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Media and Former Player Reaction to Tavares’s Departure: Part Three (Finale)

This is it, this is the end, I promise. I really, really didn’t want to have to create a part three here, but this is a huge topic around here and its summer time – so there’s not a whole… Continue Reading

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Media and Former Player Reaction to Tavares’s Departure: Part Two

As we continue to heal and clean up the mess left behind by the departure of our now former franchise forward John Tavares, we will examine a variety of topics and opinions by members of the media and former players.… Continue Reading

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Doom, Gloom, And Scant Optimism From Media as JT Decision Looms

As we near zero hour for John Tavares making his decision, fans across the internet hang on every single report and Tweet that has anything to do with what the Islanders perhaps soon-to-be former Captain will do. Will he stay?… Continue Reading

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The Stage is Set for a John Tavares Decision

If you would have told me, 9 years after John Tavares’s first overall selection by the New York Islanders in Montreal – that I would have similar feelings of anxiety and nervousness I would tell you you’re crazy. But, here… Continue Reading

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Okposo Signed to Five Year Deal

There is nothing like fantastic news after the first blazing hot day of the summer. It’s been a slow few weeks in Islanders country, although – not in terms of talks with Nassau County on that whole new Arena business.… Continue Reading

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Kerry Fraser Recalls An “Off” Day and Al Arbour

It was 1983, the Islanders were on their way to their fourth consecutive Stanley Cup and the then young official Kerry Fraser called what he even admits was a bad game. He recalls the feeling like a young school boy… Continue Reading

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Post Scrimmage Notes and Quotes

So, I’m not sure if you know this – but hockey was back today at Nassau Coliseum. It wasn’t quite what the Orange vs Blue scrimmage was earlier this summer – I think the Islanders learned what worked and what… Continue Reading

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David Toews Leaves NCAA for WHL

Islanders prospect David Toews, the younger brother of Jonathan Toews – has left the NCAA (University of North Dakota) and joined the Wheat Kings of the WHL for the upcoming season marking the start of his professional hockey career. Per… Continue Reading

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Joel Rechlicz Cupcakes – Just Kidding

No, you read that correctly – I said Joel Rechlicz cupcakes….but I am only half joking here. Yesterday, the New York Islanders placed forward Joel Rechlicz, a player those of us in the Blog Box have grown to know (and… Continue Reading