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

Sky Is the Limit for Devon Toews

The New York Islanders struck gold last season after calling up 25-year old Devon Toews up from the AHL. Toews went on to become one of the most effective players for the New York Islanders right away, as he played a major impact in the team's dominant play in January and throughout the remainder of … Continue reading Sky Is the Limit for Devon Toews

Success Means More to the Islanders Now More Then Ever

The year is 1983 and the New York Islanders are on the brink of clinching their fourth straight Stanley Cup. If you went around the NHL and asked every player if they would like to play on the Islanders over any other team, yeses would reign supreme. Now things are different. The Islanders for the … Continue reading Success Means More to the Islanders Now More Then Ever

Islanders Have to Deal With Adversity for First Time in Postseason

After winning four straight games to sweep the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Islanders find themselves in a situation they haven't been in so far these playoffs.  The Isles are in a 1-0 series deficit and are looking to tie it on home ice Sunday.  Sure, the playoffs are young, and the Islanders have been through adversity … Continue reading Islanders Have to Deal With Adversity for First Time in Postseason

Both Greiss and Lehner Making Cases to Start Game 1

The Islanders are back in the playoffs for the first time since they bowed out in the second round to the Lightning in 2016.  A lot has changed since then.  The Islanders have a very different first line.  John Tavares, Frans Nielsen, and Kyle Okposo have moved on.  Their defense includes 4 first or second … Continue reading Both Greiss and Lehner Making Cases to Start Game 1

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

Michael Dal Colle’s Wild 2018-19 Season

Michael Dal Colle started the season in Bridgeport for his fourth straight season. The potential of him turning from the 5th overall pick in the 2014 draft to a career AHLer was very possible, but Dal Colle made sure that his career wouldn't be labeled as a "bust." The twenty-two year old had an amazing … Continue reading Michael Dal Colle’s Wild 2018-19 Season

The Islanders Are Back and Better Than Ever

The energy is palpable. Hempstead Turnpike is rocking like it is the 1980s, all thanks the New York Islanders. Sitting at first place in the Metropolitan Division with 72 points, the Islanders are silently making a worst-to-first turnaround, shocking even the most loyal of fans. Robin Lehner (17-8-4) and Thomas Greiss (16-8-2) have combined to … Continue reading The Islanders Are Back and Better Than Ever

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