2019-2020 Season Preview: New York Islanders

Last season, the New York Islanders shocked the world by advancing to the second round of the playoffs after sweeping the Pittsburgh Penguins. For the club, it was the first year in the post-Tavares era and finding team identity was Job One. But after fortifying home ice advantage in the playoffs for the first timeContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: New York Islanders”

What Went Wrong: New York Islanders

The New York Islanders entered life without John Tavares and made themselves into a better hockey team, finishing the 2018-2019 season with a 48-27-7 record. That marked a vast improvement on their 35-37-10 record a year prior. The Islanders finished 2018-2019 with 103 points, good for fourth in the Eastern Conference and second to theContinue reading “What Went Wrong: New York Islanders”

Islanders Sign Clutterbuck to Five-Year Extension

The New York Islanders have signed forward Cal Clutterbuck to a five-year contract extension worth $17.5 million, the team announced Friday. The extension means the 29-year-old will avoid the open market, as he was to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. In 25 games with the Islanders this season, Clutterbuck has nine pointsContinue reading “Islanders Sign Clutterbuck to Five-Year Extension”