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Point Blank Podcast: Trading Up

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.

Duration: 00:39:03

Point Blank Podcast: Anders Lee calls in

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!

Duration: 00:28:03

Point Blank Podcast: Brendan Burke calls in

Brian Compton and Mike Carver discuss John Tavares' hamstring injury, Jaroslav Halak's resurgence, and the team's knack for coming up small in certain games. Later, the TV voice of the Isles, Brendan Burke, calls into the show to give his take on Josh Ho-Sang, the goaltending drama, and the future of Doug Weight.

Duration: 00:26:51

Point Blank Podcast: The Hamster Wheel

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 calls in to talk about the failing power play and Garth Snow's decision-making since the end of last season.

Duration: 00:24:21

Point Blank Podcast: Live from Studio 66!

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.

Duration: 00:26:22

Point Blank Podcast: *Takes breath* Arena Update

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.

Duration: 00:30:19

Point Blank Podcast: Tavares and Twitter

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.

Duration: 00:24:54

Point Blank Plus: Button on Julien, Weight, Playoff race

More's Brian Compton chats with TSN's Craig Button about the prospects of Claude Julien becoming Islanders head coach, Doug Weight's influence on the team, and the Isles' place in the playoff race.

Duration: 00:04:30

Islanders Point Blank Podcast: Hell No to Hartford

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.

Duration: 00:27:12

Point Blank Podcast: Fantasy Land

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.

Duration: 00:26:27

Point Blank Podcast Alive and Well!

Brian Compton and Mike Carver take the podcast to Facebook Live for the very first time! The guys discuss Doug Weight’s successful debut as head coach, Thomas Greiss and JF Berube’s outstanding play in goal, and John Tavares’ resurgence. Later, Brian and Mike take questions from Twitter and Facebook focusing mainly on the search for a new head coach and president, while also answering questions on Anders Lee and Andrew Ladd.

Duration: 00:31:58

Point Blank Podcast: Jack Capuano Fired

Brian Compton and Mike Carver are back for an emergency podcast after the Islanders fired head coach Jack Capuano on Tuesday. The guys talk about what led to the change, and their thoughts on Doug Weight taking over behind the bench. Later, Elliotte Friedman of SportsNet calls in (9:00) to discuss the Capuano firing, as well as Garth Snow and John Tavares’ future with the organization, and the new owners, Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin.

Duration: 00:30:06

Garth Snow discusses Jack Capuano firing

Islanders GM Garth Snow discusses the firing of head coach Jack Capuano.

Duration: 00:12:56

Point Blank Podcast: Leddy for Duchene?

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.

Duration: 00:30:50

Point Blank Podcast: Brendan Burke calls in

Brian Compton and Mike Carver are back with their first show of 2017, and this year is, well, pretty much the same as the last. The guys discuss the departure of Jaroslav Halak and Jack Capuano’s perplexing decisions behind the bench. Later, Isles TV voice Brendan Burke calls in to talk about the return of JF Berube, the emergence of Andrew Ladd, and his thoughts on his first season as the Islanders' play-by-play man.

Duration: 00:28:34

Point Blank Podcast: The Karate Kid calls in

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.

Duration: 00:31:30

Islanders Point Blank Podcast: Season Slipping and Ch-Ch-Changes?

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.

Duration: 00:32:23

Point Blank Podcast: Picking Up Steam

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.

Duration: 00:28:37

Point Blank Podcast: Strome sits…again

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.

Duration: 00:30:48

Islanders Point Blank Podcast: Votes of Non-Confidence

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.

Duration: 00:31:39

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