Friday, December 6, 2019

Islanders resigning John Tavares is a lose-lose situation

John Tavares is currently in talks with other teams, but if the New York Islanders are to resign him, it'll cost them more pain than the time he's already endured there.

The Caps are Stanley Cup Champions, so now what?

The Washington Capitals could trade goalie Phillip Grubauer at the NHL draft.

NHL Expansion Mock Draft Armchair Edition

NHL armchair logo, Pacific Division Race
It seems like just yesterday the NHL was crowning a champion. However, now it’s all about Vegas, and for all NHL fans who are not in Pittsburgh or Nashville, this is the best NHL event happening in the month of June. Vegas is set to have an almost full roster by the end of today. While they are already...

Where is the Best Stadium Location for the Islanders?

Over a week ago, the New York Islanders have submitted a proposal to New York for an arena at Belmont Park. The site would have the team return to its home on Long Island. The Islanders have an opt-out clause with Barclays Center available to the them after the end of the 2018-19 season. That said, things could end on bad terms between...

Was Bringing Back Doug Weight Necessary for Islanders to Succeed?

On January 17, 2017, the New York Islanders fired head coach Jack Capuano. In order to fill the void, New York announced the team’s assistant coach and GM, Doug Weight, would take over as the interim head coach. Nearly four months later, the Islanders announced that Weight's Interim tag has been removed. He will remain the head coach permanently. Weight, a former...

Why the New York Islanders Must Part Ways with Garth Snow

With the NHL regular season coming to an end, the New York Islanders missed out on an opportunity to make the playoffs in three consecutive seasons for the first time since 2003-2004. Speaking of the 03-04 hockey season, the Toronto Maple Leafs, responsible for snagging that last wild card spot from New York, qualified for the playoffs for the first time in...

Is the Unthinkable upon the Islander Horizon?

As the end of the season approaches with a slim chance that the Islanders make the playoffs, there is one date in the mind of all Islander fans. That day is July 1, 2017. This is the date the Islanders can re-sign John Tavares to a new deal. If he is not willing to sign on July 1st, 2017, the...

Islanders. Playoffs. Seriously?

The Islanders lost to the Predators and the Bruins in back-to-back games. The Islanders only have 82 points now and have played 75 games. The Bruins have 84 points and the Lightning have 83 points and have also played 75 games. Yet the Islanders are still this author’s dark horse pick to make the playoff…the hipster pick if you...

Isles Playoffs Hopes Clinging by a Thread

Monday night's loss vs. the Predators is crushing. With the Tampa Bay Lightning beating the Chicago Blackhawks, they pulled within one point of the Boston Bruins as the Islanders stay two points behind. They all have seven games remaining, but the Islanders hold no tiebreakers with any team in front of them. The Islanders have slim to no chance of making...

The Islanders Ho-Sang Fever

Since the 2014 NHL draft, when Joshua Ho-Sang was drafted, GM Garth Snow was criticized for drafting the "troublesome" kid from Canada. On air, he said, "They'll shit on me too." After being sent home on the first day of training camp in September 2015 due to showing up late, questions were raised. Would this kid ever grow up?...
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