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Author: Max Leibowitz

Columbus Blue Jackets: Winners of the Off-Season Thus Far

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Columbus Blue Jackets are currently winning the 2021 NHL offseason.   In a tough Metropolitan Division, the Blue Jackets are among the bottom tier. They are a borderline rebuilding team who recently experienced their first taste of success with a sweep over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2019 NHL playoffs.    However, their rebuilding phase is being sped up after the first few weeks of the offseason. General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen has made multiple moves that have been, in my opinion, extremely beneficial to the team’s future.   The first move Kekalainen made was...

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Nassau Coliseum: The Best Home-Ice Advantage In The NHL

Reading Time: 3 minutesNassau Coliseum: home to the New York Islanders since 1972. “The Barn,” as referred to by Islanders fans, is a very unique arena. It happens to be one of the smallest arenas in the NHL, only holding 14,500 people. Although it is very small, it happens to be the loudest. The fans give the Islanders the ultimate feeling of “home-ice advantage” as Nassau Coliseum is always rocking during a game. With constant chants, taunting, and singing: let’s evaluate how beneficial it is for the Islanders to play at the Coliseum.  Regardless if the fans are present...

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What is Next for the Rangers after the David Quinn Firing?

Reading Time: 3 minutesDisastrous head coach David Quinn was relieved from his duties following a lot of speculation about what the Rangers would do. He owned a record of 96-87-25 over his three seasons with the Rangers, which included one “postseason” experience where they got swept in the first round of the COVID bubble by the Hurricanes. Now, looking at this record you may be thinking he is not that bad. However, he tends to strategize his lines poorly. Quinn liked to change his line pairs continuously which led to a lack of development in chemistry between some players....

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Tom Wilson: The Ultimate Goon

Reading Time: 2 minutesHe does it again folks! Tom Wilson just made another highlight-reel play, but not in a good way. Wilson is known to be the dirtiest player in the league after countless cheap shots and hits from behind. But his play against the Rangers on Monday might just be the best one yet. After the play was over, Pavel Buchnevich lightly tapped Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek. Tom Wilson was clearly unhappy with that, so he decided to take action. No, he did not get into a verbal disagreement or shoving match. Instead, he did something that could...

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What are the Playoff Expectations for the Islanders?

Reading Time: 3 minutesWell, here we are. The NHL regular season has come to an end. This season has been very unique, as there are many less games scheduled and the divisions are split up differently than usual. Although the layout of this current NHL season is different, the winning ways of the Islanders has remained the same. The New York Islanders have a current record of 31-15-5 which is good for 67 points and third place in the Mass Mutual East Division. This year has been a roller coaster for the Islanders as they had some really hot...

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