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

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
(Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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
(Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports)

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
(Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE)

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
Anders Lee and the word replaceable simply do not go together right now as the forward has meant everything, and more, to the New York Islanders thus far. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

The Value Of Anders Lee

“I watch (Anders) Lee for (the Islanders), he’s at the net all the time, so that frees up other people. To me you need guys like that.” –┬áMike Babcock,┬áHead Coach […]

by · December 30, 2014 · 3 comments · New York Islanders
Michael Frolik, along with Mark Scheifele and Mathieu Perreault have been a force to be reckoned with for the Winnipeg Jets as they have been providing consisten offense for their team during the month of December. (Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports)

Fantasy Hockey: Streaking Forwards Under 25% Owned

As Christmas Eve approaches, fantasy managers undoubtedly have some skaters or goalies that they hope will appear in their league’s free agent pool. With the “meat” of the fantasy hockey […]

by · December 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
Is Jack Capuano the coach to lead the Islanders on a deep Stanley Cup Playoffs run? That's anyone's best guess right now, and only time will tell if Capuano will be the coach to lead the Islanders to Lord Stanley's Cup. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Jack Capuano: From The Hot Seat To The Top Seat

Ever since replacing Scott Gordon as head coach of the New York Islanders in November 2010, Jack Capuano’s fate with the Isles has been somewhat of a question mark. Guiding […]

by · December 22, 2014 · 6 comments · New York Islanders
Calvin Pickard has performed very admirably in place of an injured Semyon Varlamov, but he has some real tests coming up against the Penguins, Red Wings, Blues, and Blackhawks. (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

Fantasy Hockey: Trending Backup Goalies

With the fantasy hockey season well under way, managers have undoubtedly tweaked their lineups by this point of the hockey season. Dealing with injuries and/or inconsistencies, there have probably been […]

by · December 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
(Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

Brock Nelson Becoming Table-Setter For New York Islanders

Over the last two years, Islanders fans have watched Brock Nelson mature right in front of their eyes. Having paid his dues at the AHL level, as well as at […]

by · December 5, 2014 · 2 comments · New York Islanders
The Goaltenders' Union sure will appeal to goalie enthusiasts everywhere.

Book Review – The Goaltenders’ Union: Hockey’s Greatest Puckstoppers, Acrobats, And Flakes

Since hockey’s inception as a sport, the goalie position has been a point of intrigue for fans, players, coaches, and all those that have followed the game with some regularity. […]

by · December 5, 2014 · 1 comment · Hockey Books