Lou Lamoriello Perfectly Combining Luck and Skill

Luck and skill are two very different things. Lou Lamoriello has both. After leaving the Toronto Maple Leafs in early 2018, Lamoriello has show a keen ability to acquire talent while getting lucky along the way. It all started with Barry Trotz. Trotz had just won a Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals and was … Continue reading Lou Lamoriello Perfectly Combining Luck and Skill

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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

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

Islanders Acquire Valuable Depth in Derick Brassard Signing

It was clear after the Islanders were eliminated from the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs that third line center Valterri Filppula would not return to the team.  What wasn't clear was who would replace him. The Islanders were 22nd in NHL GF/GP last season, the second lowest among playoff teams.  Dallas was the other team, finishing … Continue reading Islanders Acquire Valuable Depth in Derick Brassard Signing

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

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

What Can the Islanders Learn from the Blues and Bruins?

It was a tale of two postseasons for the New York Islanders.  After the first round it looked like the Islanders were on their way to the Stanley Cup Finals, and just a round later some were shocked they even made it as far as they did.  If you don't keep winning, you don't keep … Continue reading What Can the Islanders Learn from the Blues and Bruins?

Game of the Month 12/29/18: Islanders 4-Maple Leafs 0

The Islanders fans have gotten what they've asked for... a beat down on the Toronto Maple Leafs. It all started in the first period.  Valtteri Filppula scored a highlight reel goal, splitting the Toronto defensemen and flipping the puck over Garret Sparks' shoulder to give the Isles an early 1-0 lead. Then, in the second … Continue reading Game of the Month 12/29/18: Islanders 4-Maple Leafs 0