Brian Compton and Mike Carver bid farewell in the final Point Blank Podcast. The guys look back at a wild week in Islanders Country, discussing the Jordan Eberle-Ryan Strome deal, the rumors surrounding Matt Duchene, Travis Hamonic's trade to Calgary, and the expansion draft deal to protect the team's forwards.
Brian Compton and Mike Carver are ready to wrap the season, and are joined by Islanders forward Anders Lee for a chat about all things Isles. Later, Brian and Mike do a deep dive into the official announcement that Doug Weight is the head coach, what needs to happen in the offseason, and the dirty pool which is more arena talk!
Brian Compton and Mike Carver are not happy after two dreadful losses to the Bruins and Predators. The guys discuss the team's lack of energy, their inability to win at home, and the absence of Ryan Pulock. Later, Dan Rosen of NHL.com calls in to talk about the failing power play and Garth Snow's decision-making since the end of last season.
Brian Compton and Mike Carver are in SNY’s brand new studio for a brand new edition of the Islanders Point Blank Podcast. The guys discuss the vaunted - and so far successful - 9-game road trip, the debut of Josh Ho-Sang, the silly controversy around his number, and the impact Thomas Greiss has on the ice. Plus, Joe McDonald of ESPN calls in to look back at the trade deadline and the likelihood of Matt Duchene being dealt this summer.
Brian Compton, Mike Carver, and special guest Andy Graziano of Islanders Point Blank discuss the Isles' strong start to their road trip, the prognosis of Cal Clutterbuck, and the latest in arena news. Later, with the trade deadline fast approaching, the guys debate whether Garth Snow should acquire Avalanche center Matt Duchene.
Brian Compton and Mike Carver discuss the Islanders' lousy loss to the Maple Leafs, and speaking of Toronto, the guys react to the awful column calling out Isles' management on their apparent lack of support of John Tavares. Plus, the guys take to Twitter to answer questions from fans.
Brian Compton and Mike Carver are paying compliments this week on the Point Blank Podcast as the guys praise the play of Brock Nelson, Ryan Strome, and Josh Bailey. Plus, Isles radio voice Chris King calls in to discuss the team's emerging forwards, the difference in the locker room since Doug Weight took over, and the firing of Claude Julien. Then, later in the show, Brian and Mike begrudgingly talk about the Hartford rumors.
Brian Compton and Mike Carver react to another Islanders victory, this time over the Washington Capitals. The guys discuss the impressive play of Andrew Ladd and Thomas Greiss, who just signed a brand new three-year deal. Later, Robert Brodsky of Newsday calls in to discuss the ongoing arena issues.
Brian Compton and Mike Carver are a little more optimistic this week after a dominant performance in Boston. The guys discuss the impressive play of goaltender Thomas Greiss and captain John Tavares, and react to Larry Brooks' article on a trade proposal between Colorado and the Isles. Later, Islanders Point Blank senior columnist Andy Graziano calls in to talk about Anthony Beauvillier and Josh Bailey.
Brian Compton and Mike Carver aren't fooled by an Islanders win at Boston on Tuesday night. The guys heap praise on Thomas Greiss and Anders Lee, while watching the team get outshot, outhit, and outplayed the past couple of weeks. Later, star of The Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio, calls in to discuss his bobblehead giveaway on Friday night and growing up as an Islanders fan.
Brian Compton and Mike Carver are watching the season slip away from the Islanders, and they’re left wondering if Jack Capuano will back up his “changes” talk with any actual changes. Brian Erni from Islanders Point Blank also joins the show, as the crew discusses uncertainty in goal, uncertainty in line combinations, and an uncertain future in Brooklyn / Long Island / wherever. Yes, there’s also some Belmont Park talk.
Brian Compton and Mike Carver are elated (for the most part) over Tuesday night's win over the Rangers. The guys discuss Halak's superb performance in net and the Isles' perfect penalty kill. Later, the podcast finally hears directly from its listeners as Brian and Mike respond to voicemails about Scott Mayfield, Andrew Ladd, and Garth Snow.
Brian Compton and Mike Carver are back with another depression-filled podcast filled with some of our old favorites: Ryan Strome’s benching, late-game losses, and rumors of a change that will never come true. Plus, Arthur Staple of Newsday calls in to the fun for his take on the team, and his thoughts on the likelihood of the Islanders reaching out to former Panthers head coach, Gerard Gallant.
Brian Compton and Mike Carver have little to be thankful for from the Islanders, as the season looks almost lost before Thanksgiving. They talk about Garth Snow speaking up and giving out votes of confidence, potential trade partners, and the ongoing mess with in goal. Christian Arnold from Islanders Insight also calls in to talk about everything going on, and what will go down in the weeks ahead.
Brian Compton and Mike Carver are at wits end as they discuss everything that’s gone wrong with this year’s Isles. The guys take their frustrations out on head coach Jack Capuano and general manager Garth Snow, the trio of Ryan Strome, Brock Nelson, and Anders Lee, and leave a little left for free agent signees, Jason Chimera and Andrew Ladd. Later, Dan Saraceni of Lighthouse Hockey calls the show to explains what he would do shake up the team.
Brian Compton and Mike Carver take the knives out in this episode as the guys lament on the failures of last week, including Jack Capuano’s coaching decisions, the continuing struggles from Lee, Strome, and Nelson, and the one looming issue in net. Later, EJ Hradek of the NHL Network calls in to discuss Capuano’s future with the team and Garth Snow’s offseason moves.
Brian Compton and Mike Carver finally have something to (mostly) cheer about as the Isles’ beat up on the lowly Maple Leafs. The guys sing the praises of Shane Prince and Casey Cizikas, while continuing to beat the drum on the three goaltenders situation. Later, Gene Principe of SportsNet up in Canada calls in to discuss the upstart Edmonton Oilers, who the Isles face later in the week.
Brian Compton and Mike Carver look back at the Isles’ victories over Arizona and Minnesota at the Barlays Center. And, speaking of Barclays, the guys touch on the ice issues plaguing the team. Plus, Sydney Esiason joins the show to discuss how she and former Islander Matt Martin are adjusting to Toronto, and her plans for the trip home on Sunday. Later, Brian and Mike discuss losing Ryan Pulock, and the importance of having Dennis Seidenberg.