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Logan Couture (Tony Medina/Icon SMI)

Tuesday Trade Review: Drafting Logan Couture

Logan Couture has become one of the best first-round draft picks in San Jose Sharks’ history. Selected ninth overall in the 2007 Entry Draft, he has been successful in teal and is now […]

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)

How Important Is Jaroslav Halak for the Islanders?

One major issue the Islanders had in their playoff series two years ago with Pittsburgh was the inability for the team to get a big save when they needed it.  It […]

by · March 18, 2015 · 0 comments · New York Islanders
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)

Get Over It: Islanders’ Stability Key to Success

There is no debating the fact that the 2014-15 New York Islanders look significantly different than the “ghosts of Islanders’ past.” There is no doubting the legitimacy of this team’s […]

by · March 16, 2015 · 0 comments · New York Islanders
P.K. Subban was one of a few superstars to try out a mounted GoPro and showcase some nifty moves in a commercial, but would a mounted camera create unwanted problems for players and their routines? (Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports)

A Super Captivating 2015 Stanley Cup Playoff Bracket

About this time of year is when all those college basketball fans go nuts about their NCAA bracket. What am I going nuts about though? My Stanley Cup playoff bracket […]

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The NHL All-Small Team

Does size matter? In today’s NHL, the answer is increasingly no. Although the average size of an NHL player continues to rise, now at 6 foot 1, 202 pounds, a […]

by · February 24, 2015 · 6 comments · News/Commentary, Player Profiles
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 […]

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Islanders: Better This Season in Almost Every Way

The New York Islanders have seemingly done a 180 this season and are one of the league’s top team’s after being amongst the Eastern Conference’s basement dwellers just one year […]

by · January 29, 2015 · 1 comment · New York Islanders
Oh if only Carey Price had played.... (Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports)

Heard the One About Chris Kreider Skating into a Goalie?

As cool as “Crash” would look as a nickname on New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider specifically (seriously, sound it out), someone should probably let him know it wouldn’t be […]

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Halaknophobia Strikes Again as Rangers Lose to Islanders

After a dismal start to the 2014-15 season, the New York Rangers have become one of the better teams in the NHL. They have shown the ability to beat almost […]

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Islanders Top First Half Storylines

Yesterday, the Islanders closed out the first half of their season with a 7-4 victory over the Flyers.  This win brought them to 31-14-1, good for first in the eastern […]

by · January 20, 2015 · 3 comments · New York Islanders
Elliott is now the team's No. 1 goaltender (Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports)

Brian Elliott Quietly Becoming Franchise’s Best Goaltender

The St. Louis Blues have employed many greats in net over the years. The list includes Glenn Hall, Mike Liut, Curtis Joseph, Grant Fuhr and … Brian Elliott? It’s true, […]

by · January 19, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Goaltending, St Louis Blues
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Canadiens Make Price-less Statement in Islanders Win

A win without all-star Carey Price was all the Montreal Canadiens were looking for Saturday against the then-Eastern Conference leading New York Islanders. Chasing former Habs goalie Jaroslav Halak? Mere […]

by · January 18, 2015 · 2 comments · Montreal Canadiens