The Islanders have made their fair share of enemies in over four decades of hockey. Which teams top the list? The Rangers: Probably the most obvious answer, the Rangers and the Islanders have been battling ever since the Islanders came into existence in 1972. The Islanders have played the Rangers in the playoffs eight times, and … Continue reading Who are the Islanders Biggest Rivals?
Josh Bailey recently played in his 800th game for not only the NHL, but for ONLY the Islanders organization on Oct. 8. Bailey was selected by the team in 2008 NHL Entry Draft ninth overall and has been with the Islanders organization for an astounding 12 years. As a fanbase, we saw the young Canadian … Continue reading Thank You Josh Bailey, From A Passionate Islanders Fan
With the regular season roster finalized, one particular New York Islander prospect has found his way into the main roster. Noah Dobson, quite possibly one of the most-hyped defensive prospects the NHL has seen in years, has made the jump from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Rouyn-Noranda Huskies to the main roster of the … Continue reading Is Rushing Noah Dobson a Good Idea?
This narrative has been chronicled for a very long time. But finally, the Islanders are home. The history between arena problems and the team started back in 2004 when the Lighthouse Project was established. The Lighthouse Project was created to help renovate the third oldest arena in the Nation Hockey League, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. … Continue reading Destination Belmont Park
As Islanders fans, we know what it feels like to have our home ripped away. Nassau Coliseum, the birthplace of this franchise and a hockey holyland, was abandoned by the Islanders in favor of Barclays Center in 2015. Although they eventually returned to Nassau, those three seasons in Brooklyn were a dark time for a … Continue reading Will Belmont Park Be Able to Replace the Atmosphere of Nassau Coliseum?
Recap: The New York Islanders have taken six out of the of the eight possible points on their recent road trip. After coming off a 1-1-1 home stand, the Islanders had a strong road trip going into the Christmas break. While the obvious stat to look at is the number of points that the team … Continue reading Islanders Take 3/4 on Incredibly Successful Road Trip
December 1st, 2018. December 1st, 2018 is a day that will live in the history of the New York Islanders forever. The Islanders, who after 1,329 days away from home, returned to Long Island after spending the last two-plus seasons in Brooklyn. The Coliseum was packed. The arena was sold out, and with a capacity crowd, … Continue reading Barclays Center Could Emerge as Poisonous for Islanders
The Rangers haven't won against the Islanders in two years. Let that sink in. The Rangers haven't defeated the Islanders at the Barclays Center ever either. The Rangers have lost their last eight games against the Islanders, and 12 of their last 13. That all came into jeopardy when the Isles hosted the Rangers in … Continue reading The Extra Point Is Good: Islanders Defeat the Rangers 7-5
The Islanders never had the largest fanbase. Nevertheless, at least from what I've seen throughout the years I've supported this team, we tend to be a very passionate one. Sometimes, that passion leads us to say things that may be overly drastic and uncalled for. The late Charles Wang owned the Islanders during some of … Continue reading The Late Charles Wang Leaves Behind an Important Legacy in Isles’ History
John Tavares is a Maple Leaf. There, I said it. And instead of hiding from that, I am going to talk about it. For many New York sports fans born in the last 15 years, John Tavares and David Wright defined their childhood. However, this year, many fans felt that their childhoods came to end … Continue reading A Decision That Changed Everything