Islanders Conclude First Week of Season 1-3-0

The Islanders proved people wrong last season. Going into the season, it was obvious they were going to have to do it again. Coming into the season, there were minor changes to the roster. The Islanders signed Semyon Varlamov from the Colorado Avalanche to a four-year contract on July 1. Two months later, the Islanders … Continue reading Islanders Conclude First Week of Season 1-3-0

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Game of the Month 10/4/19: Capitals @ Islanders Preview

The day has finally come! The Islanders 2019-20 season begins tonight as they will host the Washington Capitals at the Nassau Coliseum. The Islanders had a solid preseason, but let's be real here, preseason doesn't matter.  In fact, two seasons ago, the Islanders went undefeated in the preseason and ended up missing the playoffs. What … Continue reading Game of the Month 10/4/19: Capitals @ Islanders Preview

Islanders Keep “Captain Loyalty” Anders Lee

The New York Islanders almost had the same scare from the hysteria of July 1, 2018 this offseason with Anders Lee. Anders Lee has been a member of the Islanders since the 2012-13 season. He was named the 15th captain of the New York Islanders back in the beginning of the 2018-19 season due to … Continue reading Islanders Keep “Captain Loyalty” Anders Lee

Islanders Acquire Valuable Depth in Derick Brassard Signing

It was clear after the Islanders were eliminated from the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs that third line center Valterri Filppula would not return to the team.  What wasn't clear was who would replace him. The Islanders were 22nd in NHL GF/GP last season, the second lowest among playoff teams.  Dallas was the other team, finishing … Continue reading Islanders Acquire Valuable Depth in Derick Brassard Signing

7 Thoughts: Free Agency Took An Interesting, Unexpected Turn

1. The Islanders need to have one arena to call home and not two. Not only is it weird for the fans and the players, but it hurts the Islanders appeal for free agents, and that was seen with Panarin signing with the Rangers. The appeal of Manhattan and the city drove him to leave … Continue reading 7 Thoughts: Free Agency Took An Interesting, Unexpected Turn

Game of the Month in Review: John Tavares Returns

For the entire season, I picked a game that I thought would be the best game of the month.  In those games, the Islanders went 6-1-0 against teams like the Maple Leafs (2x), Devils, Capitals, Blue Jackets, Sharks and Penguins. Let's take a trip down memory lane and review the game of the season. Out … Continue reading Game of the Month in Review: John Tavares Returns

2018-2019 Potential Islanders Award Winners

With only a handful of games remaining in the 2018-2019 season, the National Hockey League (NHL) has started distributing ballots for writers, general managers (GMs), and members of the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) to vote for players who they believe should win awards such as the Hart Memorial Trophy, The Ted Lindsey Trophy, The … Continue reading 2018-2019 Potential Islanders Award Winners

New York Islanders Future Free Agency Frenzy

The New York Islanders have a big dilemma coming soon. The more time that passes, the more questions and concerns arise, as the Islanders still have eight UFAs heading into the dreaded day of Jul. 1. The group of eight players who do not have contracts headed into the 2019-2020 season are Anders Lee, Jordan Eberle, … Continue reading New York Islanders Future Free Agency Frenzy