Lou Lamoriello and the 2020 Offseason Conundrum

Early September is a weird time of year for hockey fans. We're far removed from the excitement of July 1 and still a month from seeing the Islanders step on the ice. However, it leaves plenty of time to speculate and forecast on this season and years to come. This article is going to focus … Continue reading Lou Lamoriello and the 2020 Offseason Conundrum

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Islanders Hope Defense Truly Wins Championships

It is no secret that the defensive side of the puck was what led to the success that the Islanders had last season. When people mention this, they generally talk about Barry Trotz's new defensive system being able to win games, but don't really expand from there. In this article, we will get into the … Continue reading Islanders Hope Defense Truly Wins Championships

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

What Can Isles Fans Cling Onto for the Upcoming Season?

Isles fans maybe aren't as eager for the season to start now that our franchise player John Tavares has left. The question is, is there anything to cling on to? Mat Barzal The obvious answer to that question is upcoming superstar and calder trophy winner, Mat Barzal.  He is now going to be leaned on … Continue reading What Can Isles Fans Cling Onto for the Upcoming Season?

The Barn is Back, Baby!

Today was a special day not just for the Islanders, but for Drive 4 Five. I was at the Coliseum announcement today covering the events, and I was able to speak with Jon Ledecky, Brett Yormark, as well as other executives and journalists and ask them questions about the big move! When I arrived, I … Continue reading The Barn is Back, Baby!