Semyon Varlamov: A Welcomed Addition to Long Island

After Robin Lehner left the Islanders following an electric year last season, a hole was left for the Islanders. Dreams of Ilya Sorokin coming over for this season were bleak, however, Lou Lamoriello knows a thing or two about getting goalies for teams that need them. The Isles big goaltender acquisition was signing former Colorado … Continue reading Semyon Varlamov: A Welcomed Addition to Long Island

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Thomas Greiss-Semyon Varlamov Rotation Working Well for Islanders

It doesn't get more even than this.  Head coach Barry Trotz has used Thomas Greiss and Semyon Varlamov equally, switching off between games as consistent as the sun rises and sets.  The Islanders have alternated goalies for every game.  Sitting in third in the Metropolitan Division, the strategy seems to be working. "I think I … Continue reading Thomas Greiss-Semyon Varlamov Rotation Working Well for Islanders

Bye-Bye, Bailey!

As a New York Islanders fan, I am confused and appalled as to why Josh Bailey is not engulfed in trade rumors. If the Islanders are to re-sign John Tavares at the rumored 15-million dollar per year contract he is rumored to command,, there would be no cap space available for Bailey. His current season … Continue reading Bye-Bye, Bailey!