Issues from Last Season Beginning to Reappear

After an 8-4-1 start to the season that put the Islanders atop the Metropolitan Division, fans began to make plans for a parade in June. However, the Islanders have returned to reality and are starting to look like the team we saw last year. Now, this is certainly not a surprise. In fact, the biggest …

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Anders Lee Named 15th Captain in Islanders History

Hours prior to the season opener against the Carolina Hurricanes, head coach Barry Trotz had some special news for Anders Lee. In the middle of a team meeting, Trotz told Lee, and the rest of the team, that he would serve as the 15th captain in franchise history. The team's previous captain, who shall remain …

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The Islanders Must Make a Decision on Eberle and Lee Before the Trade Deadline to Avoid Another July 1st Nightmare

It's no secret to Islanders fans that what happened to the team this past July 1st when franchise player John Tavares walked away for nothing to fulfill a "childhood dream" can never happen again. It's also no secret to Islanders fans that Anders Lee and Jordan Eberle will both be UFAs this summer. The difference …

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Three Players Who Could Have a Breakout Season

With 'Pajama Boy' leaving the Islanders for his hometown Maple Leafs, the Isles will need other guys to step up in a big way. Let's take a look at a few players who I feel have the potential to have a breakout season: Brock Nelson Islanders fans have been getting frustrated with Brock Nelson for …

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Free Agent Targets for the Isles at Every Position

The Islanders will have a lot to do this offseason. Obviously, we all know the number one priority will be re-signing captain John Tavares, who will be a UFA on July 1st. But other than that, let's take a look at some potential targets for the Isles during free agency, and who could be a …

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Hiring Lou Lamoriello is a Must for the Isles

The New York Islanders have a really good opportunity to boost their front office. Lou Lamoriello was stripped of his GM title in Toronto and named a Senior Advisor. It has been reported that Lamoriello would much rather a GM job somewhere else. Enter the New York Islanders. As reported by many, the Isles seem …

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Sound Tigers Eliminated From Playoff Contention

After an up and down season, the Isles’ minor league affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers have been officially eliminated from playoff contention after a 4-2 loss to the Providence Bruins. With many of Bridgeport’s best players such as Tanner Fritz, Sebastian Aho, and Christopher Gibson playing in the NHL for an extended period of time, it …

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Drive 4 Five Game of the Month: Islanders at Sabres

The Islanders have not shown up to play defense in a while, allowing over 40+ shots on a regular basis. Although the Islanders have not made it easy on us fans, they still find themselves only one point out of a playoff spot, and just five points out of second place in the division. The …

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