Mike Carver

New Jersey Devils v New York Rangers

Keefe To The City: New York Hockey Chat

Neil Keefe is joined by Brian Monzo, Chris LoPresti and Mike Carver to talk about what happened at the NHL trade deadline, why Rick Nash wasn’t moved and what to expect from the Rangers down the stretch.


Evgeni Nabokov

Carver: Expect A Quiet Deadline Day For Islanders

As the Monday NHL trade deadline approaches, it’s starting to become clear what to expect from the Islanders on the trade front.

Not much of anything.


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Carver: Islanders Hanging Around

Before Toronto’s win last night in Edmonton, the Isles were 6 points out for the first time in two months. It’s quite a feat for them considering how miserable they were from mid October to late November. What led the charge back into contention?


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Carver: John Tavares Deserves To Be In Ottawa!

It’s time for Tavares to skate with the best in the game.


Dany Heatley #15 of the Minnesota Wild skates off the ice as the New York Islanders celebrate a win on December 17, 2011 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Islanders defeated the Wild 2-1 in a shootout. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Carver: Isles Are Road Warriors

For the first two months of the season, the Islanders couldn’t win on the road, but now their play away from home is saving their season. Mike Carver explains how the Islanders have turned it around on the road and how they have kept their season afloat.


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Carver: Are The Islanders Showing Signs Of Life?

A week ago the Islanders season was pretty much finished. They were already over 10 points out of a playoff spot and there was nothing this team was showing you that made you think they had anything left. I thought they were cooked. I was wrong.


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Carver: Islanders Send A Message To Okposo

Jack Capuano promised that some changes were coming. He decided to make his biggest shakeup of the season by sending fan favorite Kyle Okposo up to the press box in a suit.


Nino Niederreiter

Carver: Time For Islanders To Mix It Up

Mike Carver believes the last-place Islanders must makes changes now before their November slide turns into an avalanche.


San Jose Sharks v New York Islanders

Keefe To The City: Islanders Chat With Mike Carver

Mike Carver, Islanders blogger for WFAN.com, joined Neil Keefe to talk about the Islanders as they look to solve their early season scoring problems and figure out who to start in net.


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Carver: Islanders’ Goalie Puzzle Still Unsolved

As we turn the calendar to November, a full month has now passed in the Islanders season and the biggest question they had 4 weeks ago is more puzzling now than ever.


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Carver: Islanders’ Top Line Can’t Do It Alone

It’s time the 2nd, 3rd and 4th lines did some work. The John Tavares line and the power play can only get it done for so long. The Islanders are going to need some contributions from the rest of the squad if they are going to win games.


John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders scores at 11:47 of the second period against the New York Rangers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 15, 2011. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Carver’s Kick Saves: Season Of Hope Off To A Fast Start For Islanders

Maybe my expectations for the Islanders are a little higher than others. The bottom line is that the bar has been raised and if the opening home stand is any indication, it will continue to rise.



Carver’s Kick Saves: Islanders Are Crowded Between The Pipes

For the Islanders, the biggest question surrounding them since training camp opened will continue to follow them into the home opener on Saturday night. Who is the go to guy in the crease for a team so desperate for goaltending stability?