1. New York Islanders- Several Reasons Why John Tavares Should Become Captain

    Next year, John Tavares will enter his fourth NHL season with the Islanders. He will be just 22 years old. Throughout his four years, Tavares has played with captains, Doug Weight and Mark Streit...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 1,360 reads 23 comments

  2. NHL Playoffs 2012: Breaking Down New Jersey Devils vs. New York Rangers Series

    After last night, the New York Rangers finally finished their seven-game series with the Washington Capitals. The New Jersey Devils had the luxury of a few nights off after beating the mighty Philadelphia Flyers in five games...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 385 reads 5 comments

  3. New York Islanders: How They Should Plot out Goaltending for Next Season

    The New York Islanders have an assortment of goaltending options they can go to for next season. As of now, their options include Evgeni Nabokov, Al Montoya, Rick DiPietro , Kevin Poulin and Anders Nilsson...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 912 reads 27 comments

  4. New York Islanders: John Tavares Moves on to Quarterfinals of NHL 13 Cover Vote

    Well, John Tavares made it past the first elimination round (news via NHL.com) for the NHL 13 Cover Vote and deservedly so. Tavares notched 31 goals and 50 assists for an 81-point total this past season...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 853 reads 1 comments

  5. NHL Playoffs 2012: Breaking Down the Los Angeles Kings vs. the Phoenix Coyotes

    After the first two rounds of the playoffs, the two best of the Western Conference are finally set to fight for the Stanley Cup Finals...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 641 reads 7 comments

  6. New York Islanders: How Al Montoya Justified Evgeni Nabokov's Contract Extension

    You're probably all asking, "How can someone else justify another player's contract?" A lot of you probably knew the answer: "Because of his play...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 768 reads 8 comments

  7. NHL Playoffs 2012: What to Know for Sharks vs. Blues Game 4

    Game 4 of the San Jose Sharks' and St. Louis Blues' series is set for tonight at the Shark Tank. The Blues have won the last two games after dropping the first. The Sharks look to get back on track after falling short 4-3 last game...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 330 reads 0 comments

  8. NHL Playoffs 2012: The San Jose Sharks Have a Good Chance to Defeat the Blues

    The Sharks find themselves in one of the lower seeds of the Western Conference for the first time in several years. They'll be taking on the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 237 reads 0 comments

  9. 2012 NHL Playoffs: First Round Predictions

    The long awaited first round of the NHL Playoffs begin tonight. Just like any other season, the 2012 Playoffs are bound to be very exciting for all hockey fans...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 133 reads 0 comments

  10. NHL Playoffs 2012: Why Each Playoff Team Can Win the Stanley Cup

    It's every hockey fan's favorite time of the year again—the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. This year held an exciting season of hockey, and a very unexpected one as well. Who could have predicted the Florida Panthers, Phoenix Coyotes and the St...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 37 reads 0 comments

  11. New York Islanders: Second Line Finding Its Way Takes Pressure off of First Line

    The Islanders and their fans were wondering for a long time when the team would finally get a second line capable of taking some of the heat off the top line...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 357 reads 1 comments

  12. New York Islanders: John Tavares and Matt Moulson Among the NHL's Top Tandems

    A couple of years ago, not many NHL fans knew about the success of John Tavares and Matt Moulson . Well to be fair, many people knew who Tavares was. Moulson has earned a reputation as Tavares ' sidekick, though...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 238 reads 5 comments

  13. Evgeni Nabokov Happy to Sign One-Year Extension with the New York Islanders

    I hate to bring this up again, but remember when Evgeni Nabokov chose not to report to the New York Islanders last season? Well, that may as well be a thing in the past...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 467 reads 8 comments

  14. New York Islanders: It's Time to Prepare for the Next Season

    Despite all the newspapers and tweets still alluding to the Islanders having a chance to make the playoffs—they don't...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 915 reads 30 comments

  15. New York Islanders: Defense Is Their Problem, Not Goaltending

    Over the past few games, the Islanders have lost repeatedly not because of offense or goaltending, but because of defensive miscues. Many would be quick to blame Evgeni Nabokov, the goaltender...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 507 reads 6 comments

  16. San Jose Sharks: Settling the Argument on Whether Patrick Marleau Is Clutch

    Over the years, the San Jose Sharks have had their share of early playoff exits. Many analysts and some fans point fingers at the big guys like Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau ...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 632 reads 13 comments

  17. New York Islanders: 6 Steps to Help Them Find Success Next Season

    As a huge fan, it's tough to admit, but the Islanders will most likely not make the playoffs this year after the recent small slump. But just because this year is over doesn't mean they can't start preparing to find success in the next season...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 713 reads 13 comments

  18. New York Islanders: Both Sides to the Argument of Whether to Trade PA Parenteau

    It's that time of the year again. The NHL trade deadline is on Monday, and there has been plenty of controversy regarding PA Parenteau. Parenteau, being paid $1.25 million this year, will be an unrestricted free agent after this season...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 554 reads 7 comments

  19. New York Islanders Squeak by Rangers in 4-3 Shootout Victory on the Island

    You never could guess what the standings would look like after watching last night's game between the Rangers and Islanders . The Rangers, atop the Eastern Conference, fell to the Islanders, struggling for a playoff position...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 177 reads 2 comments

  20. Why the New York Islanders Absolutely Cannot Trade Evgeni Nabokov in Playoff Run

    The Islanders have really been making a push for the playoffs as of late. This may shock some people, but as of now, the Islanders are only six points out of a playoff spot and have a game in hand on most teams ahead of them...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 657 reads 52 comments

  21. New York Islanders: 8 Things the Team Must Do to Make the Playoffs

    The New York Islanders are currently tied for 11th place in the Eastern Conference with 54 points. They have a 23-23-8 record and are just eight points out of a playoff spot. They have a game or two in hand on most of the teams ahead of them...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 853 reads 12 comments

  22. Evgeni Nabokov Running Away with New York Islanders Goaltending Job

    At the beginning of the year, the New York Islanders had a crowded crease. There were four goaltenders that were competing to play in a tandem of two, and maybe even acquire the number one job...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 492 reads 4 comments

  23. New York Islanders Finally Beginning to Get Secondary Scoring

    The New York Islanders are finally beginning to get much-needed secondary scoring on offense. In fact, in their last two games, the Islanders only got one point from their top line, an assist by Kyle Okposo last night against the Buffalo Sabres...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 214 reads 0 comments

  24. 2012 NHL All-Star Game: Why There Shouldn't Be Fan Balloting

    Don't get me wrong by the title. I thought the events of the 2012 All-Star Weekend in Ottawa were amazing. The Fantasy Draft, the Super Skills Competition and the All-Star Game were all very enjoyable...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 164 reads 2 comments

  25. 2012 NHL All-Star Game: Why the Weekend in Ottawa Was a Success

    The 2012 NHL All-Star weekend in Ottawa was definitely a success in my book. Some may disagree with me here, but I really like the concept of two captains conducting a fantasy draft...

    Michael DeSantis Written by Michael DeSantis about over 2 years ago 237 reads 0 comments