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
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?
Over half a year after the departure of John Tavares, the Islanders faithful are hoping for a more successful free agency period this coming July. One player who could be up for grabs is Columbus winger Artemi Panarin, whose contract expires at the end of this season. Although many teams desire to sign him if … Continue reading Do the Islanders Have a Shot at Artemi Panarin?
John Tavares is a Maple Leaf. There, I said it. And instead of hiding from that, I am going to talk about it. For many New York sports fans born in the last 15 years, John Tavares and David Wright defined their childhood. However, this year, many fans felt that their childhoods came to end … Continue reading A Decision That Changed Everything
The Islanders will have a lot to do this offseason. Obviously, we all know the number one priority will be re-signing captain John Tavares, who will be a UFA on July 1st. But other than that, let's take a look at some potential targets for the Isles during free agency, and who could be a … Continue reading Free Agent Targets for the Isles at Every Position
Tonight, the New York Islanders face a crossroads. They face their rival New York Rangers at the Barclays Center in what very well could be John Tavares's last home game in the orange and blue. Tavares has made it very clear over the course of this roller coaster of a season that his goal is … Continue reading The Tavares Chant