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
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?
It is no secret that the defensive side of the puck was what led to the success that the Islanders had last season. When people mention this, they generally talk about Barry Trotz's new defensive system being able to win games, but don't really expand from there. In this article, we will get into the … Continue reading Islanders Hope Defense Truly Wins Championships
When was the last time the Islanders had a good problem? Bet you can't think of one. Well finally, the New York Islanders organization turned a leaf. The team seemed to have done nothing right up until the Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz era, but the narrative has changed. An issue the Islanders have right … Continue reading A Good Problem to Have
It was a tale of two postseasons for the New York Islanders. After the first round it looked like the Islanders were on their way to the Stanley Cup Finals, and just a round later some were shocked they even made it as far as they did. If you don't keep winning, you don't keep … Continue reading What Can the Islanders Learn from the Blues and Bruins?
Josh Ho-Sang and Devon Toews are leading the youth movement heading into the Holiday break. Read about the two young players!
The Rangers haven't won against the Islanders in two years. Let that sink in. The Rangers haven't defeated the Islanders at the Barclays Center ever either. The Rangers have lost their last eight games against the Islanders, and 12 of their last 13. That all came into jeopardy when the Isles hosted the Rangers in … Continue reading The Extra Point Is Good: Islanders Defeat the Rangers 7-5
Every Thursday, I will preview the Islanders week ahead. Here is my first Week Preview: 10/11-10/17! The New York Islanders finished last week with a record of 2-1-0. The Islanders ended the week with a strong 4-0 win against the Sharks in Robin Lehner's debut with the team. After defeating the Sharks, the Islanders had a … Continue reading Week Preview: 10/11-10/17
Man plans and God laughs. Recently, I looked back on the first post on Drive4Five, one in which I tried to orchestrate the perfect offseason for the New York Islanders. It's been over a year now, and things have changed, drastically. With the regular season now hours away, it's worth looking back on one of … Continue reading Islanders 2018 Offseason Recap
The New York Islanders had a problem last season with their defensive play and if you need any indication of that, look at the Isles' goals against average compared to the league average. The Isles gave up a total of 293 goals while the league average was 244. The Islanders goals against average was one of … Continue reading How will Barry Trotz Help the Islanders’s Goals Against Average