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

Islanders Should Go Nowhere Near Kevin Shattenkirk

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

7 Thoughts: Free Agency Took An Interesting, Unexpected Turn

1. The Islanders need to have one arena to call home and not two. Not only is it weird for the fans and the players, but it hurts the Islanders appeal for free agents, and that was seen with Panarin signing with the Rangers. The appeal of Manhattan and the city drove him to leave … Continue reading 7 Thoughts: Free Agency Took An Interesting, Unexpected Turn

Expect Lamoriello to be Very Active During the NHL Draft

The NHL Draft is set to get underway with the first round on Thursday night, beginning at 8pm ET. The Islanders currently hold the 23rd overall pick in the first round. While there is a possibility that the Islanders stay put with it and make the pick, there is also a possibility that Lou Lamoriello … Continue reading Expect Lamoriello to be Very Active During the NHL Draft

Back to the Arena Debate: The Islanders Need Belmont Park

After splitting the regular season and the postseason at Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum, one fact is evident for the Islanders. They need their own arena. Brett Yorkmak, the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum was once quoted by stating that the Islanders are a "rent-a-team" and that they "never embraced … Continue reading Back to the Arena Debate: The Islanders Need Belmont Park

Islanders Have to Deal With Adversity for First Time in Postseason

After winning four straight games to sweep the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Islanders find themselves in a situation they haven't been in so far these playoffs.  The Isles are in a 1-0 series deficit and are looking to tie it on home ice Sunday.  Sure, the playoffs are young, and the Islanders have been through adversity … Continue reading Islanders Have to Deal With Adversity for First Time in Postseason

Series Preview: Islanders Vs. Hurricanes

After sweeping the Penguins in the first round, it will be ten days since the Islanders last played when they take the ice for Game 1 against the Hurricanes on Friday night. The Isles have spent a significant amount of time practicing and getting healthy over this long break and will look to get their … Continue reading Series Preview: Islanders Vs. Hurricanes

Why Casey Cizikas is the Heart and Soul of the Islanders

The New York Islanders fourth line has re-established itself as the “best fourth line in hockey” once again. There was a lot of excitement for the New York Islanders bringing back their once notorious fourth line, but no one expected them or more specifically twenty-eight year old Casey Cizikas to improve this much. Cizikas is … Continue reading Why Casey Cizikas is the Heart and Soul of the Islanders

February Monthly Report

The Islanders concluded February with another winning month and ended it with a bang by beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-1. Having not had a losing month yet this season, the Islanders kept that up in February. While they suffered two losses to Calgary, overall it was still impressive. In the 6-1 win against the … Continue reading February Monthly Report