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IslesBlog Podcast: Isles Reporter for LIB Magazine and FiOS 1 News Long Island Matt Saidman

UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 02: Thomas Hickey #14 of the New York Islanders sends the puck in front of the net and scroes the winning goal at 3:06 of overtime against Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 2, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

In this edition of the IslesBlog Podcast, Joe Buono talks with Matt Saidman, Isles reporter for LIB Magazine and FiOS 1 News Long Island about Saturday’s blown 3-0 lead at home against the Blues, the reliable play of Thomas Hickey, the thinning blue line, unfounded trade rumors and more. Also, in “It Was Seen at the Coliseum” Tom de Luca looks back at an 8 goal night highlighted by a Zigmund Palffy Hat Trick.

Joe and Matt discuss:

  • Saturday’s frustrating loss at home vs the Blues
  • The steady and strong play of Thomas Hickey
  • Who’s more deserving of ice time? Brian Strait or Matt Donovan?
  • Griffin Reinhart unfounded trade rumors
  • The return of Michael Grabner and what it means for the roster
  • Ryan Strome and the “SNL” line continuing to get better
  • Chad Johnson needing to get back on track between the pipes
  • The upcoming match ups against Western Conference teams
  • The change in atmosphere at the Nassau Coliseum early in the season

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