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
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
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
Every year, each NHL team looks to improve upon the progress made during their previous season. For the Islanders, the postseason is expected in the 2019-20 season and the team will look to move past the second round. However, the road to the playoffs next season will not be a cakewalk. The Eastern Conference next … Continue reading Breaking Down the Eastern Conference Next Season
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?
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?
After winning four straight games to sweep the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Islanders find themselves in a situation they haven't been in so far these playoffs. The Isles are in a 1-0 series deficit and are looking to tie it on home ice Sunday. Sure, the playoffs are young, and the Islanders have been through adversity … Continue reading Islanders Have to Deal With Adversity for First Time in Postseason
After sweeping the Penguins in the first round, it will be ten days since the Islanders last played when they take the ice for Game 1 against the Hurricanes on Friday night. The Isles have spent a significant amount of time practicing and getting healthy over this long break and will look to get their … Continue reading Series Preview: Islanders Vs. Hurricanes
The Islanders are back in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2016. We're all excited to kick things off on Wednesday night, but while we wait for the Coliseum to explode, let's take a look at the matchup between the Isles and Penguins. Offense: Isles: The Islanders have been inconsistent on offense this … Continue reading Series Preview: Islanders Vs. Penguins
The Islanders are back in the playoffs for the first time since they bowed out in the second round to the Lightning in 2016. A lot has changed since then. The Islanders have a very different first line. John Tavares, Frans Nielsen, and Kyle Okposo have moved on. Their defense includes 4 first or second … Continue reading Both Greiss and Lehner Making Cases to Start Game 1