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

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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
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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 […]

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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 · 2 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
Led by Kyle Okposo and John Tavares, the New York Islanders have been a resilient bunch, and it has helped them become one of the most successful teams in the NHL during the early portions of the '14-'15 hockey season. (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Does Okposo Injury Change Islanders’ Trade Deadline Targets?

Any hockey fan will tell you that it’s absolutely devastating when one’s team loses a key player during an important stretch of the regular season – and that’s precisely the […]

by · January 27, 2015 · 0 comments · New York Islanders
NHL goaltenders donned helmet cameras for the 2014 Stadium Series games

Does GoPro-NHL Partnership Make Sense?

With the NHL/NHLPA announcing late last week that the league will be teaming up with GoPro to provide live hockey footage with the use of GoPro’s popular line of cameras, […]

by · January 26, 2015 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
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Fantasy Hockey: Goalie Pick-ups Under 40% Owned

With the NHL All-Star break coming up, fantasy managers are probably thankful for an off-week in which they can tinker with their lineups without having the added pressure of winning […]

by · January 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Fantasy
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Film Review – Hockey Barn: Long Island

For the last four-plus decades, New York Islanders fans have called the Nassau Coliseum their second home. Dubbed with various monikers over its years of existence, “Fort Neverlose” has truly […]

by · January 19, 2015 · 2 comments · New York Islanders
Mike Hoffman has been a pleasant surprise for the Ottawa Senators, and he certainly could be one in many fantasy hockey leagues as well. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

Fantasy Hockey: Sleepers, Streakers, or Short-term Keepers?

With more than half of the fantasy hockey season already played in most fantasy hockey settings, managers have undoubtedly been gearing up for the stretch-run over the last couple of […]

by · January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Fantasy
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Fantasy Hockey: Streaking Defensemen Under 25% Owned

With the fantasy hockey season in full swing, managers have undoubtedly gone through their fair share of ups and downs by the mid-way mark of the NHL regular season. While […]

by · January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Fantasy