Can Barry Trotz Continue Back to Back Success?

Barry Trotz and the Islanders schedule is off to a weird start this year. They started last week with four days off, had three games in four days, and then had another four days off. But the Islanders are finding ways to win. With other teams, most notably the cross-town New York Rangers, blaming the … Continue reading Can Barry Trotz Continue Back to Back Success?

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Who are the Islanders Biggest Rivals?

The Islanders have made their fair share of enemies in over four decades of hockey. Which teams top the list? The Rangers: Probably the most obvious answer, the Rangers and the Islanders have been battling ever since the Islanders came into existence in 1972. The Islanders have played the Rangers in the playoffs eight times, and … Continue reading Who are the Islanders Biggest Rivals?

Why the Islanders Will Make the Playoffs

The 2019-20 season is just around the corner and, once again, the Islanders are being picked outside of the playoff picture. Last season, the team was able to prove all doubters wrong, making the playoffs and even sweeping the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round. This year, New York looks mostly similar with one glaring … Continue reading Why the Islanders Will Make the Playoffs

Metropolitan Division Standings Predictions

The Metropolitan Division does not have a single bad team in it. It is almost impossible to accurately predict, as anyone can finish anywhere. In this article, we will rank the eight teams and predict their point totals for the 2018-19 season, providing some reasoning as to why they were placed where they were. 8. … Continue reading Metropolitan Division Standings Predictions

Destination Hockey: Episode 10 with Brandon Crawley and Jeremey Rutherford

It is difficult to deny that the Rangers are not one of the most improved teams in the NHL. Brandon Crawley wants to help cement that title, emerging as a physical, menacing defenseman on the big-league club. Crawley dove into his offseason regiment, highlighting his schedule and goals for the future. He also discussed his … Continue reading Destination Hockey: Episode 10 with Brandon Crawley and Jeremey Rutherford

10 Key Games to Look Forward to this Season

Last season, there were many memorable games. The first game back at the Coliseum, the return of John Tavares, the playoff clincher and the two playoff games at the Coliseum highlighted a historic season. With the Metropolitan Division gaining a lot of star power this offseason, many of the games to look forward will be … Continue reading 10 Key Games to Look Forward to this Season

Islanders Should Go Nowhere Near Kevin Shattenkirk

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