Playoff Preview: New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes

The New York Islanders and the Carolina Hurricanes will do battle for the first time ever in the playoffs and it is as improbable a matchup as you can imagine. The Islanders are in the second round for the first time since 2016, when they twisted with the Tampa Bay Lightning and lost in fiveContinue reading “Playoff Preview: New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes”

Islanders: Trotz’s Plan is Working on Long Island

Expectations are funny. Just ask the New York Islanders, who were supposed to fall apart this season with their hero gone off to wherever it is Drake’s supposed to be from. But now it’s January and it’s a whole new year and the Islanders are, well, doing fine. They’re fourth in the Metropolitan Division aheadContinue reading “Islanders: Trotz’s Plan is Working on Long Island”

2016-2017 Season Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs would like to forget 2015-2016 for the most part. They finished with a 29-42-11 record, the worst record in the National Hockey League. The last place finish put them in position to win the NHL Draft Lottery, which they did. And with that top selection, the Maple Leafs went on toContinue reading “2016-2017 Season Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs”