Semyon Varlamov: A Welcomed Addition to Long Island

After Robin Lehner left the Islanders following an electric year last season, a hole was left for the Islanders. Dreams of Ilya Sorokin coming over for this season were bleak, however, Lou Lamoriello knows a thing or two about getting goalies for teams that need them. The Isles big goaltender acquisition was signing former Colorado … Continue reading Semyon Varlamov: A Welcomed Addition to Long Island

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Kyle Turris and Two Other Players Islanders Should Target

The New York Islanders have been one of the most exciting and successful teams early in the 2019-20 NHL season, but there always will be room for improvement especially for a team looking to make a deep run this April. The Islanders aren't a bad team or necessarily in need of anything at this exact moment, but here are … Continue reading Kyle Turris and Two Other Players Islanders Should Target

Islanders Are More Than John Tavares’ Old Team

The underdog role is no stranger to the Islanders, as for the past two years expectations were minimal after losing John Tavares to the Maple Leafs in free agency. Even after last year, when the Islanders surprised fans alike when they made the playoffs, going into this year, again, nothing was expected. The Islanders were … Continue reading Islanders Are More Than John Tavares’ Old Team

Should the Islanders Pursue Taylor Hall?

Taylor Hall is available and the Islanders are reportedly interested. But should they be? The Islanders would be an attractive destination for Hall. He has familiarity with the Islanders playing close by in Newark. He has his good buddy in Jordan Eberle locked up for multiple years. And the biggest attraction, the new arena at … Continue reading Should the Islanders Pursue Taylor Hall?

Drive 4 Five Podcast: Episode 1 with Bill Skehan

We have returned. In the age of podcasts, Drive 4 Five is back with a newly-revamped show made by the fans, for the fans called the Drive 4 Five Podcast. Hosted by Will Wiegelman, this show will feature appearances from Drive 4 Five writers and exclusive interviews with special guests. For the first episode, Will … Continue reading Drive 4 Five Podcast: Episode 1 with Bill Skehan

November New York Islanders Monthly Report

Thanksgiving is gone and so is November. This month, the New York Islanders extended their point streak to historic lengths before losing it on a California road trip. Brocktober was extended while Beauvember was in full swing as Brock Nelson and Anthony Beauvillier led the offense. New York went 9-2-2 this month and sits second … Continue reading November New York Islanders Monthly Report

Islanders Blank Blue Jackets in Must-Win Game

Over the past week, the Islanders fell to the San Jose Sharks 2-1 in overtime, were shutout 3-0 by the Anaheim Ducks and were blanked 4-1 by the Los Angeles Kings. On the California road trip, the Islanders never found their legs or had any puck luck. For the first time in a long time, … Continue reading Islanders Blank Blue Jackets in Must-Win Game

Lou Lamoriello Perfectly Combining Luck and Skill

Luck and skill are two very different things. Lou Lamoriello has both. After leaving the Toronto Maple Leafs in early 2018, Lamoriello has show a keen ability to acquire talent while getting lucky along the way. It all started with Barry Trotz. Trotz had just won a Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals and was … Continue reading Lou Lamoriello Perfectly Combining Luck and Skill

Robin Lehner Showing Candidness Rarely Seen in NHL

Robin Lehner has a special place in the hearts of Islanders fans and the feeling is mutual. “Islanders fans, we have a little bit of a special bond, it’s not hockey related,” Lehner told a group of Blackhawks reporters at morning skate in Chicago Monday. “The bond I have with the Islanders fans, in my … Continue reading Robin Lehner Showing Candidness Rarely Seen in NHL

How Similar is a College Hockey Fans’ Experience to an NHL Fan Section?

Hockey. One of the most intense sports on the planet. Unlike most other sports, you play on a surface that is not grass or turf, but ice. You don't run, you skate 200 feet, back and forth. You don't wear cleats, you wear hockey skates. In hockey, there is a lot different than other sports, … Continue reading How Similar is a College Hockey Fans’ Experience to an NHL Fan Section?