Islanders Are More Than John Tavares’ Old Team

The underdog role is no stranger to the Islanders, as for the past two years expectations were minimal after losing John Tavares to the Maple Leafs in free agency. Even after last year, when the Islanders surprised fans alike when they made the playoffs, going into this year, again, nothing was expected. The Islanders were … Continue reading Islanders Are More Than John Tavares’ Old Team

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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

Anders Lee: A Year Into His Captaincy

After longtime captain John Tavares left the Islanders in free agency, a massive hole was left in the Islanders leadership group. Going captainless for a season was an option, but with Tavares gone, the Islanders needed an identity as they looked towards the 2018-19 season. An identity was found when the hard-working, determined Anders Lee … Continue reading Anders Lee: A Year Into His Captaincy

NHL Patterns Dictate the Islanders Need to Add Scoring

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

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

Playoffs Review: The Sweeper Got Swept

It was quite the season for the Islanders.  They were pegged to finish as one of the worst teams in the National Hockey League (NHL), and even when they made the playoffs, they were still doubted to get out of the first round.  Nobody had any belief in the Islanders. Except for the players themselves. … Continue reading Playoffs Review: The Sweeper Got Swept

Islanders Decision to Stay Quiet at the Trade Deadline Put in Perspective

When the New York Islanders decided to stay quiet at the trade deadline and not make any moves, a lot of people were quick to criticize. An alarming concern for most fans was that the Islanders did not have a “goal-scorer” and many believed the team did not have the offensive capability to continue their … Continue reading Islanders Decision to Stay Quiet at the Trade Deadline Put in Perspective

Both Greiss and Lehner Making Cases to Start Game 1

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

Game of the Month 3/11/19: Columbus Blue Jackets @ New York Islanders Preview

Tonight, the Islanders take on the Blue Jackets for the third time this season.  The Isles won both games these two teams met (3-2 and 3-0).  This game should have a playoff atmosphere for the players as both teams are fighting to keep their playoff hope alive. As of late, the Isles have not been … Continue reading Game of the Month 3/11/19: Columbus Blue Jackets @ New York Islanders Preview

Week Preview: 10/26-11/2

Week Review: The Islanders have been the victim of poor scheduling. The team played only eight games in the last three weeks. In that time, the team has shown signs of them playing like an elite team in a matchup against the Kings in a 7-2 win, but have shown signs of the "same old … Continue reading Week Preview: 10/26-11/2