2019 Offseason: A Bad Dream Compared to a Nightmare

If I asked Islanders fans what they thought of the current state of the team after the 2019 offseason, there would be a general trend towards concern. The Islanders, who were the favorites to land Russian super-star Artermi Panarin, lost out on him to the Rangers. Valtteri Filppula left the team to sign with the … Continue reading 2019 Offseason: A Bad Dream Compared to a Nightmare

NHL Patterns Dictate the Islanders Need to Add Scoring

If you had asked me a year ago if the Islanders should pursue Patrik Laine, I would have said no. I would have argued the best course of action for the Islanders would be to develop talent within their system and continue to build through the draft. However, a lot has changed in the NHL … Continue reading NHL Patterns Dictate the Islanders Need to Add Scoring

My Way Too Early Season Predictions

At around this time last season, the Islanders were pronounced dead by almost everybody. They had just lost their franchise player and only made a few small, subtle moves to try to add depth. But the Islanders would go on and over-achieve their way into the second seed in the Metropolitan Division and a second … Continue reading My Way Too Early Season Predictions

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Everyone has heard of the expression take "one step forward, and two steps back" including Lou Lamoriello and the Islanders. But the expression may be more than literary. The 2018-19 season for the Islanders was one that will stick out in recent memory. The team had a remarkable season finishing with 103 points, returned to … Continue reading One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Game of the Month in Review: John Tavares Returns

For the entire season, I picked a game that I thought would be the best game of the month.  In those games, the Islanders went 6-1-0 against teams like the Maple Leafs (2x), Devils, Capitals, Blue Jackets, Sharks and Penguins. Let's take a trip down memory lane and review the game of the season. Out … Continue reading Game of the Month in Review: John Tavares Returns

What Can the Islanders Learn from the Blues and Bruins?

It was a tale of two postseasons for the New York Islanders.  After the first round it looked like the Islanders were on their way to the Stanley Cup Finals, and just a round later some were shocked they even made it as far as they did.  If you don't keep winning, you don't keep … Continue reading What Can the Islanders Learn from the Blues and Bruins?

Will Belmont Park Be Able to Replace the Atmosphere of Nassau Coliseum?

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?

Playoffs Review: The Sweeper Got Swept

It was quite the season for the Islanders.  They were pegged to finish as one of the worst teams in the National Hockey League (NHL), and even when they made the playoffs, they were still doubted to get out of the first round.  Nobody had any belief in the Islanders. Except for the players themselves. … Continue reading Playoffs Review: The Sweeper Got Swept

Down But Not Out: Islanders Look to Rally from 3-0 Series Hole

With a defeat Tuesday night, the Carolina Hurricanes have pushed the New York Islanders to the brink of elimination, taking a three games to none series lead.  While the rest of the NHL watches on, it is clear that no one believes in the Islanders and it is widely believed that Friday will be the … Continue reading Down But Not Out: Islanders Look to Rally from 3-0 Series Hole