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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 · 0 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 · 0 comments · Hockey Books
Nielsen might not be the most outspoken member of the Islanders, but he has clearly led by example since becoming a mainstay with New York. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)

The Evolution Of Frans Nielsen

He’s always been very serious and very driven. I’m not at all surprised that he’s reached his goal. I remember when he was a kid, and we’d watch Herning’s games […]

by · December 3, 2014 · 0 comments · New York Islanders
Fantasy Hockey: Five Defensemen To Monitor For December

Fantasy Hockey: Five Defensemen To Monitor For December

With the fantasy hockey season about to enter the month of December, fantasy managers will potentially be tasked with making some necessary tweaks to their rosters. Of course, replacing a […]

by · November 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
How can you not be an interesting fantasy option - at the very least - when you're playing alongside Stamkos and Callahan? (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Fantasy Hockey: Five Top-Six Forwards Under 25% Owned

Over the last couple of weeks, there have been a number of line changes and tweaks that have impacted many fantasy managers. Whether replacing someone because of inconsistency or injury, […]

by · November 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
Ville Pokka was definitely an asset that was managed correctly by Garth Snow. (

Ville Pokka Paying Dividends For New York Islanders

Sure, Ville Pokka is no longer a member of the New York Islanders, but that doesn’t mean that he can’t be paying off for Garth Snow in the Isles in […]

by · November 26, 2014 · 1 comment · New York Islanders
Rob Vollman follows up his first installment of Hockey Abstract with a brilliant sequel - one that is worth it for any hockey fan to check out.

Book Review: Hockey Abstract (2014)

In a day and age where many hockey fans are starting to try to understand the complex worlds of Corsi, Fenwick, and advanced statistics in general, it’s nice to know […]

by · November 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey Books
The Dallas Stars usually have very good jersey designs, but this one definitely didn't have much appeal. (Photo Credit:

Five Forgettable NHL Jerseys From The Late 90s/Early 2000s

Over the years, NHL teams have released numerous jerseys that many hockey fans have simply fallen in love with. While hockey fans certainly have some sweaters that have a special place […]

by · November 24, 2014 · 32 comments · Hockey History
(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

New York Islanders: Three Keys To Three Straight Wins

During this past weekend, the New York Islanders played two key games against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Widely regarded by fans and analysts as a true measuring stick of the potential of […]

by · November 23, 2014 · 4 comments · New York Islanders
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Bob McKenzie Becomes Overnight Hero In Islanders Country

By saying six simple words in his retort to Mike Milbury last night, Bob McKenzie instantly endeared himself to New York Islanders fans. Milbury – who at the time was […]

by · November 20, 2014 · 6 comments · New York Islanders