The Islanders are one win away from the Stanley Cup Final. Eleven words I never, ever thought I’d write, type, or express in any form whatsoever. It’s exhilarating, perplexing, and, above all, nerve-wracking. For those of us who did not experience the dynastic era, this is the closest we’ve ever ...Read More »
What Does the Islanders’ Lineup Look Like When Beauvillier Returns?
While it’s difficult not to trust head coach Barry Trotz with how he constructs the lineup, there have been some headscratchers this season, namely, whenever Leo Komarov is playing. Be that as it may, there’s a method to his madness, as we’ve seen, and, at least as of late, the ...Read More »
Nichols: Islanders announce partnership with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty
The New York Islanders announced a multi-year partnership today with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. The partnership starts immediately for the remainder of the 2020-21 season and will continue as the franchises moves into their new home, UBS Arena at Belmont Park, for the 2021-22 season. “As a home-grown real ...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 »
Enjoying the Ride: Islanders’ 2020 Playoff Run Has Been Special and Foretelling
As of this column’s publication date, the Islanders hold a 3-2 series lead over the Philadelphia Flyers. It’s been a series of ups and downs (mostly ups) and in which the Islanders have demonstrated that they have as good of a shot to win the Stanley Cup as anyone does. ...Read More »
Lou Needs to Trade, But What Can He Trade?
As we draw closer to the trade deadline, Islander fans and Isles Twitter have grown restless as they watch their team’s weaknesses be exposed during every game that isn’t against the Detroit Red Wings. The last trade the New York Islanders have made as of January 29th, 2020, was the ...Read More »
2019 UFA Free Agents: Where Are They Now?
The 2019 offseason saw a few surprises. Goaltender Robin Lehner departed for Chicago on a two-year deal, Jordan Eberle returned to the New York Islanders for another five years. And then there was Artemi Panarin, who was the obvious big swing and miss. In the leading moments up to July 1, it ...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 »
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 ...Read More »
Islanders Riding High, Can’t Slow Down Now
The New York Islanders are playing a spirited, physical brand of hockey these days, riding the tone they’ve set to a 2-0 series lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins heading into Sunday’s pivotal Game 3 in Western Pennsylvania. Physicality has been a consistent part of playing “Islanders Hockey” since this new ...Read More »