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
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
As we near the NHL Draft and free agency, the Islanders fan base doesn’t have a clear picture of GM Lou Lamoriello’s plan for the short-term future. Most called this season an evaluation year for the Islanders, as no one could have predicted what direction the Islanders were headed 11 months ago. Rather shockingly, the … Continue reading What’s the Plan For the Islanders Second Line Center?
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
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
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
Preview: The 2018-19 season has arrived from the Islanders! Tonight, the Islanders travel to Carolina to play Calvin de Haan and the Hurricanes in the first game of the season for both teams. It will the first game for the New York Islanders without John Tavares on the roster since the 2008-09 season before Tavares … Continue reading Week Preview 10/4-10/10
The Islanders have not shown up to play defense in a while, allowing over 40+ shots on a regular basis. Although the Islanders have not made it easy on us fans, they still find themselves only one point out of a playoff spot, and just five points out of second place in the division. The … Continue reading Drive 4 Five Game of the Month: Islanders at Sabres