John Tavares to Mat Barzal: Top 2010s Moments

The New York Islanders look entirely different than they did ten years ago.  John Tavares bolted for Toronto.  Josh Bailey is the only player left from the start of the decade and the entire management and coaching staff has changed.  The team started out in the basement and now sits among the elite teams in … Continue reading John Tavares to Mat Barzal: Top 2010s Moments

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The Top 15 Islanders of the 2010s

Today is December 31st, 2019, the final day of the 2010s. There are many things that we can associate the 2010s with: the rise of social media (including the rise and fall of Vine), the term Millenials, superhero movies, memes, and some of sports greatest failures being turned around: the Chicago Cubs winning the 2016 … Continue reading The Top 15 Islanders of the 2010s

November New York Islanders Monthly Report

Thanksgiving is gone and so is November. This month, the New York Islanders extended their point streak to historic lengths before losing it on a California road trip. Brocktober was extended while Beauvember was in full swing as Brock Nelson and Anthony Beauvillier led the offense. New York went 9-2-2 this month and sits second … Continue reading November New York Islanders Monthly Report

Brock Nelson Leads Islanders To Thrilling Comeback Victory

For the second time this week, the point streak seemed to be over. Brock Nelson and the Islanders, down 4-2 to the Penguins with five minutes to go on Tuesday, Nov. 19, seemed as if their amazing 14-game point streak would finally come to an end. However, the Islanders never go down without a fight. … Continue reading Brock Nelson Leads Islanders To Thrilling Comeback Victory

Mat Barzal and the Islanders are Finally Scoring Goals

Mat Barzal has been symbolic of the Islanders this season. He is shooting more and scoring more, a welcome sight for all. Throughout most of last season, the offseason and in the first few games this year, there was a state of panic. The team did just simply not score enough goals to win against the … Continue reading Mat Barzal and the Islanders are Finally Scoring Goals

Nick Leddy Proving His Worth to Islanders

It started back in 2017-2018 for Nick Leddy.  His minus-42 was the worst rating in the NHL.  Then last year, he had his second lowest point output since the lockout shortened 2012-2013 season.  He also finished with an even plus minus on the best defensive team in the league.  Average at best.  The trade rumors … Continue reading Nick Leddy Proving His Worth to Islanders

Thomas Greiss-Semyon Varlamov Rotation Working Well for Islanders

It doesn't get more even than this.  Head coach Barry Trotz has used Thomas Greiss and Semyon Varlamov equally, switching off between games as consistent as the sun rises and sets.  The Islanders have alternated goalies for every game.  Sitting in third in the Metropolitan Division, the strategy seems to be working. "I think I … Continue reading Thomas Greiss-Semyon Varlamov Rotation Working Well for Islanders

Adam Pelech Poking His Way To Greatness

We all love apples. Green, red or yellow, this fruit is the perfect snack anytime of day. They are high in fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. We take them for granted. But they are always there. Adam Pelech is always there as well. The 25-year-old defenseman has a complicated story, one that includes many ups and downs. … Continue reading Adam Pelech Poking His Way To Greatness

Islanders Hope Defense Truly Wins Championships

It is no secret that the defensive side of the puck was what led to the success that the Islanders had last season. When people mention this, they generally talk about Barry Trotz's new defensive system being able to win games, but don't really expand from there. In this article, we will get into the … Continue reading Islanders Hope Defense Truly Wins Championships

Game of the Month in Review: John Tavares Returns

For the entire season, I picked a game that I thought would be the best game of the month.  In those games, the Islanders went 6-1-0 against teams like the Maple Leafs (2x), Devils, Capitals, Blue Jackets, Sharks and Penguins. Let's take a trip down memory lane and review the game of the season. Out … Continue reading Game of the Month in Review: John Tavares Returns