Red Wings: More of the Same for Detroit?

The Detroit Red Wings will enter the 2020-2021 season in the midst of a rebuild, a process that has been meticulous and a process that has required an incredible amount of patience. Detroit has missed the playoffs for the past four seasons and general manager Steve Yzerman hasn’t given any estimations about a return toContinue reading “Red Wings: More of the Same for Detroit?”

Islanders: New York Looks to Continue Streak Against Flyers

The New York Islanders are on fire right now, with a 7-3-0 record ahead of a Sunday contest against the Philadelphia Flyers. They’ve built this record up thanks to a six-game winning streak that began on October 12th with a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers. Since then, the goaltending tandem of Semyon Varlamov andContinue reading “Islanders: New York Looks to Continue Streak Against Flyers”

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”

Hurricanes: Carolina Sinks Islanders, Completes Sweep

The Carolina Hurricanes have swept the New York Islanders out of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, capping the series with a 5-2 win on Friday night. The Hurricanes overwhelmed their opponents again when it mattered, even if the Islanders had more shots on goal and registered more hits. New York opened theContinue reading “Hurricanes: Carolina Sinks Islanders, Completes Sweep”