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

Devon Toews is Playing Like a Seasoned Veteran

When Devon Toews was called up on December 19th, many Islander fans felt that it was the beginning of the youth movement. At the time, both Joshua Ho-Sang and Michael Dal Colle had played with the Islanders, and Toews seemed to be the next man up. Toews was expected to make the team out of … Continue reading Devon Toews is Playing Like a Seasoned Veteran

The Late Charles Wang Leaves Behind an Important Legacy in Isles’ History

The Islanders never had the largest fanbase.  Nevertheless, at least from what I've seen throughout the years I've supported this team, we tend to be a very passionate one.  Sometimes, that passion leads us to say things that may be overly drastic and uncalled for.  The late Charles Wang owned the Islanders during some of … Continue reading The Late Charles Wang Leaves Behind an Important Legacy in Isles’ History

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

The Uncertainty of the New York Islanders

The New York Islanders are a team of many uncertainties. The team had an interesting off-season with major losses and gains. The gains include mostly front office changes such as the firings of Garth Snow and Doug Weight, and the hirings of Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz. The loses include #91 and Calvin de Hann. Front Office and Coaching … Continue reading The Uncertainty of the New York Islanders

Message to Jon Ledecky: Pick it Up, Or Shut Up

Let's go back in time to the 2017-2018 regular season. It's March 3rd, and the Islanders are playing the Montreal Canadiens at Barclays Center. Now this is the time in which the Islanders are right in the middle of their collapse. The Islanders are about to lose their fifth game in a row, but somebody … Continue reading Message to Jon Ledecky: Pick it Up, Or Shut Up

Hiring Lou Lamoriello is a Must for the Isles

The New York Islanders have a really good opportunity to boost their front office. Lou Lamoriello was stripped of his GM title in Toronto and named a Senior Advisor. It has been reported that Lamoriello would much rather a GM job somewhere else. Enter the New York Islanders. As reported by many, the Isles seem … Continue reading Hiring Lou Lamoriello is a Must for the Isles

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!