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IslesBlog Podcast: New York Times NHL writer Allan Kreda

Uniondale, N.Y. 1/19/15 Anders Lee #27 and Josh Bailey #12 of the New York Islanders celebrate a goal by Bailey in the second period as a Philadelphia Flyers defenseman stares down at the ice in an NHL hockey game at the Nassau Coliseum on January 19, 2015. (Paul J. Bereswill)

In the latest edition of the IslesBlog Podcast, Joe Buono and Tom de Luca are joined by New York Times NHL writer Allan Kreda. Allan reacts to the Islanders 7-4 matinee win over the Philadelphia Flyers heading into the All Star Break, John Tavares’ hot streak, the steady play of Nikolai Kulemin and tells us if he thinks the Isles can keep their lead in the Metropolitan Division. Later, Kreda offers his opinion on the “best fourth line ever,” Jaro Halak’s propensity to mishandle the puck and chats about his experience hanging out with the Blue and Orange Army in Section 329.

Joe, Tom and Allan discussed:

  • The Isles 15-2 record vs the Metropolitan Division
  • The solid and dependable play of Nikolai Kulemin
  • If Josh Bailey can stick on the top line
  • Don Cherry’s flattering comments about the Isles 4th line
  • Jaro Halak’s workload heading into the All Star Break
  • Allan’s feature story on Section 329
  • What improvements need to be made for the success to continue


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