Back in 2016, a man by the name of Steve "Dangle" Glynn (you may have heard of him) took the first step to breaking away from the stereotypical prospect rankings. What he introduced was called "The Prospect Pyramid", which breaks down the prospects in a team's system into "tiers" rather than an arbitrary ranking. With … Continue reading New York Islanders Prospect Pyramid: Tiers 4-5
Fans oftentimes forget that the players they watch on the ice have lives other than hockey. When the final horn sounds and the players skate off the ice, their second life starts. Their lives as regular humans. Some people might see hockey players as their idol or role-model, but we forget that hockey players are … Continue reading Islanders Off the Ice: Featuring Michael Dal Colle
Tanner Fritz exemplifies perseverance and hard-work. Last year was his fifth-year after being undrafted and signed from The Ohio State University to the Sound Tigers roster. He initially played for their ECHL affiliate in Kansas City where he earned a call up to Bridgeport in 2016, and impressed during the playoffs. He got a full contract … Continue reading Tanner Fritz Is Ready to Make a Comeback
An exciting, hard-nosed Islanders team emerged from the ashes of what was the John Tavares-less squad last year. The surprise playoff berth was welcome to Islander fans as the team, under new management, soared to great heights and proved many doubters wrong. The cherries on the top were sweeping the Pittsburgh Penguins in the playoffs … Continue reading The Lasting Mark of Garth Snow: The Andrew Ladd Contract
With the regular season roster finalized, one particular New York Islander prospect has found his way into the main roster. Noah Dobson, quite possibly one of the most-hyped defensive prospects the NHL has seen in years, has made the jump from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Rouyn-Noranda Huskies to the main roster of the … Continue reading Is Rushing Noah Dobson a Good Idea?
The Islanders have a long list of mistakes including bad trades, horrific contracts and lousy draft selections to cover the entire Earth. Let's go more in-depth on one draft selection the Islanders organization possibly regrets. What if the Islanders decided not to draft Ryan Strome with the fifth pick of the 2011 NHL Draft, and … Continue reading What if the Islanders Drafted Mark Scheifele?
During the 2017 NHL Draft, the Islanders traded defenseman Travis Hamonic and a fourth-round pick in the 2019 NHL draft to the Calgary Flames. The Islanders in return received a 2018 first-round pick, a 2018 second-pick and a 2019 second-round pick. At the time this trade occurred, most Islanders fans thought that those picks would … Continue reading Revisiting the Travis Hamonic Trade
As the 2019-20 NHL season gets started, most teams sit with more questions than answers. The Islanders are, again, one of the biggest uncertainties heading into the new season. Every player and coach can all be questioned to some degree. With a team as unpredictable as the Islanders, here are some bold predictions for the … Continue reading 2019-20 Islanders Bold Predictions
Getting off to a good start in key for the Islanders. Although it is an 82-game season, the first handful of games play a key role in the entire season. After the first few regular-season games are played, general managers can see how their teams are performing and decide to make adjustments as necessary for … Continue reading A Look at the Islanders Schedule in October
Mason Jobst has filled the Islanders faithful with excitement. The 25-year-old center, who was captain of The Ohio State University hockey team last year, had an outstanding preseason. While many were hoping his intriguing play would warrant giving him a job on the roster, the congested forward group of the Islanders caused him to be … Continue reading Will Mason Jobst Get a Call-Up?