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
In the first two months of the season, Bridgeport Sound Tigers forward and Islanders top prospect Kieffer Bellows had been struggling. Downgraded to the bottom-six with a team struggling on the ice, Bellows only had six points in the first two months of the season with a 14-game pointless streak from mid-October to late-November. Bellows … Continue reading Is Kieffer Bellows Breakout a Sign for a Promotion?
It has not been a great start for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Coming into last Saturday, they were 4-11-3-1 to open the season. Nonetheless, they persisted and won four straight games in a row. Bridgeport has been led by the reemergence of Kieffer Bellows who had two goals in the streak, Oliver Wahlstrom who had … Continue reading Sound Tigers Win Four Games In A Row Last Week
Coming off of the first tough stretch in a while for the New York Islanders, we have Thanksgiving to look forward to tonight. With Thanksgiving comes an array of food to choose from, just like the array of prospects the Islanders have this year. Here is the Islanders Prospect Update, as of 11/28/2019. Note: The … Continue reading Islanders Prospect Update: Thanksgiving Edition
Background In 2000, the New York Islanders and Bridgeport Sound Tigers were not a pairing. But Roy Boe, along with a group of investors and the city of Bridgeport, set up a plan to build an 8,500 seat arena located next to the city's already three-year old ballpark. Part of that plan was to attract … Continue reading Is Hockey In Bridgeport Dying For The Sound Tigers?
For a team with high hopes coming this season, this is not the start that Brent Thompson and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers wanted. In the first month of the season, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers have gone 1-5-3 to open the season, including five straight losses to close out the month. This is the worst start … Continue reading Sound Tigers Struggling While Islanders Thrive
Yesterday, we ranked tiers four and five in the Islanders Prospect Pyramid. Welcome back for tiers one, two and three! Tier Three: These players have a high ceiling with the potential to make an impact. The first player is Ilya Sorokin. Sorokin, 24, is continuing to dominate the KHL. He has an 8-1-1 record with … Continue reading New York Islanders Prospect Pyramid: Tiers 1-3
Back in 2016, a man by the name of Steve "Dangle" Glynn (you may have heard of him) took the first step to breaking away from the stereotypical prospect rankings. What he introduced was called "The Prospect Pyramid", which breaks down the prospects in a team's system into "tiers" rather than an arbitrary ranking. With … Continue reading New York Islanders Prospect Pyramid: Tiers 4-5
Tanner Fritz exemplifies perseverance and hard-work. Last year was his fifth-year after being undrafted and signed from The Ohio State University to the Sound Tigers roster. He initially played for their ECHL affiliate in Kansas City where he earned a call up to Bridgeport in 2016, and impressed during the playoffs. He got a full contract … Continue reading Tanner Fritz Is Ready to Make a Comeback
The name Joshua Ho-Sang is one that is infamous on the New York Islanders. And his journey through the NHL has not been an easy one. When Ho-Sang was first drafted, fans were elated to have the young rookie on their team, a player known for his dangles, stick moves, goals and assists. He was … Continue reading Joshua Ho-Sang: Shape up or Ship Out