Category Archives: New York Islanders
On Wednesday April 15th, 2015, the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals will square off in the first game of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. Playoff history runs deep between these two former Patrick Division foes and this will be the first time they meet in the postseason in 22 years. (more…)
As the 2014-15 season creeps near us it’s time to take a look at the teams around the league and predict where they may finish.
In this year’s NHL Entry Draft, the New York Islanders selected highly touted forward prospect Joshua Ho-Sang with the 28th pick. In this past season, his second with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League, he tallied 53 assists and 85 points in 67 games, and tied for the team lead with 32 goals. While those numbers may jump out at most scouts and high ranking NHL officials, it is sometimes Ho-Sang’s attitude off the rink which gets him into hot water. (more…)
The San Jose Sharks have traded All-Star D-man, Dan Boyle to the New York Islanders for a conditional 2015 5th round draft pick. (more…)
It’s no secret the goaltending for the Islanders this season has been awful. That’s not a suggestion or an opinion, but a fact of the game. The Isles are dead last in the league in cumulative (team) save percentage, a product of relying on two goalies who rank 39th and 44th, respectively, in the stat that matters most for their position. That’s out of 45, by the way. (more…)
You might not have noticed – hockey fans don’t typically notice what’s going on in Uniondale, NY – but Kyle Okposo is putting together a seriously impressive season for the New York Islanders. Naturally, it begs the question: is this a breakout year for Okposo and the kind of standard he’ll meet for the duration of his career, or merely the product of a perfect storm? (more…)
With the Olympics underway, and the NHL on a 17 day break or so, it is time to celebrate how great the game is as we watch the best players from around the world battle it out for the ultimate glory. However, in just a couple weeks we will be watching as our favourite teams decide whether to add depth, rebuild, move a goalie, or make a blockbuster move before the trade deadline strikes. So who are some names to really watch out for come March 5th or maybe even before? I have put together a list of guys who have a strong likelihood of switching teams and some to just keep an eye out for. (more…)