Should the NHL Introduce An “NHL Players Weekend”

The NHL has grown seen recent growth in popularity over the years, coming in at a whopping total of 5.33 million viewers in last season's Stanley Cup match-up between the Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues. The NHL is known for not being the best at marketing some of their superstars, but have started … Continue reading Should the NHL Introduce An “NHL Players Weekend”

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Barry Trotz Making Mathew Barzal Learn the Hard Way

Accountability. It's a word we all wanted to hear for so long when discussing this team in the past, but with coaches like Doug Weight and Jack Capuano, along with the poor leadership of former GM Garth Snow, it simply never happened. Mathew Barzal is an example of how this has changed. Now that Barry … Continue reading Barry Trotz Making Mathew Barzal Learn the Hard Way

Is the NHL All-Star Game in Need of a Change?

It is that time of year again! Every last weekend in January, some of the NHL’s brightest stars gather in one of the NHL's 31 cities to participate in the NHL All-Star Game. The All-Star Game is the only time during the year that you get to see the best players from all over the … Continue reading Is the NHL All-Star Game in Need of a Change?

Islanders Start the All-Star Break off on a Positive Note

The New York Islanders went into Tuesday night's game against the New York Rangers coming off of a couple tough losses to swallow. Within nine days, the Islanders and Rangers faced off three times. During the first game, the Islanders struggled to keep up with the Rangers and lost 6-2. The Rangers then visited the … Continue reading Islanders Start the All-Star Break off on a Positive Note

Islanders Prospect Update: All-Star Edition

Heading into the NHL All-Star Break, the New York Islanders have been struggling in some important games. The Islanders' top prospects, however, have not been struggling. Here is the Islanders' prospect update heading into the NHL All-Star Break. Note: The players are listed in the league that they are currently playing in, not the highest … Continue reading Islanders Prospect Update: All-Star Edition

Looking Back at an Important Day

When it comes to Garth Snow's tenure as General Manager of the New York Islanders, there were many things that he did that Islanders fans, and hockey fans, in general, had a reaction to. Ranging from the good (Reinhart for Barzal and Beauvillier, Eberle for Strome), to the bad (DiPietro's 15-year contract, Ryan Smyth), to … Continue reading Looking Back at an Important Day

The Danbury Hat Tricks: Bridgeport’s Unknown Competitor

  The Danbury Hat Tricks have an interesting history. On Dec. 29, 2009, Herm Sorcher walked to the podium in his green tie alongside several other partners which included his father, Lawrence. That day, it was announced that Sorcher would be bringing back true professional hockey to the small city of Danbury, Connecticut with the … Continue reading The Danbury Hat Tricks: Bridgeport’s Unknown Competitor

An Onside Look at Offside Tavern

Recently, I decided to make a trip into Manhattan to visit a part of Islanders' country right in the heart of Ranger town. By now, most Islanders fans have heard of the location I went to. The bar Offside Tavern has become a viral sensation between their commercial on MSG network shown on a regular … Continue reading An Onside Look at Offside Tavern

The Decade Ahead

Another decade of hockey has come and gone. For the Islanders, it was one of the best decades in recent memory. They found their head coach of the future in Barry Trotz, cornerstone franchise players such as Mat Barzal, Anders Lee and Ryan Pulock, and won their first playoff series in 23 years when they … Continue reading The Decade Ahead

Game of the Month Recap: 1/16/20 Rangers 3-Islanders 2

Heartbreaking is the best way to describe how this game went for the Islanders.  A great 2-2 game with under two minutes to go looked like it needed overtime.  But a questionable penalty cost the Isles their revenge against their rivals. The Breakdown The Isles came out hard, this time dominating the Rangers for the … Continue reading Game of the Month Recap: 1/16/20 Rangers 3-Islanders 2