Islanders Winning Streak Thriving at Nine Games

After an underwhelming 1-3 start to the season, the New York Islanders winning streak is at nine games and the team is 10-3. Despite being plagued with injuries, the Islanders have been finding success. Here are three main reasons why. 1. The defense and goaltending tandem The Islanders so far this season have picked off … Continue reading Islanders Winning Streak Thriving at Nine Games

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October Islanders Monthly Report

October is over and six more months remain for the New York Islanders. This month saw the return of the hockey season after a long summer, a couple of Islanders debuts, a few of NHL debuts and a milestone for the longest-tenured Islander. In the end, New York finished 8-3-0 and third in the Metropolitan … Continue reading October Islanders Monthly Report

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

Johnny Boychuk and Two Other Breakout Players So Far This Season

The Islanders have started the 2019-2020 season with a record of 5-3-0, overcoming inconsistent play and general rustiness. With the start to the new season, some players have gotten off to great starts to the year and haven't been getting the praise they quite deserve. Here are three Islanders players who have flown under the radar … Continue reading Johnny Boychuk and Two Other Breakout Players So Far This Season

New York Islanders Prospect Pyramid: Tiers 1-3

Yesterday, we ranked tiers four and five in the Islanders Prospect Pyramid. Welcome back for tiers one, two and three! Tier Three: These players have a high ceiling with the potential to make an impact. The first player is Ilya Sorokin. Sorokin, 24, is continuing to dominate the KHL. He has an 8-1-1 record with … Continue reading New York Islanders Prospect Pyramid: Tiers 1-3

New York Islanders Prospect Pyramid: Tiers 4-5

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

Islanders Conclude First Week of Season 1-3-0

The Islanders proved people wrong last season. Going into the season, it was obvious they were going to have to do it again. Coming into the season, there were minor changes to the roster. The Islanders signed Semyon Varlamov from the Colorado Avalanche to a four-year contract on July 1. Two months later, the Islanders … Continue reading Islanders Conclude First Week of Season 1-3-0

Is Rushing Noah Dobson a Good Idea?

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?

Revisiting the Travis Hamonic Trade

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

Game of the Month 10/4/19: Capitals @ Islanders Preview

The day has finally come! The Islanders 2019-20 season begins tonight as they will host the Washington Capitals at the Nassau Coliseum. The Islanders had a solid preseason, but let's be real here, preseason doesn't matter.  In fact, two seasons ago, the Islanders went undefeated in the preseason and ended up missing the playoffs. What … Continue reading Game of the Month 10/4/19: Capitals @ Islanders Preview