The Lasting Mark of Garth Snow: The Andrew Ladd Contract

An exciting, hard-nosed Islanders team emerged from the ashes of what was the John Tavares-less squad last year. The surprise playoff berth was welcome to Islander fans as the team, under new management, soared to great heights and proved many doubters wrong. The cherries on the top were sweeping the Pittsburgh Penguins in the playoffs … Continue reading The Lasting Mark of Garth Snow: The Andrew Ladd Contract

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A Look at the Islanders Schedule in October

Getting off to a good start in key for the Islanders. Although it is an 82-game season, the first handful of games play a key role in the entire season. After the first few regular-season games are played, general managers can see how their teams are performing and decide to make adjustments as necessary for … Continue reading A Look at the Islanders Schedule in October

Noah Dobson Impressing Thus Far in Preseason

Every hockey player dreams of winning a Stanley Cup. There are few things that allow someone to experience eternal glory, but a championship in the National Hockey League (NHL) does. Noah Dobson knows this. The nineteen-year-old defenseman has prepared for this moment his entire life, and after two years of junior hockey, his dreams can … Continue reading Noah Dobson Impressing Thus Far in Preseason

drive4five’s Top 10 Defensemen Right Now

Recently, I surveyed the staff here at drive4five to find out who they think are the Top 10 Defensemen in the National Hockey League right now. Following the survey, I tallied up all of the lists as a points system (ex. first place is ten points, second place is nine points, etc.) After calculating the … Continue reading drive4five’s Top 10 Defensemen Right Now