Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Islanders Game #1 Recap

The Islanders Opening Night started against the Dallas Stars. The Islanders had a sell out crowd. Hopeful for the 2010-2011 season to end in postseason. The game started off with Rick DiPietro in net. It was his first Opening Night start since 2007-2008. The Stars took an early lead in the first period, 2-0. The Islanders got a goal back in the 2nd, Wiznieski's goal. But quickly gave it back. But Doug Weight scored to get the score to 3-2. The 3rd period then was underway.

The Islanders fell behind again 4-2, but somehow with a goal from Blake Comeou got it back to 4-3. Again, soon the Islanders had a powerplay goal, and on a shot from Matt Moulson tied the game up!

The Islanders then went to Overtime, down 4-3 on men, but kept it where it was. Then they went to the shootout

DiPietro didn't do bad on the shootout, but The Islanders didn't score later, and soon lost 5-4 in the shootout, ending the 2nd straight opening night game at home losing in a shootout.

VOTE YES! August 1st


Click on the link to see the video I created to support the new arena. Please all Nassau County residents, VOTE YES!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Please be sure to enjoy this site!

The Islanders are currently in the off season, but that doesn't mean there wont be updates! Every day, this site will have a look back at the 2010-2011 season for the Islanders. Every day will list a new game, up to Opening Night 2011-2012. Tomorrow will start the recap of last season, Opening Night Islanders vs. Stars

Islanders411 is now under new ownership

Islanders411 has been taken over by Kenny Cari. Kenny is a heavy film maker, also an Islanders season ticket holder. Kenny will update the site with videos and new news resulting around the Islanders

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Gandler And Snow "Still Talking"

As first reported by SovSport, then by Katie Strang, multiple reports indicate that former Islanders captain Alexei Yashin and his agent are in negotiations with Islanders GM Garth Snow about a possible return to the Islanders.

I contacted Yashin's agent, Mark Gandler and asked if Snow and him are still negotiating, as the latest news was on Friday.

He replied to me via email:

"Yes, we're talking"

Do I think Yashin will be signed shortly? Yes.

The reason for Yashin's potential return? Blake Comeau is being shopped, as first reported by BDGallof.

More to come...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Islanders411 Is Back!

Islanders411, after being down since January, is back up and running! It will be going through major construction in the next few weeks. If you are interested in writing for Islanders411, please contact me. The best way is to reach me on Twitter @Islanders411, as when the site was down, it wiped out my email to the site as well. The old link used to be Islanders411.com, but the server that hosted it was down and now it is back to it's origional URL, www.isles411.blogspot.com. That should change in the next few weeks back to Islanders411, though.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Even with the Islanders' recent struggles in the 2010-11, some of the youngsters have proven a lot and produced a great amount of points through the difficult times.

In this piece, I will grade all of the Isles' forwards from A-F.

Josh Bailey: Josh is a very talented winger for the Islanders, but hasn't proven much this season. After being sent down to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, he recorded quite amount of points which led to the Isles calling him back up. Since being back on the Island, he only has three goals. Bailey's going to have to prove a lot more to stick around next season. C

Blake Comeau: Comeau brings a great amount of size and physical play to the Islanders team, and doesn't let the youngsters get pushed around. He can also put the puck in the net when a goal's needed, but he's in a scoring slump as of late. Only time will tell if Blake will be in an Isles uniform next year. C+

Trevor Gillies: Trevor, a fan favorite, brings great energy to the game and doesn't back down from anything. The problem is, he's having trouble producing which causes him to sit in the press box most of the season. If he goes to the net and works hard, the goals will come. D

Michael Grabner: For a guy that was picked up off waivers in the beginning of the season, Grabner isn't bad at all. His 15 goals show why he was picked to participate in the skills competition at the 2011 All Star Game. A

Zenon Konopka: Just like Gillies, Konopka brings great energy to the atmosphere and can get physical at times. He has an outstanding face off percentage, and his only disadvantage is scoring some goals. B

Matt Martin: After being called up from Bridgeport in late October, Martin put a few pucks in the net and earned himself some fights. As of late, he hasn't been producing much or getting into scraps, but he's a great fore checker in which case the Isles need. C

Matt Moulson: The former 30 goal scorer has 17 goals on the season, one away from his buddy John Tavares. Moulson gets in the dirty areas and can certainly put pucks in the back of the net, but the question remains: Will he be traded? A

Frans Nielsen: Nielsen only has five goals this season, but it doesn't matter to him or his coaching staff. He's been listed as a "play maker" thus far in the season as he kills penalties, gets the puck to the net, and sets up great plays. Scoring doesn't matter to him, what matters is giving the team a chance to win every night, and Frans does that. B-

PA Parenteau: For a former AHL'er and third liner on the Rangers, Parenteau shows that he belongs on this Islander team. From playing physical to setting up plays and scoring, PA brings it all. A-

Rob Schremp: Rob has a great set of hands, and it comes in handy at times. But with only seven goals, Schremp's going to have to prove more than his hands to get him a spot on the Isles roster next season. C

John Tavares: Tavares has great hand eye coordination, and can make some great plays. His lack of skating fast effects him at times, but he can definitely light the lamp as he leads the team with 18 goals. A+

* = Not listed due to number of games played:

Kyle Okposo*
Trent Hunter*
Jeremy Colliton*