Islanders

This is who the Islanders really are

The New York Islanders continue to have difficulties finding the back of the net. With an offense ranked 20th in the NHL, the Islanders are averaging just 2.8 goals per game during the 2018-19 season. The last three weeks have gone exactly to script as Barry Trotz's men have scored just two...

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 11:12am

NHL Islanders injury news: Latest on Robin Lehner

A big reason as to why the New York Islanders are in first place in the Metropolitan Division is because of the goaltending they've received from Robin Lehner and Thomas Greiss, who have been the poster boys for the franchise that has exceeded expectations all season.  But a downturn in play...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 12:06pm

Islanders must consider Josh Ho-Sang, Michael Dal Colle again

The New York Islanders are in need of a shakeup.    Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Metropolitan's fifth-ranked Philadelphia Flyers was one of the Islanders' worst outings of the season as they fell out of first place in the division.    It was the third time in their last four...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 10:14am

Islanders beat down Maple Leafs in John Tavares return

The highly-anticipated return of the disgraced golden boy turned into a massacre on Hempstead Turnpike.    In his first game back on Long Island against his former team after shunning them in free agency seven months ago, John Tavares and the Toronto Maple Leafs were steamrolled by the...

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 12:32am

Islanders ready to put John Tavares in rear-view mirror

EAST MEADOW, NY — There were more members of the media present at the New York Islanders' morning skate on Thursday than there have been at a majority of the team's regular-season games this year.  While it's an atmosphere that is usually found in the postseason, it is all for just a February...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:58am

Islanders prepare for return of John Tavares Thursday night

Hell hath no fury like a New York Islanders fan scorned.   On Thursday night, seven months of pent up, pure, unadulterated fury will be on full display at the Nassau Coliseum and wholeheartedly directed at the Toronto Maple Leafs bench. More specifically, at John Tavares.   The former...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 1:04pm

Islanders NHL trade rumors: Standing pat at deadline

Once believed to be buyers, the New York Islanders were quiet at the NHL's Monday trade deadline, opting not to make a single move to try and upgrade their Metropolitan Division-leading roster.    It's much of the same from an organization that is under new leadership in Hall-of-Fame...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 3:18pm

Islanders NHL trade rumors: Mike Hoffman after Duchene deal

While surrounding rivals continue to make moves, the Metropolitan Division-leading New York Islanders have yet to make a big splash as the NHL's Monday trade deadline continues to draw near.  The second-place Washington Capitals, who are nipping at the Islanders' heels in the standings, have...

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 11:01am

Islanders NHL trade rumors: Matt Duchene, extension latest

It's no longer a question of if the Ottawa Senators will trade star center Matt Duchene at the NHL's Monday deadline, but rather when and to whom; leaving teams like the New York Islanders ready to pounce as they search for a top-tier scorer for the stretch run.  The Senators have decided to...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 11:31am

Islanders NHL trade rumors: Matt Duchene talks underway?

With just one week before the NHL trade deadline, it's now or never for the New York Islanders to make that big splash needed to become a serious Stanley Cup contender.  While president of hockey operations and acting general manager Lou Lamoriello is known for his unpredictability when it...

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 11:12am

Islanders NHL trade rumors: Matt Duchene, Mark Stone to market?

Each passing day toward the NHL's Feb. 25 trade deadline provides a clearer indication that the New York Islanders are in need of an added offensive punch.  There is no shortage of targets on the market with two of the most intriguing names coming out of Ottawa.  The futures of forwards...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 9:12am

Robin Lehner, Thomas Greiss give Islanders best goalie duo in NHL

All the detractors who said the New York Islanders winning ways weren't sustainable are continuing to wait for struggles to set in.  The problem for them is that it's already mid-February and time is running out for them to tell us that "I told you so." With 55 games under their belt, the...

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:09pm

Islanders Bruins NHL trade rumors: Artemi Panarin price set

The Columbus Blue Jackets are playing a dangerous game when it comes to the future of star winger Artemi Panarin.  With unrestricted free agency looming at the end of the season, the 27-year-old has already made it known that he will not discuss a possible contract extension with Columbus...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:55am

2019 NHL Mock Draft 2.0: Jack Hughes to Avalanche, Kaapo Kakko

Through June, Metro will be releasing a monthly 2019 NHL Mock Draft that will predict where the top junior talents around the world will land here in hockey's biggest league.  As it's been the case for the past year, American forward Jack Hughes continues to be the gem of the 2019 draft class...

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 1:07pm

What do Islanders do when Hickey, Ladd return?

Amidst their over-achieving season, the New York Islanders are suddenly faced with a problem most good teams run into at some point during their respective campaigns. Barry Trotz's men have been clicking on all cylinders since Dec. 15, winning 16 of their last 21 games to catapult them into first...

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:54am

Islanders NHL trade rumors: Duchene, Panarin, Nyquist, more

At this point, the naysayers might have to start retracting on the idea that the New York Islanders are just a flash in the pan.  Despite a loss on Friday night, the Islanders took the best team in the Eastern Conference, the Tampa Bay Lightning, to a shootout in as thrilling a game can be...

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 1:34pm

NHL Lightning Islanders free live stream, watch online

The Tampa Bay Lightning continue their road trip and visit the New York Islanders on Friday at 7 p.m. ET at the Nassau Coliseum. Tonight is the final meeting of the regular season between these two teams. The season series is tied 1-1. The Islanders are second in the Eastern Conference at 29-15-5...

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 2:39pm

Islanders NHL trade rumors: Artemi Panarin latest

The New York Islanders are expected to be buyers at the NHL's Feb. 25 trade deadline as they improbably sit atop the Metropolitan Division.  How rare has this been for a franchise largely steeped in mediocrity over the past three decades? It's just the third time since the 1989-90...

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 8:30am

Islanders Robin Lehner is comeback story of the NHL season

In just 10 months, Robin Lehner has picked himself up off the canvas and into the admiration of New York Islanders fans everywhere.  The 27-year-old goaltender found himself at one of the most daunting crossroads a man could find himself at in life.  Drinking a case a beer every day,...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 1:11pm

Islanders NHL trade rumors: Vladimir Tarasenko, Artemi Panarin, Mark Stone

As a surprise to approximately everyone in the NHL world, the New York Islanders are in first place in the Metropolitan Division through 48 games and have the second-best mark in the Eastern Conference with 62 points.  This was a team expected to wallow near the bottom of the East after the...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 11:11am