It's the Game 7 preview edition of the IslesBlog Podcast as Joe Buono and WFAN.com's Jeff Capellini react to the Islanders gritty and gutty 3-1 win over the Caps in Game 6 at the Nassau Coliseum. The two talk about Jack Capuano's latest juggling of the lines and if even more changes should be expected in Washington or Game 7.
Also, the steady play of the unlikely Donovan-Mayfield pairing, the scratching of Anders Lee and the lift Grabovski has given the team since his return. Plus, the Islanders struggling Power Play, not so struggling Penalty Kill, Halak's record in elimination games and the Capitals poor Game 7 history (especially at home).
In the playoffs edition of the IslesBlog Podast, Joe Buono is joined by Chris King, Islanders radio play by play voice on 88.7 FM WRHU. Kinger provides an update on Travis Hamonic's availability in the series and the latest on Matt Martin and Frans Nielsen's return to the lineup. Plus, what the likely line combinations are for Game 1 in Washington and how it may be between Michael Grabner and Tyler Kennedy for the final forward spot to start the series.
Later, Chris talks about the impact of losing home ice on the final night of the season and how the Islanders plan to slow down Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals Power Play. We also chat about Calvin de Haan's play Saturday night after being a healthy scratch for several games and how John Tavares found out he had lost the Art Ross Trophy.
Finally, Chris gives us his prediction for the Island
In the latest edition of the IslesBlog Podcast, Joe Buono chats with admitted Islanders bandwagon fan Kevin Clancy of Barstool Sports New York.
KFC explains the series of events that took him from hockey fan free agent to leader of the Isles bandwagon and his growing appreciation for the game of hockey. Later, KFC describes the good and bad reception he's received from #IslesTwitter, his relationship with Islanders players, the success of Barstool Islanders merchandise and how he's caught himself checking Isles scores while out at dinner this season.
Plus, KFC offers his thoughts on the Islanders move to Brooklyn, what an Isles-Rangers playoffs series would mean for Barstool Sports and how he's learned how smug and awful Rangers fans are.
In the latest edition of the IslesBlog Podcast, Joe Buono and Tom de Luca talk to The Shutdown Pair (Islanders Point Blank's Christian Arnold and Islanders Insight's Scott Charles) about the Isles snapping their 4 game losing streak in New Jersey, Jack Capuano's criticized motivational techniques and the battle for positioning in the Metropolitan Division.
Later, we discuss how many points it will take to earn home ice in the first round, Calvin de Haan being the latest healthy scratch and the reason's behind the team's scoring slump. Plus, Christian and Scott offer their opinions as to what first round opponents would be good and bad match ups for the Isles come April.
In the latest edition of the IslesBlog Podcast, Joe Buono talks with The Score's Justin Bourne following the Isles disappointing 2-1 loss to the Rangers at Nassau Coliseum. Justin explains why he is scared of a playoff series with the Blueshirts, shares his thoughts on Kyle Okposo's return and gives his opinion of Josh Bailey as a top line winger.
Later, the impact Nick Leddy's injury will have on the blue line, why the Islanders are going to be a delicious avocado and John Tavares' case for the Hart Trophy. Plus, Justin provides an update on his father Bob's health following his fall and offers his perspective on growing up at the Nassau Coliseum and the team's final season on Long Island.
MSG Network's Stan Fischler reacts to the Tyler Kennedy acquisition, the Johnson/Neuvirth Goalie Swap, Boychuk extension and more.
In the latest edition of the IslesBlog Podcast, Joe Buono catches up with former Islanders All-Star Mariusz Czerkawski.
Mariusz talks about the challenges playing in hockey in his home country posed in becoming the most decorative NHL player ever from Poland, being drafted by the Boston Bruins and making his debut late in the 1993-93 season.
Later, he describes his feelings being traded to Edmonton and later to the Islanders where he would break out and become an All-Star in 2000. Plus, his memories of the 2001-2002 season under Peter Laviolette, thoughts on the final year of the Coliseum and the impressive golf game he has found in retirement.
In the latest episode of the IslesBlog Podcast, Joe Buono talks with best selling author, columnist and former CBS Sports Radio host John Feinstein.
John explains why he gravitated towards the NHL's newest expansion franchise in 1972 and offers some of his favorite stories and memories from covering the Dynasty years. Later, John shares his interactions with Al Arbour and why he had such a profound impact on the players he coached. Plus, the difficulties of talking hockey on national radio, the Islanders-Rangers rivalry, Tavares as the face of New York sports and whether he will ever write a hockey book.
It’s Episode 9 of PTIsles, the only video-based Islanders roundtable on the interwebz. This week, Joe Buono, Connor Moire and Anthony Tartamella talk about the return of C-Mac to the lineup, his instant impact and whether or not he can stick on the Island when Cal Clutterbuck returns from injury.
Next, the guys debate how important or unimportant it is to finish in first place and reminisce fondly on the 2011 brawl between the Islanders and Penguins at the Coliseum with plenty of Michael Haley and Trevor Gillies references. Later, season tickets go on sale in Brooklyn. Are the team's marketing efforts on target? Plus, hear the Valentine's Day plans of a boyfriend, married man and single blogger.
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In the latest edition of the IslesBlog Podcast, Joe Buono and Tom deLuca chat with NHL.com writer/columnist/editor John Kreiser as the Islanders head back to the Nassau Coliseum for a 4 game home stand starting with the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday Night. Kreiser talks about Anders Lee's strong play, Brock Nelson's struggles and the latest problems on the penalty kill. Later, John shares his thoughts on if the Isles should make a move before the March 2nd trade deadline and if the team will be able to hold off the Pens, Rangers and Capitals in the Metropolitan Division.