I was refreshing Twitter as I do 427 times a day this time of year looking for news, any news regarding the New York Islanders. I love having Lou Lamoriello as our GM, but I do wish he’d let something slip out every once in a while. Throw us a ...Read More »
Tuchman: Aatu Räty, a steal at 52? or fools gold?
The New York Islanders’ first selection in the draft was in the 2nd round – 52nd overall. The facts: Aatu Räty – 6’1”, born November 14th, 2002 Once considered a sure-fire top ten pick and a possible #1 overall in the draft, the center from Finland is now one of ...Read More »
Tuchman: What if Lou Lamoriello surprised us all with Dougie Hamilton?
We are hours away from knowing a bit more about the makeup of the 2021-22 New York Islanders. General manager, Lou Lamoriello, has shown that the old dog still has a few tricks up his sleeve as he masterfully shed salary without losing a prospect or a first-round pick. Now, ...Read More »
Tuchman: Is Valdimir Tarasenko Worth the Risk for the Isles?
The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Montreal Canadiens, and with that, we are officially into the offseason. And with the offseason, there’s always the hope among fans that the Islanders will make some “fun” moves. Can g.m. Lou Lamoriello pick up a new toy for Barry Trotz to deploy and ...Read More »
Tuchman: The Light has Turned on for Scott Mayfield
The New York Islanders are one win away from a rematch with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the third round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Regardless of what happens going forward, the Islanders have, once again, defied the skeptics, the haters, the pundits. How have they done it? A power ...Read More »
Tuchman: The Islanders need the Power Play to be Powerful
The Islanders find themselves down 1-0 in a series they came into as underdogs. The Pundits, many of the fans have already written off these New York Islanders. Perpetually underrated and overlooked – just the way they like it. For the record, Vegas and the linemakers had Boston as about ...Read More »
Tuchman: Barzal Must be Unleashed
Hearing New York Islanders fans talk about Mathew Barzal, you’d think he is solely responsible for the Islanders getting shut out twice in Pittsburgh. Wait, what’s this? They didn’t get shut out? Well, certainly he’s the one responsible for the Islanders being down two games to nothing. Wait, they aren’t ...Read More »
Tuchman: Tonight’s Stanley Cup Playoffs Wagers
The Beards are back in town – A few upsets have already provided us with some opportunity to throw a few dollars down at my favorite site, Betrivers.com Washington beating Boston in game 1 gave us the chance to jump on the Bruins to win the series at +115 over ...Read More »
Tuchman: How I’m betting on the Isles/Penguins Series
Pittsburgh Penguins v. New York Islanders How am I betting this series? The Penguins won 6 of 8 vs the Islanders this season and that alone could be somewhat depressing for Islander fans as they look at their first round matchup. But, if you look under the hood, you’ll see ...Read More »
Tuchman: It’s time for Barry Trotz to get a little uncomfortable
Anthony Beauvillier snags the puck from the corner and kicks the biscuit to an open Mathew Barzal behind the net. The kid effortlessly spins away from a hapless defender, spying a wide-open Oliver Wahlstrom at the left face-off circle, but that window is quickly closed. Barzal moves like water through ...Read More »