Playoff Preview: New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

The New York Islanders are back in the post-season for the first time in three years and they’ve got home ice advantage for the first time since 1988, plus they’re going up against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round. If the Islanders have the inside track on anything, it’s through head coach Barry Trotz.Continue reading “Playoff Preview: New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins”

NHL: Awards Handed Out in Emotional Ceremony

Taylor Hall took home the Hart Trophy on Wednesday night at the NHL Awards ceremony, but it was an evening of perspective that really set things right. The night featured a reunion of the surviving Humboldt Broncos, along with the honouring of coach Darcy Haugan – one of 16 who perished in the awful crashContinue reading “NHL: Awards Handed Out in Emotional Ceremony”

Islanders: John Tavares Still Mum on Future

Without question, one of the most interesting stories of the summer will involve pending unrestricted free agent John Tavares. The 27-year-old from Mississauga has spent nine seasons with the New York Islanders and was drafted by the club in 2009. He posted 37 goals and had 37 assists this season, with 257 shots on goal.Continue reading “Islanders: John Tavares Still Mum on Future”