Will Time Heal The Wounds Left By John Tavares?

Thursday, Feb. 28 was arguably the most anticipated regular season game in NHL history. John Tavares, who was looked at as the savior of this once proud franchise, returned to Long Island after a very controversial decision to join the Toronto Maple Leafs this past offseason. On this night, fans took out their frustrations on …

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Hockey World Disappointed at Islanders Fans After Tavares’ Return, But Is It Justified?

Last Thursday was an Islanders fan's dream.  Tavares came back to Long Island and he and his team were embarrassed in front of a capacity Coliseum crowd.  It was a great atmosphere from before puck drop.  Fans crowded the Leafs side of the ice and began taunting Tavares during warmups.  His first shift came 18 …

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Game of the Month 2/28/19: Toronto Maple Leafs @ New York Islanders Preview

Today is a day that almost every Islanders fan had circled on their calendar.  The day that the man who we thought was our savior, our franchise player, our captain returns to the Nassau Coliseum for his first regular season game since 2015, but in a uniform that Islanders fans never thought they'd ever see …

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Is Robin Lehner the Best Free Agency Signing of the 2018 Off-Season?

The 2018 off-season was one of the more crazier summers in NHL history. John Tavares went north to Toronto, highly-touted Paul Stasny took his talents to Vegas, and James Van Reimsdyk returned home to Philadelphia. Despite this, there is a fair debate to be had that Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner has been more valuable than any of …

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Islanders Beat-Down Against the Maple Leafs a Taste of Things to Come

The New York Islanders just put the NHL on notice as they defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0 on "Hockey Night in Canada." In what was being called as one of the more anticipated games of the season, the Islanders faced off against former captain John Tavares for the first time since Tavares left the …

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Game of the Month 12/29/18: Islanders 4-Maple Leafs 0

The Islanders fans have gotten what they've asked for... a beat down on the Toronto Maple Leafs. It all started in the first period.  Valtteri Filppula scored a highlight reel goal, splitting the Toronto defensemen and flipping the puck over Garret Sparks' shoulder to give the Isles an early 1-0 lead. Then, in the second …

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Game of the Month 12/29/18: New York Islanders @ Toronto Maple Leafs Game Preview

Tonight is a night that all Islanders fans have been waiting for since July 1st.  The Islanders are in Toronto to take on John Tavares and the Toronto Maple Leafs for the first of three meetings between the two teams this season. Both teams played last night and defeated their opponents.  The Maple Leafs were …

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Islanders Players Have Moved on From John Tavares

In a recent article on Sportsnet, Elliotte Friedman detailed the specific timeline of John Tavares' decision to leave the New York Islanders this summer in free agency. Throughout the process, it was clear Tavares' teammates had his backs during what was a rollercoaster for the entire franchise. The season presented many hurdles for the former …

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