May 9th, 2016 In International Hockey, New York Islanders, News 0 comments

Less than 24 hours after his New York Islanders were eliminated from the postseason, the Russian Ice Hockey Federation has announced that Nikolay Kulemin will join Team Russia at the 2016 World Championship in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. The Isles took a 4-0 Game 5 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday, extinguishing their Stanley...

May 5th, 2016 In New York Islanders 0 comments

Ryan Strome did not envision a season like this. Coming off of a 50-point season a year ago, there were high expectations for the 2011 fifth overall pick. Strome went from starting the season on the top line to the press box. The 22-year-old forward was scratched for Game 3 Tuesday night. It was the third time Capuano benched Strome in these...

May 4th, 2016 In Islanders Goaltending, New York Islanders 0 comments

There is no doubt the New York Islanders Game 3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning is a tough pill to swallow. They were 38.4 seconds away from taking a two games to one lead in the series. But Tampa's Nikita Kucherov changed all that. The Islanders have no choice but to bounce back. If they don't they will be packing up for their off-season in the...

May 2nd, 2016 In New York Islanders 0 comments

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, as expected, were swept by the Toronto Marlies in the first round of the AHL Playoffs. The Sound Tigers' loss is now the Islanders' gain as the team recalled six players, forming this year's "Black Aces". http://gty.im/52440037 The Origins Why the name? It goes back to the Old West, when Wild Bill Hickok was shot...

April 30th, 2016 In Islanders Goaltending 0 comments

Isn’t it amazing how quickly fan sentiment can change in the NHL playoffs? Isn’t it fascinating how drastically one’s reputation can rise or fall? Just two weeks ago, Islanders’ fans were holding their breath at the thought of Thomas Greiss starting in goal for the team’s first-round series against the Panthers. And now they’re all...

April 29th, 2016 In Anaheim Ducks, Florida Panthers, New York Islanders 0 comments

The New York Rangers. The Philadelphia Flyers. The Detroit Red Wings. The Chicago Blackhawks. Some of the financial powerhouses in hockey are now eliminated from post-season contention. The Rangers, the highest-valued NHL team by Forbes magazine, bowed out in round one without much of a fight. The Blackhawks, to their credit, did put up a...

April 28th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, New York Islanders, Top Stories 0 comments

Boy, is it a good time to be an Islanders fan. The team just won its first playoff series in 23 years and has grabbed an early lead on the Lightning in the Conference Semifinals. Meanwhile, the Rangers have already cleaned out their lockers, the Mets and Yankees are still a couple of months away from relevance, the Jets and Giants are further away...

April 26th, 2016 In Islanders History, New York Islanders 0 comments

Moving forward in the Stanley Cup playoffs, The Hockey Writers will be taking a short look at the past successes of the final eight teams left in the postseason. When was the last time they reached the Stanley Cup Finals? How long has it been since they hoisted the Cup? Starting in the Eastern Conference, the New York Islanders let the league...

April 26th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, New York Islanders, Top Stories 0 comments

Before Sunday night, before his last-gasp equalizer and his brilliant double-overtime winner and his team’s first playoff series victory in 23 years, John Tavares had already begun to rewrite his playoff reputation. But Holy Christ – or should we say, “Holy Greiss?” – what a plot twist we were in for. In a span of about 30 minutes...

April 25th, 2016 In Islanders History, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

After Game 6 Sunday Night at Barclays Center between the New York Islanders and the Florida Panthers, you could hear all over Long Island and Brooklyn "Yes, Yes, Yes." The infamous streak of 23 years of not winning a playoff series is over for the Islanders organization. To put it into perspective the last time the Isles won a playoff series...

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