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Toli covers all things related to the New York Islanders for The Hockey Writers. A diehard fan of Long Island's only professional sports franchise, anyone looking to talk hockey or sports can feel free to contact him on Facebook by searching/messaging Toli Metter and on twitter by searching @ToliMetterTHW.

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Recent Articles by Anatoliy

Justin Goldman and Mike Valley have teamed up to write an extensive and all-encompassing book on the art of goaltending. (Published independently by Mike Valley and Justin Goldman)

Book Review – The Power Within: Discovering The Path To Elite Goaltending

“Every goalie wants to be seen at their best, but unless you are mentally and physically prepared, more often than not, you will walk away disappointed.” – Justin Goldman While […]

by · April 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey Books
Ilya Bryzgalov has made a steady transition from Edmonton to Minnesota and has amassed a very formidable 4-0-2 record for the Wild while the team's netminding situation has been anything steady. (Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports)

Fantasy Hockey: Playoff Pickups Under 25% Owned (Goalies)

With the fantasy hockey season coming to a close in about a week or so, fantasy managers are probably scrambling to tweak their lineups in any way that they can. […]

by · April 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
Roman Josi is paired with Shea Weber on Nashville's first defensive unit, and the results have been excellent thus far. (Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports)

Fantasy Hockey: Playoff Pickups Under 25% Owned (Defense)

With the fantasy hockey playoffs already in gear in most fantasy formats, there are undoubtedly a slew of managers that are scrambling to add any helpful element to their team […]

by · March 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
Carl Soderberg might be playing on Boston's third line, but he has been consistently contributing as a dual-position forward. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

Fantasy Hockey: Playoff Pickups Under 25% Owned (Forwards)

With the majority of fantasy hockey leagues already in the playoffs, every move that managers might make in the coming days and weeks will most likely be magnified incrementally. Picking […]

by · March 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
Islanders fans certainly weren't pleased when seeing this image on their computer or TV screens during the 2014 Olympics, but could Tavares' injury benefit the Islanders somehow?

Injuries A Benefit In Disguise For New York Islanders?

Over the last month, New York Islanders fans have seemingly been through the ringer. With John Tavares tearing his MCL and meniscus at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Thomas Vanek […]

by · March 27, 2014 · 0 comments · New York Islanders
Q & A With 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Ty Edmonds

Q & A With 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Ty Edmonds

Over the last couple of seasons, rookie goaltenders have seemingly made a tremendous impact in the CHL. Last year, goalies such as Alex Nedeljkovic came into the Plymouth Whalers’ organization […]

by · March 24, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
2014 NHL Draft: Top Draft-Eligible Prospect Goalies (Europe)

2014 NHL Draft: Top Draft-Eligible Prospect Goalies (Europe)

Back in January, CSS released its midterm rankings of the best North American and European skaters and goalies. While familiar names such as Samuel Bennet, Aaron Ekblad, and Sam Reinhart […]

by · March 24, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Nostalgia anyone? The Penguins' third jerseys certainly stood out during the mid-90s. (Photo Credit: Classic Auctions)

The Best NHL Third Alternate Jerseys (’90s Edition)

Over the last two decades, third alternate jerseys have been a staple for most NHL teams. From the dazzling, to the unappealing, and to those gone too soon – alternate […]

by · March 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey History
Chase Perry was the no. 4 ranked netminder in CSS's midterm rankings.

Q & A With 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Chase Perry

Over the last several years, Thomas (Chase) Perry has shown a significant amount of growth as a young and budding North American goaltender. After spending three years in Andover High […]

by · February 26, 2014 · 1 comment · NHL Entry Draft
Mikael Backlund has been one of Calgary's key offensive contributors as of late and could be a useful pick-up as he is seeing top-six minutes. (Icon SMI)

Fantasy Hockey: Five Forwards To Watch Under 20% Owned

With NHL hockey returning tonight, North American hockey fans can breathe a collective sigh of relief when their respective teams hit the ice this week. Although there is only one […]

by · February 25, 2014 · 1 comment · Fantasy
Edwin Minney has worked hard over the last two years to earn his high midterm CSS ranking. (Tom Sorensen/USHL)

Q & A With 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Edwin Minney

Standing tall at over 6’4″ and weighing in at slightly under 200 lbs., Edwin Minney is poised to be one of the top netminders available for the 2014 NHL Entry […]

by · February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft, USHL
Matt Mancina was the no. 18 ranked goalie on CSS's midterm rankings. (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

2014 NHL Draft: Draft-Eligible Darkhorse Goalies (North America)

With the 2014 NHL Entry Draft still more than four months away, hockey fans might not be in gear to catch up on all of the draft-eligible prospects coming into […]

by · February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft