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Three Keys: Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders

On paper, the series between the Washington Capitals and New York Islanders seems very even. Both teams finished with 101 points, and each won 2 games in the season series. […]

The Blues are a team that can expect scoring from all four lines (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

Blues Over Islanders: An Unbiased Stanley Cup Bracket

It has been 12 years since yours truly has been able to put together an unbiased Stanley Cup playoff bracket. When your team qualifies for the playoffs for 10 straight […]

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)

Has Anders Lee Earned a Long Term Contract?

Amid the Islanders success this season, one player who really surprised a lot of people is forward Anders Lee.  Following last season where he posted 14 points in 22 games, Lee signed […]

by · April 13, 2015 · 0 comments · New York Islanders
Four-plus decades and four championships later, the Nassau Coliseum will close its doors to be renovated as the Islanders will move to Brooklyn.

Farewell, Fort NeverLose

My father worked at the New York Telephone Company with a man named Mr. Gerby. When I was in high school in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Mr. Gerby […]

by · April 12, 2015 · 0 comments · New York Islanders
Jaroslav Halak has been a rock in the Isles' crease this season, and the goalie would certainly need to bring his A-game in a playoff match-up with the Rangers. (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Could Halak’s “Flyers Flub” Doom the Islanders?

It stood to be a signature moment in the New York Islanders’ season. Trailing the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night by three goals, the Islanders staged a comeback over the […]

by · April 10, 2015 · 0 comments · New York Islanders
Solid offensively, more than reliable and trustworthy on the defensive side of the puck, special teams weapon. How can one begin to gauge Nielsen's worth? (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Q & A with Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders

When The Hockey Writers spoke with New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen three weeks ago his team was in a far more comfortable playoff position than they are at press […]

by · April 9, 2015 · 0 comments · New York Islanders
Long Island’s 1st Hockey Championship, 50 Years Later

Long Island’s 1st Hockey Championship, 50 Years Later

No New York Islanders fan will forget May 24, 1980. Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final against the Philadelphia Flyers at Nassau Coliseum. Bob Nystrom redirects a pass from […]

Tyler Kennedy brings experience to the Isles' bottom-six and could be a good insurance option should anything happen to any of New York's forwards. (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports)

Will Kennedy Stick with Isles?

At the trade deadline a couple of weeks ago, the Islanders surprised some as they acquired Tyler Kennedy from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a conditional draft pick. […]

Jaroslav Halak has been a rock in the Isles' crease this season, and the goalie would certainly need to bring his A-game in a playoff match-up with the Rangers. (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Game of Numbers: New York Islanders Edition

The Game of Numbers is an exclusive THW series looking at upcoming milestones around the NHL. Each team will be looked at individually in three parts – individual player milestones, franchise player […]

by · March 31, 2015 · 0 comments · New York Islanders
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Grabovski’s Absence Troubling Islanders

Since losing Mikhail Grabovski to an “upper body injury” (concussion) after a hit from Nashville’s Eric Nystrom, the Islanders are 2-5-2 and losing ground in the Metropolitan Division. Nystrom’s hit […]

Michael Grabner is always a threat for a breakaway when he is on the ice and has been a big reason for New York's success this season. (Icon SMI)

Are Michael Grabner’s Islander Days Numbered?

Michael Grabner arrived with the Islanders in time for the 2010/2011 NHL season after the team claimed him on waivers from the Florida Panthers.  Grabner burst on the scene in […]

by · March 25, 2015 · 0 comments · New York Islanders
Joshua Ho-Sang was viewed as a controversial player by many teams, but he was simply too good to be passed on when Garth Snow traded back into the first round for a late selection. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Josh Ho-Sang Still Facing Undeserved Criticism

“There are guys ahead of me who are nowhere near me.” Josh Ho-Sang’s comments in a Toronto Sun article just before the 2014 NHL draft were, for many hockey fans, […]

by · March 24, 2015 · 0 comments · New York Islanders, OHL, Prospects