Accountability. It's a word we all wanted to hear for so long when discussing this team in the past, but with coaches like Doug Weight and Jack Capuano, along with the poor leadership of former GM Garth Snow, it simply never happened. Mathew Barzal is an example of how this has changed. Now that Barry … Continue reading Barry Trotz Making Mathew Barzal Learn the Hard Way
It is that time of year again! Every last weekend in January, some of the NHL’s brightest stars gather in one of the NHL's 31 cities to participate in the NHL All-Star Game. The All-Star Game is the only time during the year that you get to see the best players from all over the … Continue reading Is the NHL All-Star Game in Need of a Change?
As the NHL All-Star teams were announced late last year, anticipation grew as to which player will represent Long Island in St. Louis on Jan. 25. While many players are performing exceptionally for the Islanders, Mathew Barzal was selected to go to this year's All-Star Game. Chosen for his second All-Star Game, Barzal has been … Continue reading Mathew Barzal, Brock Nelson and the All-Star Game Conundrum
Hockey fans love watching hockey in its most natural form: outdoors. With the Winter Classic, each year hockey fans get to watch hockey where it was meant to be played, which is on a pond outdoors. The New York Islanders have never played in a Winter Classic. It is highly unlikely the Islanders will play … Continue reading Examing Potential Winter Classic Matchups for the Islanders
This past week, the NHL and the NHLPA announced the selections for the 2020 All-Star Game, and to almost no one surprise, Mathew Barzal was selected to represent the New York Islanders in St. Louis, Missouri this season. This will be Barzal's second career All-Star game, as he played a major role in the Metropolitan … Continue reading Mathew Barzal Selected To His Second Straight All-Star Game
The New York Islanders look entirely different than they did ten years ago. John Tavares bolted for Toronto. Josh Bailey is the only player left from the start of the decade and the entire management and coaching staff has changed. The team started out in the basement and now sits among the elite teams in … Continue reading John Tavares to Mat Barzal: Top 2010s Moments
Today is December 31st, 2019, the final day of the 2010s. There are many things that we can associate the 2010s with: the rise of social media (including the rise and fall of Vine), the term Millenials, superhero movies, memes, and some of sports greatest failures being turned around: the Chicago Cubs winning the 2016 … Continue reading The Top 15 Islanders of the 2010s
Mat Barzal has been symbolic of the Islanders this season. He is shooting more and scoring more, a welcome sight for all. Throughout most of last season, the offseason and in the first few games this year, there was a state of panic. The team did just simply not score enough goals to win against the … Continue reading Mat Barzal and the Islanders are Finally Scoring Goals
October is over and six more months remain for the New York Islanders. This month saw the return of the hockey season after a long summer, a couple of Islanders debuts, a few of NHL debuts and a milestone for the longest-tenured Islander. In the end, New York finished 8-3-0 and third in the Metropolitan … Continue reading October New York Islanders Monthly Report
The Islanders have a long list of mistakes including bad trades, horrific contracts and lousy draft selections to cover the entire Earth. Let's go more in-depth on one draft selection the Islanders organization possibly regrets. What if the Islanders decided not to draft Ryan Strome with the fifth pick of the 2011 NHL Draft, and … Continue reading What if the Islanders Drafted Mark Scheifele?