How Clayton Keller’s Contract Will Impact Mat Barzal

The Arizona Coyotes announced last week that third-year pro Clayton Keller signed a deal for eight-years with an average annual value of $7.15 million. What does that mean for Mat Barzal? With Keller's contract setting the price for the 2020 restricted free agent (RFA) market, it could mean a lot. Keller, who was Calder finalist … Continue reading How Clayton Keller’s Contract Will Impact Mat Barzal

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Metropolitan Division Standings Predictions

The Metropolitan Division does not have a single bad team in it. It is almost impossible to accurately predict, as anyone can finish anywhere. In this article, we will rank the eight teams and predict their point totals for the 2018-19 season, providing some reasoning as to why they were placed where they were. 8. … Continue reading Metropolitan Division Standings Predictions

Islanders Should Go Nowhere Near Kevin Shattenkirk

After the New York Rangers made the not-so-surprising decision to buy out the final two years on defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk's four-year, $26.6 million contract, the New York Islanders were brought up as a potential landing spot, should the aging defenseman prefer to stay local. While Shattenkirk was once a top defender in the NHL, he … Continue reading Islanders Should Go Nowhere Near Kevin Shattenkirk

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

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?

The Islanders Are Rolling and the Fans Are Coming

Spittin' Chiclets declared the Islanders a "Wagon." With a wagon comes the bandwagon fans. Bandwagon fans appear when any team that is traditionally bad starts to do well. The Golden State Warriors in the NBA are an example of this. Casual fans notice the success and start to turn out in bunches. So, now that … Continue reading The Islanders Are Rolling and the Fans Are Coming

Devon Toews is Playing Like a Seasoned Veteran

When Devon Toews was called up on December 19th, many Islander fans felt that it was the beginning of the youth movement. At the time, both Joshua Ho-Sang and Michael Dal Colle had played with the Islanders, and Toews seemed to be the next man up. Toews was expected to make the team out of … Continue reading Devon Toews is Playing Like a Seasoned Veteran

Islanders Take 3/4 on Incredibly Successful Road Trip

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

The Extra Point Is Good: Islanders Defeat the Rangers 7-5

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