Islanders New Year’s Resolution: Play Some Defense

John Tavares and Josh Bailey are tied for second in the league in scoring. The two of them and Anders Lee all have more points than Sidney Crosby. Mat Barzal is having an amazing rookie year and is surely one of the favorites to win the Calder. The offense is firing on all cylinders with …

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New York Islanders Goaltending: Solutions for a 45-Year Struggle

Jaroslav Halak is one of the top five goaltenders in New York Islanders history; that's a fact. Just look at the numbers. He owns the highest recorded save percentage of any Islander to play at least 20 games for the franchise. Believe it or not, Thomas Greiss is right behind Halak too. Only Wade Dubielewitz …

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Drive 4 Five Game of the Month: Jets vs. Islanders Pregame

The month of December has been far from pretty for the Islanders, as they have gone a brutal 3-6-1 in the first 10 games. Today, they have a chance to get a much needed win as the Winnipeg Jets come to Brooklyn. The Isles have been solid at home this year, but have started off …

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Michael Dal Colle Is Not a Bust…. Yet

Introduction In 2014, the New York Islanders selected Oshawa Generals superstar Michael Dal Colle with the 5th pick in the draft. Many people are now wondering why the Isles took Dal Colle, instead of some big names like Dylan Larkin, William Nylander, and David Pastrnak. While it's early, many say that this is one of …

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Andrew Ladd Has Been a Pleasant Surprise This Season

When the Isles signed Andrew Ladd in free agency before last season, everyone expected the best from the former captain of the Winnipeg Jets. However, it turned out that he didn’t score until the thirteenth game of the season. Ladd is known to be a “second-half” player, and ended up scoring 23 goals over the …

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Nikolay Kulemin’s Loss is Bigger Than You Think

The Islanders lost forward Nikolay Kulemin for the season, back on November 7th. In 13 games this season, he recorded just one goal and two assists, and had an even +/-. Many fans have stated that the Islanders don't even need him in the lineup, because they just look at the offensive stats. But that …

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