After what seemed like a millennium of picks, false hopes of trades, and speculation, the Islanders finally were on the clock for the 23rd pick of the 2019 NHL Entry Level Draft. With that pick, they selected Sweedish Foward Simon Holmstrom. Holmstrom, 18, scored 21 points in 22 games with his team HV71. The Swede … Continue reading Islanders Pull a Fast One, Go off the Board and Get Their Guy
As we near the NHL Draft and free agency, the Islanders fan base doesn’t have a clear picture of GM Lou Lamoriello’s plan for the short-term future. Most called this season an evaluation year for the Islanders, as no one could have predicted what direction the Islanders were headed 11 months ago. Rather shockingly, the … Continue reading What’s the Plan For the Islanders Second Line Center?
The NHL Draft is set to get underway with the first round on Thursday night, beginning at 8pm ET. The Islanders currently hold the 23rd overall pick in the first round. While there is a possibility that the Islanders stay put with it and make the pick, there is also a possibility that Lou Lamoriello … Continue reading Expect Lamoriello to be Very Active During the NHL Draft
New Jersey and New York have this year’s first and second overall draft picks, respectively. However, this likely means nothing in the short term for the Islanders.
The Islanders, for the first time in a long time, are not a joke of an organization. The Isles have two great out-going owners who are not cheap with their money, an experienced GM, and a Stanley Cup winning head coach. There was a lot of speculation going into draft day about the potential trades … Continue reading Takeaways From The 2018 NHL Draft
At the time of me writing this, the Islanders are completely out of playoff contention. While this may seem daunting, both due to the fact that Tavares is a free agent this summer and because it seems like we are always in this position, don’t fear! Now we get the privilege of distracting ourselves with … Continue reading Who Should the Islanders Draft this Year?