Semyon Varlamov: A Welcomed Addition to Long Island

After Robin Lehner left the Islanders following an electric year last season, a hole was left for the Islanders. Dreams of Ilya Sorokin coming over for this season were bleak, however, Lou Lamoriello knows a thing or two about getting goalies for teams that need them. The Isles big goaltender acquisition was signing former Colorado … Continue reading Semyon Varlamov: A Welcomed Addition to Long Island

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Drive 4 Five Podcast: Episode 1 with Bill Skehan

We have returned. In the age of podcasts, Drive 4 Five is back with a newly-revamped show made by the fans, for the fans called the Drive 4 Five Podcast. Hosted by Will Wiegelman, this show will feature appearances from Drive 4 Five writers and exclusive interviews with special guests. For the first episode, Will … Continue reading Drive 4 Five Podcast: Episode 1 with Bill Skehan

Islanders Prospect Update: Thanksgiving Edition

Coming off of the first tough stretch in a while for the New York Islanders, we have Thanksgiving to look forward to tonight. With Thanksgiving comes an array of food to choose from, just like the array of prospects the Islanders have this year. Here is the Islanders Prospect Update, as of 11/28/2019. Note: The … Continue reading Islanders Prospect Update: Thanksgiving Edition

How Similar is a College Hockey Fans’ Experience to an NHL Fan Section?

Hockey. One of the most intense sports on the planet. Unlike most other sports, you play on a surface that is not grass or turf, but ice. You don't run, you skate 200 feet, back and forth. You don't wear cleats, you wear hockey skates. In hockey, there is a lot different than other sports, … Continue reading How Similar is a College Hockey Fans’ Experience to an NHL Fan Section?

Brock Nelson Does It Again Against The Penguins

Brock Nelson and the New York Islanders eagerly waited for the puck to drop against the Pittsburgh Penguins with a possibility of a franchise record being set. The Islanders hoped to continue their 15-game point streak to make it the longest in team history. Barry Trotz decided to put the newly promoted third-line on the … Continue reading Brock Nelson Does It Again Against The Penguins

Mat Barzal and the Islanders are Finally Scoring Goals

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

Islanders Off the Ice: Featuring Anders Lee

Anders Lee is the epitome of leadership. On and off the ice, he represents his team with the upmost of respect. Hee has dedicated countless hour to helping kids with cancer and to helping find a cure for cancer. Between his annual Kancer Jam, and his many donations made, Anders Lee is a huge influence … Continue reading Islanders Off the Ice: Featuring Anders Lee

Lou Lamoriello and the Islanders Are Not The Sabres

Throughout this hot stretch of Islanders hockey, fans throughout the NHL have turned their head to see Lou Lamoriello and the streaking Islanders. A team whom people predicted would be in the bottom half of the league standings wise has now won 10 games in a row. With all of the attention that the Islanders … Continue reading Lou Lamoriello and the Islanders Are Not The Sabres

Devon Toews Breaking Out This Season

As the 2019-20 NHL season is off and running, New York Islanders defenseman Devon Toews has been one of the major contributors to the team that is currently riding on an 12-game point streak. When talking about the success of the Islanders the obvious names of Barry Trotz, Mathew Barzal and Anders Lee all find … Continue reading Devon Toews Breaking Out This Season

Inside the USPHL PAL Junior Islanders

Development, pride and passion. The USPHL Junior Islanders care about building not just players, but individuals. I sat down with three players from the team and asked them not only how the league works, but how various personalities can come together to create a great product. Evan LaBrash is an 18-year-old from Ontario Canada who … Continue reading Inside the USPHL PAL Junior Islanders