome (1G 2A) rewards Rumpel off a Joey Diamond rebound and rips it past McAdam to take the lead 3-1. Halmo with some good offensive pressure, denied by Blue's defense. Joey Diamond and Ryan Strome leading sustained Blue pressure in the Orange zone. Orange gets a penalty shot, Beck goes low, blocker side and scores against Rumpel, 3-2 Blue. Thats the first penalty shot goal (1 of 5) of the game. Play resumes and Blue's Riley Whetmore puts it past McAdam to tie the score once again, 4-2. McAdam making his way to bench, recovers after turnover, no goal. Jason Clark puts another penalty shot behind McAdam, Blue up 5-2 with 1:40 remaining in the second half. Riley Whetmore scores an empty net goal, 6-2.
The Orange Bench by Mary McGuire Varrecchia of NYIHC.
Per Arthur Staple, "Strome's Blue team wins 6-2. Strome (1-2-3), Joey Diamond (1-1-2), Jason Clark (2G), Riley Wetmore (2G) lead way."
What can you say. Ryan Strome "is a Beast," as Dee Karl put it. Dalhuisen & Leduc went to war for their teams. The Lee, Nelson, Kabanov line looked amazing as did the D-Pairing of Reinhart, Pulock. Joey Diamond had a big night along with Burroughs, Camarata, Quine, Sundstrom and Victor Cruz- Rydberg. Jason Clark and Riley Whetmore impressed me as well while McAdam, Reiter and Joel Rumpel all stood tall and looked good against some talented shooters.
It was another entertaining prospect game and once again as the Isles improve, Isles fans should be excited. Some of these guys may be contributing sooner, rather than later.
In press release, Brooklyn Arena LLC makes it official: Brett Yormark and Co. control Isles' biz ops. Garth Snow's got the hockey.
Checkout Isles fan, Megan Reiff and listen to her talk Hockey.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Blue vs. Orange Scrimmage is tomorrow, July 11th @ 7pm at the NVMC. Details found here.
Streit:" I wanted to be on a team that really wants to win. The Flyers great tradition; it’s a hockey town. They have great fans."
Hmm. Sounds like thanks for nothing Isles Country.