2019 Offseason: A Bad Dream Compared to a Nightmare

If I asked Islanders fans what they thought of the current state of the team after the 2019 offseason, there would be a general trend towards concern. The Islanders, who were the favorites to land Russian super-star Artermi Panarin, lost out on him to the Rangers. Valtteri Filppula left the team to sign with the … Continue reading 2019 Offseason: A Bad Dream Compared to a Nightmare

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

Game of the Month 1/18/19: New York Islanders @ Washington Capitals Preview

Tonight, Barry Trotz makes his return to Washington, D.C. where he won his first Stanley Cup last year, as the Islanders take on the Capitals at 7:30pm.  Both teams have been very good lately and are sitting in the top-three of the Metropolitan Division. In their last 10 games, the Islanders have a record of 8-2-0 and … Continue reading Game of the Month 1/18/19: New York Islanders @ Washington Capitals Preview

The First Look at the Islanders Trade Deadline Options

The New York Islanders are on absolute fire, as they have won thirteen of their last sixteen and impressively defeated the best team in the NHL, the Tampa Bay Lightning. But, despite this recent success, questions are still lurking around the Islanders possibilities for the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline. Certainly, the Islanders will most likely not be … Continue reading The First Look at the Islanders Trade Deadline Options

Game of the Month 11/23/18: Islanders @ Devils Game Preview

The Islanders are coming off of two blowout losses, one against the Dallas Stars (6-2) and another against their rival, the New York Rangers (5-0).  Tonight, they look to rebound as they take on a struggling New Jersey Devils who are coming off of a 5-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens. Tonight will be the … Continue reading Game of the Month 11/23/18: Islanders @ Devils Game Preview