Last season, we were lucky enough to witness the Islanders do what most people thought was impossible. They swept the normally intimidating Pittsburgh Penguins in the playoffs, only to feel the same fate as they were then swept by the "Bunch of Jerks" in the Carolina Hurricanes. The Islanders struggled mightly in the second round: … Continue reading How the Islanders Can Learn from Their Mistakes from Last Season
The Metropolitan Division does not have a single bad team in it. It is almost impossible to accurately predict, as anyone can finish anywhere. In this article, we will rank the eight teams and predict their point totals for the 2018-19 season, providing some reasoning as to why they were placed where they were. 8. … Continue reading Metropolitan Division Standings Predictions
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You don't want to miss this one. Noah Dobson is a top-Islanders prospect, a top-NHL prospect and already one of the brightest young stars in the game. I got to sit down with the budding talent, discussing everything from his time in juniors, his goals for the future and his community service initiatives. Plus, NHL … Continue reading Destination Hockey: Episode 11 with Noah Dobson and Mike Colligan
There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that last season was a great and memorable one for the Islanders, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone had an A+ season individually. Adjusting to a new system and background can be challenging, especially for younger players who are trying to take the next step, consistent roster … Continue reading Five Islanders Players Who Can Have Bounce-Back Seasons
After the New York Rangers made the not-so-surprising decision to buy out the final two years on defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk's four-year, $26.6 million contract, the New York Islanders were brought up as a potential landing spot, should the aging defenseman prefer to stay local. While Shattenkirk was once a top defender in the NHL, he … Continue reading Islanders Should Go Nowhere Near Kevin Shattenkirk
If you had asked me a year ago if the Islanders should pursue Patrik Laine, I would have said no. I would have argued the best course of action for the Islanders would be to develop talent within their system and continue to build through the draft. However, a lot has changed in the NHL … Continue reading NHL Patterns Dictate the Islanders Need to Add Scoring
Everyone has heard of the expression take "one step forward, and two steps back" including Lou Lamoriello and the Islanders. But the expression may be more than literary. The 2018-19 season for the Islanders was one that will stick out in recent memory. The team had a remarkable season finishing with 103 points, returned to … Continue reading One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
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?
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?