June 24th, 2016 In New York Islanders, News, NHL Entry Draft 0 comments

With the nineteenth pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the New York Islanders have selected forward Kieffer Bellows from the U.S. Under-18 National Team About Kieffer Bellows The son of former NHLer Brian Bellows, the 18-year-old scored 50 goals in 62 games this season. Bellows was the eighth American selected in the first round and the first by the...

June 24th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Islanders History, New York Islanders 0 comments

With the 2016 NHL Draft just hours away, TheHockeyWriters.com takes a look at ten of the worst Islanders first round picks of all-time. 10: Alex McKendry: Although Pat Price is considered by many as the Islanders' first real top pick bust, Price, after his legendary confrontation with Islanders coach Al Arbour, had a few solid seasons with the...

June 24th, 2016 In Islanders Goaltending, Islanders Management, New York Islanders 0 comments

The Islanders and their fans know how important this offseason is for the team. No one knows this more than GM Garth Snow. Snow has a tall order on his plate heading into this weekends NHL Draft and into free agency in two weeks. He needs to fix the offensive holes on the Islanders roster, find at least one top-line winger for John Tavares and...

June 24th, 2016 In Islanders History, New York Islanders, Top Stories 0 comments

The New York Islanders draft history has been an interesting one to say the least. On the eve of the 2016 NHL Draft, we look back at their top draft classes in history. 1972 The Islanders, along with the Atlanta Flames, became the 13th and 14th teams in the NHL. The expansion draft was held prior to the entry draft. Among their selections were...

June 23rd, 2016 In Islanders Transactions, New York Islanders, Video Games 0 comments

After advancing to the second round of the NHL playoffs for the first time since 1993, the New York Islanders face a difficult offseason, as they have to find a way to replace the contributions of potential unrestricted free agents Kyle Okposo, Matt Martin and Frans Nielsen. Although there are rumors that Nielsen’s agent and the Islanders are...

June 20th, 2016 In Free Agents, Islanders Management, New York Islanders, Top Stories 0 comments

We covered the potential, and almost assured loss, of Kyle Okposo last week and now we start this week by taking a look at the second of the Islanders' big three free agents heading into this offseason, Frans Nielsen. Nielsen, the much loved and longest-tenured Islander forward, is coming off a ridiculously team-friendly four-year, $11 million...

June 19th, 2016 In Islanders Management, New York Islanders 0 comments

At the end of last week New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow did an interview on SirusXM and showed his cards regarding pending unrestricted free agent Kyle Okposo. When asked about Okposo, Snow said “we wish him nothing but the best.” This is not a surprise for those who follow the Islanders. But make no mistake, the Islanders are...

June 17th, 2016 In New York Islanders 0 comments

If longtime Islanders Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo decide to leave the team via free agency, which certainly appears to be the case at this point, there are plenty of players on the team that collectively can pick up the slack on the scoresheet. Combined, Nielsen and Okposo scored 42 goals and produced 116 points in 2016. Those numbers will...

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