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Recent Articles by Anatoliy

Brian Kennedy's book, "Coming Down The Mountain," is a great read for those that want to re-examine the Summit Series and its meaning - both in the past and present.

Book Review: Coming Down The Mountain

“It was ‘us’ versus the big ‘evil other.’ Our guys banded together, despite early setbacks, to win. ‘The goal’ was a never-to-be-forgotten moment of triumph that united a large and […]

by · September 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey Books
Fantasy Hockey: Five Draft Day Sleepers (Defense)

Fantasy Hockey: Five Draft Day Sleepers (Defense)

For the last few months, hockey fans have been patiently waiting for the start of the ’14-’15 NHL season. While training camp might be just around the corner, fans are […]

by · September 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
(Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports)

Fantasy Hockey: Five Potential Draft Day Sleepers (Forwards)

With the 2014-2015 NHL season fast approaching and training camps just around the corner, fantasy managers are probably gearing up for their respective fantasy drafts. While wingers, pivots, defensemen, and […]

by · September 8, 2014 · 1 comment · Fantasy
Jonathan Bernier and James Reimer are each one half of the single biggest reason why the Maple Leafs sit third in the Atlantic Division (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

Fantasy Hockey: Goalie Tandems To Watch In 2014-2015

The 2014-2015 NHL regular season might still be a couple of months away, but that doesn’t mean that fantasy hockey managers haven’t started to do their research in the meantime. […]

by · July 31, 2014 · 1 comment · Fantasy
Eamon McAdam (Mark Selders/Penn State Athletic Communications)

New York Islanders: Goaltending Depth No Longer An Issue

After signing Jaroslav Halak and Chad Johnson during the 2014 offseason, the New York Islanders will go into the 2014-2015 NHL season with arguably the strongest goalie tandem that they have […]

by · July 28, 2014 · 1 comment · New York Islanders
The Hockey Saint is a great read for hockey fans of any age. (Animal Media Group)

Book Review: The Hockey Saint

Written by Howard Shapiro, “The Hockey Saint” might not be your typical hockey book, but it sure one that could be gobbled up by readers of all ages. Being a […]

by · July 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey Books
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)

5 Must-Watch Islanders Games In 2014-2015

For hockey fans, summer time might just be synonymous with a waiting period of three months. Without any games being played, the NHL Draft, free agency, rookie camps, and scrimmages […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments · New York Islanders
John Tavares is the unquestioned leader of the New York Islanders. (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)

New York Islanders Social Media Guide

With the NHL Draft, free agency, and the prospect scrimmage already finished, Islanders fans must be anxiously awaiting the start of the hockey season as the days wind down to the […]

by · July 14, 2014 · 0 comments · New York Islanders
Rumor mills, as usual, have been rumbling, but it's anyone's best guess if the New York Islanders will trade anyone from their active roster. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

New York Islanders: Trade For A Defenseman Imminent?

After signing Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin, Islanders fans undoubtedly felt some relief as Garth Snow was able to land two pieces that figure to be an important part of […]

by · July 7, 2014 · 3 comments · New York Islanders
Michael Dal Colle (Terry Wilson /OHL Images)

2014 NHL Draft: New York Islanders Recap

With the 2014 NHL Entry Draft finished, New York Islanders fans were definitely treated to some drama, suspense, and interesting decisions on both days of the draft proceedings. When all […]

by · June 29, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Logan Halladay had a spectacular season with the Janesville Jets and found himself with the no. 16 overall CSS ranking out of all ranked North American goalies. (Janesville Jets/NAHL)

Logan Halladay – The Next Ones: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Logan Halladay THW Close-Up: Team: Janesville Jets/Bloomington Thunder Date of Birth: 08/17/1996 Place of Birth: Cary, North Carolina Ht: 6’ 0.5″     Wt:  188 lbs Catches: Left Position: Goalie NHL Draft Eligibility: 2014 Twitter: @LogyHallo THW Ranking: 127 Other Rankings: ISS: N/A […]

by · June 28, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft
2014 NHL Draft: Ranking The Best Goalies

2014 NHL Draft: Ranking The Best Goalies

With the 2014 NHL Entry Draft almost upon us, hockey fans have undoubtedly already caught up with all of the big names that could be selected on Friday and Saturday. […]

by · June 27, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft