New York Islanders Mathew Barzal Better Than Jack Eichel

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If the 2015 NHL Entry Draft had to be redone, would New York Islanders Mathew Barzal be taken second, or would that still be Jack Eichel’s honor? Cause I think Barzal is now the better player. There’s no doubt the New York Islanders got an absolute steal with Mathew Barzal at 16th overall.  With 85 points in […]

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New York Islanders: Eyes on Isles Podcast Ep. 38 Preview

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The Eyes on Isles Podcast returns for episode number 38 as Matt and Mitch will discuss all things New York Islanders on and off the ice. Another week has gone by with the only sign of New York Islanders hockey coming from the IIHF World Tournament. Nearly half the roster is playing for Team Canada […]

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New York Islanders Penalty Kill Should Remember Being Effective

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The New York Islanders had the worst penalty kill in the league in 2017-18. But a period in February and March saw them average league-leading type numbers, what were they doing? We know that the New York Islanders defense was awful this season. They let in an abysmal 296 goals against. That was worst in the league by-the-way. […]

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New York Islanders Daily: Thomas Greiss Returns to Old Goalie Coach

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After a rough year in net, New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss will be working with Adam Francilia this offseason. 2017-2018 is a year the New York Islanders would like to forget. They missed the playoffs by 17 points, spoiling a start that saw them towards the top of the Metro in November. Thomas Greiss […]

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New York Islanders: Use 2018 NHL Draft Take Best Available

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The New York Islanders have a golden opportunity to set up the organization for the next number of years, with four premium picks at the 2018 NHL Draft. However, the Isles need to focus on the best available talent and not needs of the current squad. The New York Islanders currently have a pair of […]

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New York Islanders Daily: Kristers Gudlevskis Nearly Upsets Canada

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New York Islanders and Bridgeport Sound Tigers goalie Kristers Gudlevskis nearly stole a win for Latvia over Team Canada in the IIHF Tournament. For a majority of this tournament, we’ve focused on Team Canada because they have five players from the New York Islanders representing their country. Technically, Kristers Gudlevskis, who played 37 games for […]

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New York Islanders: Ross Johnston Can Be Missing Piece To Fourth Line

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Ross Johnston showed flashes with the New York Islanders of being a competent bottom six player. He should get a chance to play full time in 2017-2018. Ever since the New York Islanders lost Matt Martin in free agency the fourth line has been on a steady decline. Was Matt Martin really the link that made […]

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New York Islanders: John Tavares Is Not The Villain

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New York Islanders fans have reached peak frustration and it’s starting to have ugly consequences: they have started to vilify John Tavares. The next few months will be agonizing for New York Islanders fans. Aside from management drama and the sting of yet another disappointing end to a promising season, the contract of their superstar […]

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New York Islanders: Change for the Sake of Change

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It’s no secret that the New York Islanders need new management but just how desperate have they become? Since the end of the 2017-2018 season, rumors have been flying about how New York Islanders ownership will handle their management. The situation has become somewhat dire over the past couple of months, as made clear by […]

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New York Islanders: Anders Lee Scores In Team USA Win

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New York Islanders forward Anders Lee scored in Team USA’s 9-3 win over Norway, as the US remains undefeated in the tournament. With the New York Islanders missing out on the playoffs for the second year in a row, the closest thing we have to Islanders hockey is the IIHF World Tournament. The Islanders have […]

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New York Islanders: Lou Lamoriello and Dean Lombardi Rumored

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According to rumors the New York Islanders aren’t only potentially adding Lou Lamoriello to the staff, but former Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi. Just a single name being linked to a management position for the New York Islanders is enough for fans to get excited. For 12 years we’ve had to sit with Garth […]

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New York Islanders 2018 Top Three Free Agent Targets

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Going into the 2018-19 season the New York Islanders need a starting goalie and a top-four defender. Free agency might hold one or more of the players they are looking for. The New York Islanders need help defensively and between the pipes. They need a top-four defender to compliment the core of guys they already […]

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New York Islanders: History Says Ilya Sorokin Won’t Play In NHL

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The New York Islanders drafted Ilya Sorokin in the third round of the 2014 NHL Draft. Despite putting up fantastic numbers, history says Sorokin will likely not play in the NHL. Goalie has been a position of need for the New York Islanders for what feels like forever. They’ve lacked that franchise goaltender, despite having […]

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New York Islanders Should Target Toronto Maple Leafs Mark Hunter

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With all this talk about getting Lou Lamoriello as the New York Islanders next GM, we all forgot about Mark Hunter and the work he’s done for the Toronto Maple Leafs. With the Toronto Maple Leafs appointing Kyle Dubas as the team’s 17th GM, New York Islanders have set their sights on Hall of Fame […]

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New York Islanders John Tavares to Pittsburgh Ruins Parity

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If New York Islanders captain John Tavares somehow found his way to the Pittsburgh Penguins, it would call into question the only thing this league has; hope and parity. In his latest 31 thoughts, Elliotte Friedman mused at the possibility of Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford staying up late at night, trying to figure out […]

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New York Islanders Daily: Lamoriello Has No Intention To Stay With Toronto

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The Lou Lamoriello to the New York Islanders rumors continue to heat up. Now, there’s a report that he has no intention to stay with Toronto. Jon Ledecky promised that the New York Islanders would evaluate the front office. After the season, the Islanders owner didn’t guarantee a change but he left the window open for […]

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New York Islanders NFL Style Cut List For 2018-19 Season

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What if the NHL were a bit like the NFL, and by a bit, I mean with a single adoption: cuts. What If the New York Islanders could make cuts to their roster. Here’s who I’d cut, and why. What if you could just cut the New York Islanders roster down to 23? What if […]

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New York Islanders 2018 NHL Draft Profile Quinton Hughes

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How does the projected sixth overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft fall to within the reach of the New York Islanders at eleven or twelve? Cause NHL GM’s aren’t mature enough. When a top-tier defensive talent becomes available at number eleven, the New York Islanders will jump on University of Michigan defenseman Quinton Hughes. […]

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New York Islanders Need to Re-Sign Anders Lee and Jordan Eberle

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The New York Islanders enter this off-season with a number of open items on their plate. Two of which is, do the Isles sign Anders Lee and or Jordan Eberle long-term. While all the talk currently about the New York Islanders is about whether or not John Tavares will resign (understandably so), ownership and the […]

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New York Islanders Daily: 2018 Draft Part Info

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The New York Islanders will select 11th and 12th in the NHL Draft this year. Yesterday, we found out about a draft party at Nassau Coliseum. With the New York Islanders having two lottery picks and the draft party at the Nassau Coliseum it feels like it’s 2009 all over again. Although this time, I […]

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