The New York Islanders are nearing their 50th anniversary as a franchise in the NHL. The organization has gone through the highest highs to the lowest lows but through it all, the fans have stuck around, emerging as a loyal, passionate group. With the team being as old as it is, many fans are unaware … Continue reading Top 10 Seasons in Islanders History – Part One
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
For the entire season, I picked a game that I thought would be the best game of the month. In those games, the Islanders went 6-1-0 against teams like the Maple Leafs (2x), Devils, Capitals, Blue Jackets, Sharks and Penguins. Let's take a trip down memory lane and review the game of the season. Out … Continue reading Game of the Month in Review: John Tavares Returns
Thursday, Feb. 28 was arguably the most anticipated regular season game in Islanders 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 … Continue reading Will Time Heal The Wounds Left By John Tavares?
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 … Continue reading Hockey World Disappointed at Islanders Fans After Tavares’ Return, But Is It Justified?
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 … Continue reading Game of the Month 2/28/19: Toronto Maple Leafs @ New York Islanders Preview
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 … Continue reading Is Robin Lehner the Best Free Agency Signing of the 2018 Off-Season?
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 … Continue reading Islanders Beat-Down Against the Maple Leafs a Taste of Things to Come
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 … Continue reading Game of the Month 12/29/18: Islanders 4-Maple Leafs 0
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 … Continue reading Game of the Month 12/29/18: New York Islanders @ Toronto Maple Leafs Game Preview