New York Islanders
When John Tavares went down for the season no one thought the Islanders would be remotely watchable, let alone competitive. However, just the opposite has occurred.
MSG Network play-by-play man Howie Rose will always be the ultimate professional, and won’t shy away from telling the viewers what he really thinks. Call him a homer at your own peril.
Skepticism generally dominates the landscape when it comes to the Islanders. But, if the latest report is true, it has to be viewed as a positive by fans and a potential new owner.
The New York Islanders could have a new owner to go with their new home in Brooklyn. Charles Wang confirmed Friday that he is open to selling his majority share of the team.
Whether it happens now or in two years, it is going to happen. A change of ownership isn’t a pipe dream. It’s an inevitability, and it has been for quite a while. It makes complete sense, from a number of different perspectives.
To expect Evgeni Nabokov to get through 60 starts in a season at this point in his career is asking a lot. But that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t be a fine insurance policy.
I don’t need to sit here and tell you about everything that’s gone wrong with the Islanders this season, but I will tell you this: By no means is this team completely lost.
The Islanders’ Anders Lee has played 11 games in the NHL. He has cracked the scoresheet in all but three, and has 12 points overall. He might very well be just what this transitioning franchise needs.
The popular fan website http://www.islesnation.net is organizing a protest of Islanders owner Charles Wang and general manager Garth Snow during the team’s home game against the Buffalo Sabres at Nassau Coliseum.
The New York Islanders’ big comeback over the Vancouver Canucks in a seven-goal third period even caught them by surprise.
It’s getting more and more difficult to convince anyone that perception of the Islanders is any different than their true reality.
For a franchise that’s had several low points over the past two decades, March 5, 2014, might’ve been the lowest from an emotional perspective.
The Islanders knew for some time they had to trade Thomas Vanek. On Wednesday they put a daring-yet-failed move behind them.
In exchange for the 27-year-old defenseman the Isles received a second round draft pick in 2015, a third rounder in 2014 and AHLer Matt Mangene.
With the NHL trade deadline coming on Wednesday at 3 p.m., the fates of the Islanders’ Thomas Vanek and Andrew MacDonald remain up in the air.