Home / Takes / Columnists

Columnists

The Lamoriello Method of the ’94-’95 Devils is the Islanders’ look of today

At any given moment on #isles Twitter there are a decent amount of fans hashing and rehashing every move that has been made by President and GM, Lou Lamoriello. I don’t blame fans for obsessing over what’s been done so far. It is undoubtedly a side effect of watching 10 ...

Read More »

IslesBlog Round Table: 2021 Season Q&A

With the NHL season just a week away, Islanders hockey continues to inch closer and closer. The bar has been raised from last season after the Isles got within two games of the Stanley Cup Finals. So now it’s time to find out if this team is ready to take ...

Read More »

For Better or Worse, Real Islanders Showed Up to Game 2

The first game of the Eastern Conference Finals was a forgettable one for the New York Islanders and the prevailing sentiment was that the team would be ready for Game 2. They were. What we saw last night was Islanders hockey; the good and the bad associated with it. The ...

Read More »

Islanders Have Nothing to Prove, But Advancing Would Speak Volumes

The New York Islanders buck the trend. No individual tendency in particular, just generally. Chemistry, intensity, and focus — as well as elite leadership corps on the bench — have carried this team to the brink of the National Hockey League’s final four. That’s awfully impressive. This is an organization that’s ...

Read More »

Brasqo: Deadline Additions By Lou Send A Message

NY Islanders General Manager Lou Lamoriello makes a statement to his players by acquiring JG Pageau and Andy Greene. He has confidence in this group to make a push for the Stanley Cup. Well Isles fans, if there was any doubt before the trade deadline, you can certainly throw those ...

Read More »

This Islanders Run Is Absolutely Something Special

Well, look at what we have here? All that worrying over Lou Lamoriello’s inactive summer, for what? Sure, it’s still extremely early on in the 2019-2020 campaign, but these New York Islanders are absolutely something special. You can feel it. We all can. There’s an energy to it all. Even ...

Read More »

Taub: Yormark Dropped The Ball with Isles

First reported last night by Bloomberg, Brett Yormark, the CEO of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center, is stepping down from his position as the franchise transitions to a new owner, Joe Tsai. Yormark became the head of the Nets and Barclays back in 2005 and was at the forefront of the ...

Read More »

Brasqo: A Voice Of Reason – The Anders Lee Situation

Anxiety and frustration continue to plague the New York Islanders fan base for the second consecutive year, with both UFA captain, Anders Lee, and Vezina trophy finalist, Robin Lehner, left unsigned. So I, much like most if not all of the New York Islanders fan-base, continue to press the “refresh” ...

Read More »

We Can And We Shouldn’t

When looking at the biggest needs for the Islanders, a dynamic offensive play is first on the list.  Isles Twitter has agreed that Toronto darling (or maybe villain at this point) Mitch Marner is the Islanders number one target.  Due to the cap issues the Leafs are having, they are ...

Read More »