Otto Koivula: The Prospect Everyone is Talking About

Picture this. On the second day of the 2016 NHL draft, you get drafted by a team in the fourth round as a 17-year-old. During the 2016-17 season, you play top-six minutes in one of the top-tier leagues in the world, the SM-Liiga in Finland at the age of 18. Between your two seasons there, …

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Potential Forward Lines for Opening Night

We are halfway through the offseason, and the Islanders have been viewed as having one of the least productive offseasons in the NHL. After losing John Tavares to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Islanders went out and boosted up their forward core by re-acquiring Matt Martin as well as signing Valtteri Filppula, Jan Kovar, Leo …

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The Inevitable 2018 NHL Mock Draft

The Washington Capitals have won the Stanley Cup. Yes, I said it. Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Braden Holtby, and possible future Islanders Philip Grubauer, John Carlson, and Barry Trotz, have won the Stanley Cup, but, the Islanders have been celebrating in a different manner. Garth Snow and Doug Weight are gone. Well, partially. They will …

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Tavares, Management, Belmont is Just Part of the Isles’ Problem

Every New York Islanders fan is worrying about the same things: Weight, Snow, Tavares, Belmont. As an Islander fan who writes for this site, I hear many different opinions on all four of those situations, and I tend to disagree with many of them; however, the Islanders have more to do this offseason than worry …

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