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Taub: Maybe last night was exactly what the Islanders needed

Last night wasn’t exactly how the Islanders or their favs envisioned their first foray back in the Conference Finals in 27 years. They got embarrassed. The score —in which the final read 8-2 Lightning by the way — doesn’t take away from how brutal the team was from the moment ...

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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 ...

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Lamoriello Scores by Acquiring and Extending Pageau

Earlier today, the New York Islanders traded for forward J.G. Pageau in exchange for a conditional 2020 first-round pick, 2020 second-round pick and a conditional 2022 third-round pick. The real prize was what came after the trade, when general manager Lou Lamoriello inked Pageau to a six year, $30 million ...

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Islanders Rumor Mill: Ilya Sorokin

The rumor mill is churning today and Ilya Sorokin is supposedly in the mix. Earlier today, the New York Rangers recalled stud prospect Igor Shesterkin, and somehow it lead to a Sorokin rumor floating about. The status of Sorokin coming oversees from the KHL to the NHL is still certainly ...

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Time to Increase Oliver Wahlstrom’s Role

Lets start by saying absolutely no one should have any reason not to trust in Barry Trotz with his resume and as the reigning Jack Adams Award winner. However, since Jordan Eberle’s unfortunate injury, Trotz has consistently rolled out Tom Kuhnhackl at right wing on the first line. Although Mathew ...

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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” ...

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Luck Be A Lady Tonight

As a fanbase it is very difficult to wrap our heads around the fact that the Islanders have gone from sweeping away the Pittsburgh Penguins to being in danger of suffering the same fate at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes.  What has led to this and is there a ...

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Brasqo: Lack Of Respect And Extended Vacation

The New York Islanders sweep the mighty Pittsburgh Penguins, yet credit for their performance from major media outlets remain to be stagnant. No offense to the lovable Sparky, but Rodney Dangerfield would have been an honorary mascot for the current New York Islanders incarnation. Or maybe the super-hero dog, Underdog… ...

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