With the regular season roster finalized, one particular New York Islander prospect has found his way into the main roster. Noah Dobson, quite possibly one of the most-hyped defensive prospects the NHL has seen in years, has made the jump from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Rouyn-Noranda Huskies to the main roster of the … Continue reading Is Rushing Noah Dobson a Good Idea?
Dear Alyse Zwick and Angelica Salem, Thank You. After the rumors came out that the Islanders had moved on from the both of you, fans came to your defense. It says something about the type of people that you both were to have such an outcry from fans in support of both of you. While … Continue reading Thank You Alyse Zwick and Angelica Salem
When the Montreal Canadiens offer sheeted Sebastian Aho, it shocked the hockey world. Should the Islanders follow in their footsteps? There are many reasons why the Islanders should send out an offer sheet to young Toronto Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner. The New York Islanders power play has not been at its greatest in the … Continue reading Mitch Marner and the Islanders: A Complicated yet Sensical Pairing
Every year towards the end of June, the NHL schedule is released. Fans are always excited to see when their team will be playing their rivals and other opponents. But for Islanders fans, it’s not just when, it’s where. Last year was the first year that the Islanders split time between the Barclays Center and … Continue reading Year #2 of Two Arenas
As Islanders fans, we know what it feels like to have our home ripped away. Nassau Coliseum, the birthplace of this franchise and a hockey holyland, was abandoned by the Islanders in favor of Barclays Center in 2015. Although they eventually returned to Nassau, those three seasons in Brooklyn were a dark time for a … Continue reading Will Belmont Park Be Able to Replace the Atmosphere of Nassau Coliseum?
There is absolutely no question fans prefer Nassau Coliseum over Barclays Center. On top of the fact that the Barclays Center is located in Brooklyn and is not easily accessible for the heart of the Islanders fan base in the suburbs on Long Island, the Barclays Center is not meant for hockey. It is meant for … Continue reading Has Barclays Center Been Holding the Islanders Back?
After splitting the regular season and the postseason at Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum, one fact is evident for the Islanders. They need their own arena. Brett Yorkmak, the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum was once quoted by stating that the Islanders are a "rent-a-team" and that they "never embraced … Continue reading Back to the Arena Debate: The Islanders Need Belmont Park
Home. A truly special thing, home is somewhere that one feels comfortable and at peace. But for the New York Islanders, that has been a complicated concept. When William Shea was tasked with bringing a franchise to Long Island, he founded the team that is known and loved across the area today. The supposed lifelong … Continue reading A Chronicle of Three Arenas: Why the Islanders Should Re-Analyze Their Arena Situation
December 1st, 2018. December 1st, 2018 is a day that will live in the history of the New York Islanders forever. The Islanders, who after 1,329 days away from home, returned to Long Island after spending the last two-plus seasons in Brooklyn. The Coliseum was packed. The arena was sold out, and with a capacity crowd, … Continue reading Barclays Center Could Emerge as Poisonous for Islanders
It's been over 2 years since the Isles played an important game at the Coliseum. Saturday begins a new chapter