Chris McNally

  • joined Jan 24, 2011
  • last login Jul 29, 2014
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User Blog

Let's Make a Deal: Trade Bailey or Trade Grabner?


With an excess of forwards and a desire to add another defenseman, Garth Snow is looking to make a deal. Here is a detailed look at his most probable two trade chips.

Can you spell 2014 Islanders without Anders?


A few key free agent signings and a few more veteran returnees could spell a trip to the AHL for Anders Lee in 2014-15

By All Means, Let's Talk About the Goaltending


Garth Snow went into the offseason needing to make an upgrade to the Islanders goaltending situation. And that is exactly what he did.

Isles Choose C's Schempp, Sutter With Final Picks

The Islanders ended the 2014 NHL draft by selecting a center and a re-entry with family ties.

Isles Select G Soderstrom, D Toews in 4th Round

The Islanders continued to hoard goalies with their first 4th round pick and select a familar name with their second.

Islanders Trade 65th, Select Goalie Sorokin at 78

The Islanders used one of two third round picks, filling a huge organizational hole with the selection, and trading the other to Florida.

Islanders Make Trade, Select Josh Ho-Sang

Garth Snow tries a little more late night magic and takes a flier on Ho-Sang.

Islanders Forgo Trade, Select Michael Dal Colle

Instead of trading their first round pick they instead select the impressive LW from Oshawa.

Isles 2014 NHL Draft: The Present or the Future?

To trade or not to trade? That's always been the question.

Everything You Need To Know About The 5th Pick


The Islanders have a recent history with the fifth overall pick in the NHL Draft. Here is a deeper look into the draft position's complete history.

Back to the Future: Isles '09 Draft, 5 Years Later


After a stinker of a season landed the Islanders the first pick in every round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, the overall results of the Isles draft class are still a mixed bag.

Okposo, Bailey Near Exclusive Isles 400 Games Club

Not many forwards have heard their names called on draft day by the New York Islanders and later found themselves playing a 400th game in an Isles jersey. By season's end, the short list may grow...

Things Isles Fans Can Look For To Close 2013-14

A nice return at the trade deadline and the playoffs may be crossed off the list, but there still are a few things Islanders fans can hope for before the 2013-14 season ends.

Flames 4 (EN), Islanders 2: Situation Normal


Islanders return to the status quo: Find themselves trailing by two goals, come back and tie the score, and inevitably lose the game to a team they should've beaten.

3 Trades That Make Us Hopeful about an A-Mac Deal


If you want to gauge Andrew MacDonald's value at the trade deadline, you need only look to three 2013 deadline deals for the Islanders possible return.

Islanders Season Started and Ended vs Metropolitan

If you want an explanation as to why the Islanders will miss the playoffs for the sixth time in seven seasons, you can start by looking at their performance inside the Metropolitan division.

Rangers Fans' Chants Fail to Make the Grade


When you loudly mock the opposing team, you want your barbs to sting. But Rangers fans' attempts just leave Islanders fans with puzzled looks on their faces.

A Look Into a Night of Islanders Shift Management

Some fans have a problem with how Jack Capuano and the Islanders deploy their forward lines. This is a look into how Capuano actually used the forwards for one night.

TB 3, Isles 2 (SO): Why We Can't Have Nice Things


3.9 seconds away from victory. For the Islanders, that's plenty of time to give the game away.

How Quick Does Your Team Give Up Answering Goals?


In the NHL it is important to keep the other team off the scoreboard after you score a goal of your own. Some teams do it well, others do not.

Au Revoir: 3 Players Who Should Leave the Island


As November blues continue into December, it's time Garth Snow sends a few long time Islanders packing.

Caps 3, Isles 2: Isles Get Shorthand of the Stick


The Islanders played a better game and finally found themselves leading a game. But just like the last time they were winning a game, it didn't last long.

Detroit 5, Islanders 0: 10 Things I Hate About You


The Islanders lost once again, and not surprisingly, in the same exact ways they've managed to lose most of their other games this month

Islanders Need Goals from Grabner


The New York Islanders need their lightning-fast forward to start doing what their paying him to do, score goals.

Recap: Isles 5, Sens 4 (SO)- Shots Galore!

The Islanders played a roller coaster of a game and in the end found themselves with a win in Ottawa

Note to the NHL: Fix the Point System


When the point value of an NHL game varies on a game-by-game basis and certain losing teams are actually rewarded for their loss, it may be time for the league to revisit the point scoring system.

Could 2013-14's Starting Goalie be a Snow FA Gem?


With possible acquisitions dwindling at the goaltender position, could Garth Snow be thinking of looking for another hidden gem in the Free Agent market?

Reach, or Target? Snow Drafts against the Grain


Islanders General Manager Garth Snow has proven over six years that he has only one draft strategy...make sure you get your man!

Trade the Isles Top Pick? Not This Year


The Islanders could benefit from adding an established NHL player in a trade, but may want to think twice about using their first round pick this year to do so.

Good Riddance?: Five Islanders Headed Towards UFA


The Islanders could lose up to 7 players via unrestricted free agency next week, and that may not exactly be a bad thing.

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