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

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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

Stop Worrying About Semyon Varlamov

Exit Robin Lehner. Enter Semyon Varlamov. Fans have expressed their concerns when it comes to their new goaltender. These concerns are out there for many reasons whether it is his contract, performance or age. But the main concern coming from the fans is Varlamov is replacing the fan favorite Lehner. It is unfair to dislike … Continue reading Stop Worrying About Semyon Varlamov

My Way Too Early Season Predictions

At around this time last season, the Islanders were pronounced dead by almost everybody. They had just lost their franchise player and only made a few small, subtle moves to try to add depth. But the Islanders would go on and over-achieve their way into the second seed in the Metropolitan Division and a second … Continue reading My Way Too Early Season Predictions

Destination Hockey: Episode Four with Sean McIndoe and Daren Millard

Free agency is a doozy. But thankfully, Destination Hockey is here to explain! In a 90-minute special, we took a deep dive into the hockey world. First, I discussed the unfortunate situation of Robin Lehner, a man who could not come to terms with the franchise he loved. Three interviews followed. Legendary writer Sean McIndoe … Continue reading Destination Hockey: Episode Four with Sean McIndoe and Daren Millard

A Star, A Mensch, A Hero: Thank You Robin Lehner

Dear Robin, You are a hero. Robin Lehner, you have done something no athlete has done before. You told your story, confessing a chronicle of pain that ate away at your very existence. As a result, you saved lives. There are no words to describe the impact you made on the hockey world in just … Continue reading A Star, A Mensch, A Hero: Thank You Robin Lehner

Down But Not Out: Islanders Look to Rally from 3-0 Series Hole

With a defeat Tuesday night, the Carolina Hurricanes have pushed the New York Islanders to the brink of elimination, taking a three games to none series lead.  While the rest of the NHL watches on, it is clear that no one believes in the Islanders and it is widely believed that Friday will be the … Continue reading Down But Not Out: Islanders Look to Rally from 3-0 Series Hole

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

2018-2019 Potential Islanders Award Winners

With only a handful of games remaining in the 2018-2019 season, the National Hockey League (NHL) has started distributing ballots for writers, general managers (GMs), and members of the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) to vote for players who they believe should win awards such as the Hart Memorial Trophy, The Ted Lindsey Trophy, The … Continue reading 2018-2019 Potential Islanders Award Winners

New York Islanders Future Free Agency Frenzy

The New York Islanders have a big dilemma coming soon. The more time that passes, the more questions and concerns arise, as the Islanders still have eight UFAs heading into the dreaded day of Jul. 1. The group of eight players who do not have contracts headed into the 2019-2020 season are Anders Lee, Jordan Eberle, … Continue reading New York Islanders Future Free Agency Frenzy