Panarin Powers Rangers to 3-1 Win over Islanders

Artemi Panarin scored twice to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-1 preseason win over the rival Islanders on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. Panarin, the Rangers’ big free-agent addition this summer, played with both linemates Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich for the first time. Buchnevich had an assist on Panarin’s first goal, […]

How Can the Islanders Add Scoring Depth?

For New York Islanders fans, the quiet summer their team is having is difficult to ignore. After striking out on Artemi Panarin on July 1, it’s been radio silence from the Islanders’ brass with the exception of signing center Derick Brassard to a one-year deal and goalie Semyon Varlamov to a five-year deal. What’s worse […]

Filppula Departure Will Impact Islanders’ Penalty Kill

On the surface, losing Valtteri Filppula doesn’t seem all that significant for the New York Islanders, but a closer look should have fans concerned. While Filppula’s offensive production, 17 goals and 14 assists, seems pedestrian, he was one of eight Islanders to score double-digit goals on a team starved for offense. His face-off win percentage […]

Islanders Aren’t Likely to Repeat Last Season’s Performance

The New York Islanders had the fifth-most points in the NHL in the 2018-19 season, but they could easily find themselves on the outside looking in after 2019-20. After an underwhelming free agency that saw them add no real outside help, the Islanders have set themselves up for a potentially significant decline in standings points. […]

New York City Teams Creating Buzz in Offseason

report this ad The New York Rangers’ rebuild got a big boost with the additions of free-agent forward Artemi Panarin and young defenceman Kaapo Kakko with the second pick in the draft. The New Jersey Devils got Jack Hughes at No. 1 overall and traded for P.K. Subban to improve their defence. The Islanders are […]

NHL News & Notes: Nelson, Senators Head Coach & More

report this ad In today’s News & Notes, Brock Nelson has signed a long-term contract extension, the Ottawa Senators have hired D.J. Smith as their new head coach and Mike Modano has been hired by the Minnesota Wild. Nelson Signs Extension The New York Islanders have signed Nelson to a six-year contract extension worth $36 […]

JT’s Homecoming to Home-Ice: Islanders’ Season in Review

July 1, 2018, a day that will live in infamy to New York Islanders fans. This date, of course, alludes to John Tavares, the former captain, and franchise cornerstone of the Isles, signing a blockbuster deal with his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs. Toronto Maple Leafs John Tavares (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette) A mere nine months […]