Another decade of hockey has come and gone. For the Islanders, it was one of the best decades in recent memory. They found their head coach of the future in Barry Trotz, cornerstone franchise players such as Mat Barzal, Anders Lee and Ryan Pulock, and won their first playoff series in 23 years when they … Continue reading The Decade Ahead
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
Coming off of the first tough stretch in a while for the New York Islanders, we have Thanksgiving to look forward to tonight. With Thanksgiving comes an array of food to choose from, just like the array of prospects the Islanders have this year. Here is the Islanders Prospect Update, as of 11/28/2019. Note: The … Continue reading Islanders Prospect Update: Thanksgiving Edition
Yesterday, we ranked tiers four and five in the Islanders Prospect Pyramid. Welcome back for tiers one, two and three! Tier Three: These players have a high ceiling with the potential to make an impact. The first player is Ilya Sorokin. Sorokin, 24, is continuing to dominate the KHL. He has an 8-1-1 record with … Continue reading New York Islanders Prospect Pyramid: Tiers 1-3
Back in 2016, a man by the name of Steve "Dangle" Glynn (you may have heard of him) took the first step to breaking away from the stereotypical prospect rankings. What he introduced was called "The Prospect Pyramid", which breaks down the prospects in a team's system into "tiers" rather than an arbitrary ranking. With … Continue reading New York Islanders Prospect Pyramid: Tiers 4-5
The 2019-20 season is just around the corner and, once again, the Islanders are being picked outside of the playoff picture. Last season, the team was able to prove all doubters wrong, making the playoffs and even sweeping the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round. This year, New York looks mostly similar with one glaring … Continue reading Why the Islanders Will Make the Playoffs
As the Kontinental Hockey League season comes to a close, the Islanders Russian prospects have finished up league play and are now preparing for the offseason. Well, we know who they are by name, but what have Ilya Sorokin and Anatoli Golyshev been up to? Anatoli Golyshev: Golyshev, now 24, has turned into an offensive … Continue reading What Is Going on in Russia?