Lou Lamoriello Perfectly Combining Luck and Skill

Luck and skill are two very different things. Lou Lamoriello has both. After leaving the Toronto Maple Leafs in early 2018, Lamoriello has show a keen ability to acquire talent while getting lucky along the way. It all started with Barry Trotz. Trotz had just won a Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals and was … Continue reading Lou Lamoriello Perfectly Combining Luck and Skill

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Barry Trotz and Anders Lee Leading Islanders

June 21, 2018. This quite possibly may be the most colossal day in three decades for the New York Islanders organization, as they landed the coach who won the Stanley Cup on two weeks prior in Barry Trotz. In the span of less than two years, Trotz and company have changed the entire look of … Continue reading Barry Trotz and Anders Lee Leading Islanders

Adam Pelech Poking His Way To Greatness

We all love apples. Green, red or yellow, this fruit is the perfect snack anytime of day. They are high in fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. We take them for granted. But they are always there. Adam Pelech is always there as well. The 25-year-old defenseman has a complicated story, one that includes many ups and downs. … Continue reading Adam Pelech Poking His Way To Greatness

Thank You Josh Bailey, From A Passionate Islanders Fan

Josh Bailey recently played in his 800th game for not only the NHL, but for ONLY the Islanders organization on Oct. 8. Bailey was selected by the team in 2008 NHL Entry Draft ninth overall and has been with the Islanders organization for an astounding 12 years. As a fanbase, we saw the young Canadian … Continue reading Thank You Josh Bailey, From A Passionate Islanders Fan

Islanders 2018 Offseason Recap

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