As a die hard, life long, New York Islanders fan, I’m as anxious as ever to hear some definitive news in regards to the stadium situation. This past decade has been stressful to say the least. We started with Charles Wang’s lighthouse project, the Kate Murray saga, the heartbreaking new coliseum referendum vote, the rumors […]Read more "It Would Be Nice to Know Where the Isles Will Play Their Home Games in the Coming Seasons"
The Good The Rangers dominated play for a majority of the 60 minutes against the Pittsburgh Penguins, there’s no disputing that. Unfortunately all that matters is the scoreboard, which at the end of the night read 5-2 in favor of Sidney Crosby and the Pens. Despite having possession for the better half of the game […]Read more "The Good, Bad and Ugly for Game One."
The New York Rangers are set to face their Metro Division rival Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs. It seems like Pittsburgh is streaking at the right time while the Rangers are still struggling to set the sails straight, which has been the case for a majority of the […]Read more "Here We Go Again. New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins."
Before I get into the deadline and the acquisition of forward Shane Prince, let’s talk about where the Isles stand. They are currently 33-20-7 (73 pts) and in the third spot of the Metro division, which would match them against the Rangers in the first round of the playoffs. They do have to be careful […]Read more "Isles Inactivity?"
The day before the trade deadline, new GM Jeff Gorton made a big splash acquiring Eric Staal from the Carolina Hurricanes. The former Carolina captain has spent all 12 years of his career in a Hurricanes sweater. In return, the Rangers sent 2 second-round picks in 2016 and 2017, along with Finnish prospect Aleksi Saarela. Apparently […]Read more "STAAL IN"
The NHL trade deadline is now only 5 days away. The Islanders have been looking to trade young defenseman Travis Hamonic, for almost the entire season and now they only have 5 more days to do so before this upcoming summer. Of course, Hamonic does not have an expiring contract so the Islanders will not […]Read more "Where Will Travis Hamonic End Up?"
Dylan McIlrath is second among New York Rangers’ defenseman in both Fenwick/60 and Corsi/60 minutes throughout his stint in the NHL this season. Regardless, if you listen to a post-game press conference Alain Vigneault is quick to challenge guys like McIlrath to play better. Personally I have no qualms with a coach holding their players […]Read more "AV’s Questionable Blame Game"