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
As the 2019-20 NHL season gets started, most teams sit with more questions than answers. The Islanders are, again, one of the biggest uncertainties heading into the new season. Every player and coach can all be questioned to some degree. With a team as unpredictable as the Islanders, here are some bold predictions for the … Continue reading 2019-20 Islanders Bold Predictions
New year, new goalie situation. What can we expect from our netminders?
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
With regular season fast approaching, Barry Trotz will find himself having to make some tough decisions when it comes to the final roster for opening night. Whether it be countless playmaking forwards, or tough, hard-working blue liners, the Islanders are in a difficult spot. When the Islanders look at their roster, Barry Trotz and Lou … Continue reading How Will Barry Trotz Determine His Roster?
There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that last season was a great and memorable one for the Islanders, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone had an A+ season individually. Adjusting to a new system and background can be challenging, especially for younger players who are trying to take the next step, consistent roster … Continue reading Five Islanders Players Who Can Have Bounce-Back Seasons
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
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
1. The Islanders need to have one arena to call home and not two. Not only is it weird for the fans and the players, but it hurts the Islanders appeal for free agents, and that was seen with Panarin signing with the Rangers. The appeal of Manhattan and the city drove him to leave … Continue reading 7 Thoughts: Free Agency Took An Interesting, Unexpected Turn