Home / Tag Archives: Islanders

Tag Archives: Islanders

Cal Clutterbuck Back to Sparking Islanders

Although it’s come in an extremely small sample size, New York Islanders third-line forward Cal Clutterbuck has appeared to re-embrace the physical, agitational play he built his career on, which in turn reignited the rest of his game. Clutterbuck seemed to abandon his hallmark, “do something” attitude in favor of ...

Read More »

Islanders Lose to Preds; Recap & Random Thoughts

The New York Islanders lost their home opener, 4-3, to the Nashville Predators in front of over 12,000 fans at the Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn. The Islanders controlled the puck for most of the game’s first few minutes but Viktor Arvidsson broke off toward the net, made a between-the-legs ...

Read More »

Random Thoughts from Islanders’ OT Opening Night Win

Valtteri Filppula scored the Islanders’ first goal of the season, Thomas Greiss stopped 45-of-46 shots in regulation, and the Isles beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 in overtime for their first win of the season. Mathew Barzal did an excellent job of drawing a tripping penalty to give the Isles a ...

Read More »

Islanders Are Sending Mixed Signals, Put Youth Movement On Hold

In a tweet from Arthur Staple of The Athletic, the New York Islanders’ expected opening night lineups were revealed. Needless to say, I think we were all a bit befuddled by the initial (and tentative) lines and defensive pairings for Thursday night’s opener against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, especially ...

Read More »

For the New York Islanders, There is Clearly Life After JT

  I’m starting to think that after losing John Tavares this past offseason, things won’t be as bad as some of us think for the New York Islanders. At the time, it felt like the future of this organization took a sharp left-turn into a bridge embankment. Alas, there is life after ...

Read More »

New Culture, Accountability, Captaincy, Breakout Players for the Islanders

Well, here we are just 51 (Frans Nielsen) days from the puck to drop on the 2018-19 season. The offseason was interesting for sure, to say the least. Don’t worry this isn’t another article about pajama boy because we are all sick of hearing about him (except leafs fans of ...

Read More »

Let The Fisherman Die

With a little over a month until training camps begin – all has been pretty quiet in Islanders’ land as of late regarding player personnel. With the coaching staff  being further solidified with the recent appointment of Piero Greco as head goaltending coach, and Mitch Korn coming aboard as Director ...

Read More »

12 Years of Incompetence

The most talked about human being on any train heading to Brooklyn, website with the word “Isles” in it, and any fan wearing Blue and Orange for the past 3 years is the infamous Garth Snow. An entire trend on Twitter with the hashtag “SnowMustGo”, chants from passionate fans during ...

Read More »

Dear John

This letter was submitted by a reader that requested in be posted anonymously. Dear John, For years you have patiently waited for support from the franchise that selected you first overall in the 2009 Draft. You’ve expressed unequivocal faith in coaches and management like the loyal, corporate soldier you are – ...

Read More »

Making the case for Andrew Ladd

Trigger warning: I’m breaking up the second line. They say that no player should lose his job to injury, yet that is virtually what has happened to Andrew Ladd this season. The 32-year-old left winger was playing well on the Islanders second line before it was cool. Skating alongside Mat ...

Read More »