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Griffin Reinhart could be a candidate to fill out the Islanders' defense. (Shoot the Breeze Photography)

Should the Islanders Trade Griffin Reinhart?

Earlier this week, the Islanders made headlines as they signed defenseman Nick Leddy to a 7 year extension.  My THW colleague Pete Judge did an excellent piece on why that […]

Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy were some of Garth Snow's biggest hauls during the 2014 offseason, and they have certainly paid their dividends. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

Nick Leddy’s Big Contract is a Steal

News came down yesterday that Nick Leddy, the top-pairing defenseman who alongside Johnny Boychuk has helped finally solidify the position for the New York Islanders, had signed a 7-year extension […]

by · February 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Advanced Stats, New York Islanders
Chris Stewart will be a hot commodity at the trade deadline. (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports)

Should the Islanders Pursue Grit Rather than Skill?

With the Islanders forward depth having taken a major hit recently with the loss of Mikhail Grabovski and potential loss of Frans Nielsen, Islander fans are again discussing team needs […]

Keith Yandle

Would Keith Yandle Fit with the Islanders?

With the trade deadline coming up, Islander fans like every teams fans are discussing what needs their team has and who they think the team should attempt to acquire to […]

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Could Jagr Be the Islanders Gaborik?

With the trade deadline getting closer, the Islanders are in an odd position, being a buyer rather than a seller.  Over the years, it had been customary for the Islanders to […]

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)

Carolina Hurricanes Astonishing Jekyll and Hyde Routine

View image | gettyimages.com The Carolina Hurricanes are nothing if not entertaining. One night they go out and look horrible, giving rise to incendiary fan frustration. The next night they […]

Michael Grabner stepped up his play after returning from the Olympics, but has been sidelined lately due to a concussion. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

New York Rivalry: On The Verge of A New Golden Age

Anyone who doesn’t think a playoff series between the Rangers and Islanders would be incredibly, tremendously, fabulously, unfathomably, unbearably and insanely epic, really does need to see a doctor. Monday […]

Michael Grabner stepped up his play after returning from the Olympics, but has been sidelined lately due to a concussion. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Five Keys to Tonight’s Islanders/Rangers Clash

The New York Islanders are on the verge of a season sweep over their bitter rivals from Manhattan, but tonight’s game will feature two less stars than previous meetings. With Kyle Okposo and […]

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 […]

Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy were some of Garth Snow's biggest hauls during the 2014 offseason, and they have certainly paid their dividends. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

Will Johnny Boychuk Be an Islander Long Term?

From the time the Islanders acquired Johnny Boychuk on October 4th, skeptics were raising questions as to if the Islanders would be able to keep the defenseman past this season. […]

by · February 13, 2015 · 4 comments · New York Islanders
The "fisherman" uniform was worn for only a short time, but it has been burned forever in the minds of hockey fans.

Awe Fish Sticks: Top New York Islanders Who Wore It

Once upon a time lived a fisherman. Legend has it he forgot to change the light bulb in the lighthouse and didn’t last very long. Save for his recent cameo […]

by · February 10, 2015 · 1 comment · New York Islanders
Anders Lee has figured prominently into the Islanders' offense as of late and is a great low-risk option for fantasy managers in the playoffs. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Islanders Lee Making Case for Rookie of the Year

Islanders fans have always been high on Anders Lee and he didn’t let them down as he scored his first NHL goal on his first shot in the NHL back […]