Anatoliy Metter

Anatoliy Metter
In his third year with The Hockey Writers, Toli covers all things related to the New York Islanders. Focusing on the Islanders, the NHL Draft & draft-eligible prospect goalies, and hockey history, Toli can be contacted on Facebook by searching/messaging Toli Metter and on twitter by searching @ToliMetterTHW.

Recent Articles by Anatoliy

Evan Smith's height conjures up not too distant memories of Anthony Stolarz being highly coveted by NHL teams before the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. [photo: Amy Irvin]

NAHL Becoming Staple Of Goalie Development

Over the last few years, the North American Hockey League (NAHL) has built up a reputation of being one of the best junior hockey leagues in America. Rivaling the likes […]

by · March 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Prospects
Alex Tanguay has continued to show that age hasn't impacted his production. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Fantasy Hockey: Streaking Playoff Pick-ups Under 30% Owned

With the fantasy hockey season nearing an end, fantasy managers that are still in their league’s playoff bracket are undoubtedly making any changes that could improve their chances of winning […]

by · March 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Fantasy
The Islanders must sustain their level of play going into the Stanley Cup Playoffs and cannot afford to falter at such a late stage in the regular season. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

New York Islanders Still Face Must-Win Games

With only 13 regular season games left on the NHL schedule, hockey fans are either pondering about who their team could be facing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, how their […]

by · March 13, 2015 · 0 comments · New York Islanders
Designed by Branden Otto, his new jersey design pays tribute to the Nassau Coliseum. (Branden Otto/OttoArt)

Nassau Coliseum Honored With New Jersey Design

Over the last four-plus decades, the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum has been the home of the New York Islanders. Dubbed “Fort Neverlose” because of the Islanders’ dominance in the Stanley […]

by · March 7, 2015 · 0 comments · New York Islanders
The New York Islanders didn't need to make any immediate moves during this deadline day, but the moves that they made solidified their team nonetheless.

Why Garth Snow’s Trade Deadline Was A Success

After much speculation, the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline went by relatively quietly for Garth Snow and the New York Islanders. Making a goalie swap that saw Chad Johnson traded to the […]

by · March 3, 2015 · 0 comments · New York Islanders
Jonas Gustavsson has shown no ill effects since returning from an injury that kept him out of the Red Wings' lineup since November. (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

Fantasy Hockey: 7 Goalies To Consider Adding

With the fantasy hockey season winding down – and most formats heading into the playoffs – managers are probably gearing up for the last few weeks of the regular season. While […]

by · March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Fantasy
(Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)

Fantasy Hockey: Restocking On Rearguards

Over the next several weeks, fantasy managers will likely be scrambling to make some last-second additions to their lineup. Hoping that these players – whoever they may be – will […]

by · February 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Fantasy
(Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

Fantasy Hockey: Surviving The Goalie Gauntlet

With the fantasy hockey playoffs a little more than four weeks away, fantasy managers are undoubtedly tightening up their lineups in preparation for the stretch-run. While certain teams might have […]

by · February 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Fantasy
The Islanders and Rangers have had an intense rivalry for quite a while now and their last match-up at Nassau Coliseum could be one to remember. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)

Are The Rangers A Matchup Nightmare For The Islanders?

Over the last two decades, Islanders fans haven’t had much of a chance to sit back and ponder who their team could potentially match up with in the postseason. Making […]

(Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Fantasy Hockey: 5 Forwards On Fire

With the stretch-run in full effect in most fantasy hockey leagues, managers have undoubtedly been looking for the best pick-ups that they can find in their respective leagues. Be it […]

by · February 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Fantasy
What the Leafs won't be doing this summer? Playing hockey. (Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE)

Would Phil Kessel To Islanders Work?

Over the last several weeks, hockey fans have undoubtedly acquainted themselves with the struggles of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Having lost 11 straight games before downing the Edmonton Oilers on […]

by · February 9, 2015 · 3 comments · New York Islanders
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An Open Letter To Al Arbour

Dear Al Arbour; By now, most – if not all – of Islanders Country has heard about your state of health. As a sign of respect from classy and loyal […]

by · February 1, 2015 · 6 comments · New York Islanders