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New York Islanders podcast hosted by Craig Dixon, The Isles are often forgotten in the diluted tri-state sports market where the Yankees, Knicks, Mets, Jets and Giants dominate the local airwaves. When the NHL comes up, the Rangers seem to be preferred topic of discussion. The Belmont Skates podcast hopes to bring you yet another voice for the underrepresented New York Islanders fan. Craig has been following the Islanders religiously for over 25 years and has attended over 250 NHL games in the Nassau Coliseum, Barclays Center, MSG, Prudential Center, Yankee Stadium.

Belmont Skates Islanders Podcast Craig Dixon

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New York Islanders podcast hosted by Craig Dixon, The Isles are often forgotten in the diluted tri-state sports market where the Yankees, Knicks, Mets, Jets and Giants dominate the local airwaves. When the NHL comes up, the Rangers seem to be preferred topic of discussion. The Belmont Skates podcast hopes to bring you yet another voice for the underrepresented New York Islanders fan. Craig has been following the Islanders religiously for over 25 years and has attended over 250 NHL games in the Nassau Coliseum, Barclays Center, MSG, Prudential Center, Yankee Stadium.

    2019-20 Isles Season Preview

    2019-20 Isles Season Preview

    Craig is back with season 2 of Belmont Skates where he talks offseason personnel moves, Josh Ho-Sang's trade request, media predictions and the news surrounding the construction of the new Belmont Arena.

    • 39 min
    Round 2: Isles vs. Hurricanes Preview

    Round 2: Isles vs. Hurricanes Preview

    Craig is back after a long layoff to preview the Islanders 2nd round match-up against the Carolina Hurricanes.  He breaks down every game of the 1st round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins and the top performers of the playoffs so far.  He also discusses the Canes' 7 game series win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals and what the Isles need to do to withstand the Hurricanes' offense.  Follow us on Twitter @BelmontSkates and like our Facebook page at BelmontSkates.

    • 35 min
    Playoffs Baby

    Playoffs Baby

    Islanders are officially heading to the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 3-1-0 finish to finish 2nd place in the Metro Division and will take on the Pittsburg Penguins in the 1st round.  In their first home-ice advantage since 1988, the Isles will take on the highly powered offense of Crosby, Malkin, Letang & Co.  Craig recaps the last 4 games of the regular season, talks about the Pens matchup, the 2013 Playoff Series, and predicts who will come out on top.  

    • 41 min
    Statement Win

    Statement Win

    Craig is back to break down the huge come-from-behind 5-4 win over the Winnipeg Jets and the other 8 games since the last episode.  He also discusses Oliver Wahlstrom's ELC, the long-term injuries to Andrew Ladd and Val Filppula, Tanner Fritz, the hot as hell 1st line, and the struggling 4th line, playoff outlook, and much

    • 46 min
    The Greiss is Right

    The Greiss is Right

    Craig is back after a two week layoff to discuss the Isles 4-4-0 stretch in which they lost sole possession of 1st place in the Metro division.  He offers his thoughts on John Tavares's return to the Nassau Coliseum, the injuries to Robin Lehner and Johnny Boychuk, the highlights and lowlights of the last 2 weeks, the infatuation with Tom Kuhnhackl and reluctance to place Andrew Ladd and Thomas Hickey in the lineup, Mat Barzal's recent struggles, and the rooting guide for playoff tiebreaker scenerios.  

    • 40 min
    Trade Deadline is Here!

    Trade Deadline is Here!

    Craig Dixon is back to discuss the NHL Trade Deadline on Monday...including recapping the trades that already have been made and whether the Isles should have made moves themselves, the Dennis Seidenberg overreaction, remaining trade targets that fit the Islanders needs, and more.  Craig also discusses the good and bad of the last 6 games, the playoff arena shuffle and the delays in the Belmont Arena project.

    • 42 min

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