Reading Time: < 1 minuteThe morning of August 6th, the Islanders crossed off “objective #1” on their offseason checklist by resigning shutdown defenseman Adam Pelech. The 26-year-old star has been vital to the Islanders’ success ever since he became a full-time NHLer in 2016. This past season he tallied 14 points (4G, 10A), 66 hits, 25 takeaways, and a +/- score of 15 in 56 games played. Yesterday Pelech inked the 8-year deal worth 46 million in total with an AAV of 5.75. Even though 8 years is too much for a player who is about to turn 27...Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Seattle Kraken expansion draft: where a brand new team gets the opportunity to select a player from 31 different teams, is rapidly approaching. This is the second time in 4 years where teams have to expose multiple players, including veterans, and every franchise is probably going to have a different strategy going into this. Lou Lamoriello, who is one of the top General Managers in the league, has to make some tough decisions for his team. Who should the Islanders protect from the expansion draft? New York is in an amazing situation goalie-wise. After Ilya...Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutesThe New York Islanders for the second consecutive season have been eliminated in the Semi-final to the Tampa Bay Lightning. After losing in 2OT of Game 6 last season, New York lasted 7 games with the defending champions and after losses in crucial games such as this one, there is usually someone to point a figure for the reason for the loss. So in game 7, who is to blame? It looked as if the Lightning were going to win this series in six games after a dominating game 5 performance in Amalie Arena. But...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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