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
At around this time last season, the Islanders were pronounced dead by almost everybody. They had just lost their franchise player and only made a few small, subtle moves to try to add depth. But the Islanders would go on and over-achieve their way into the second seed in the Metropolitan Division and a second … Continue reading My Way Too Early Season Predictions
A year ago, the Islanders lost John Tavares. This afternoon, the Islanders missed out on Artemi Panarin. Failure is a feeling Islanders fans know quite well, but today's news provoked was a unique feeling like no other. A farce was fallen for, and the Islanders will be left scrambling with nothing to fall back upon. … Continue reading Feelings of Heartbreak, Agony and Defeat Recirculate on July 1
It is time. July 1 is here. The NHL has its eyes set on where free agent Artemi Panarin will land. The leading teams that are in the mix seem to be the Florida Panthers, New York Rangers, and New York Islanders, with the Islanders actually emerging as the favorite. But could Panarin's decision on … Continue reading Artemi Panarin’s Free Agency Decision Has Enormous Implications
Over half a year after the departure of John Tavares, the Islanders faithful are hoping for a more successful free agency period this coming July. One player who could be up for grabs is Columbus winger Artemi Panarin, whose contract expires at the end of this season. Although many teams desire to sign him if … Continue reading Do the Islanders Have a Shot at Artemi Panarin?