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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The Lasting Mark of Garth Snow: The Andrew Ladd Contract

An exciting, hard-nosed Islanders team emerged from the ashes of what was the John Tavares-less squad last year. The surprise playoff berth was welcome to Islander fans as the team, under new management, soared to great heights and proved many doubters wrong. The cherries on the top were sweeping the Pittsburgh Penguins in the playoffs … Continue reading The Lasting Mark of Garth Snow: The Andrew Ladd Contract

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

Lou Lamoriello and the 2020 Offseason Conundrum

Early September is a weird time of year for hockey fans. We're far removed from the excitement of July 1 and still a month from seeing the Islanders step on the ice. However, it leaves plenty of time to speculate and forecast on this season and years to come. This article is going to focus … Continue reading Lou Lamoriello and the 2020 Offseason Conundrum

Why Andrew Ladd Deserves a Chance to Play on Mat Barzal’s Line

The New York Islanders suffered their first back to back losses this weekend, not including shootouts, since the middle of December. Andrew Ladd is once again healthy and looking to make an impact on the first place New York Islanders, a team that has lacked offensive production as of late. As Mat Barzal’s line continues to struggle, … Continue reading Why Andrew Ladd Deserves a Chance to Play on Mat Barzal’s Line

Game of the Month: Islanders @ Sharks 10/20/18 Game Preview

As we are only six games into the new NHL season, the 3-3-0 New York Islanders are wrapping up their annual California road trip tonight as they take on the San Jose Predators for the second and final time this year... we love you Butch! The last time the two teams met was on Columbus … Continue reading Game of the Month: Islanders @ Sharks 10/20/18 Game Preview

The Barn is Back, Baby!

Today was a special day not just for the Islanders, but for Drive 4 Five. I was at the Coliseum announcement today covering the events, and I was able to speak with Jon Ledecky, Brett Yormark, as well as other executives and journalists and ask them questions about the big move! When I arrived, I … Continue reading The Barn is Back, Baby!