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Justin is a die-hard Islanders fan and hockey enthusiast. Besides attending nearly 35 Islanders games per year, and watching the rest on TV, Justin also manages to catch most of the Rangers, Devils, and Bruins games on TV as well, thanks to the location of his college. While he started off just an Islanders fan, his love for the game has allowed him to branch out and just enjoy hockey in every aspect. He aims to provide a new and insightful voice to Hockey Independent.

Islanders: Line Changes

Islanders: Line Changes

We’re five games into the NHL season, and it’s fair to say that the Islanders do look better than many, including myself, were expecting. I believe that if Capuano wants them to make a serious push for a playoff spot, however, the lines need to be shuffled slightly. The Isles cannot afford to blow games [...]

The Ily-anders: Post-Mortem

The Ily-anders: Post-Mortem

Now that the truth behind Kovalchuk and the New York Islanders has been revealed, let us look at what is truly left in free agency for the Islanders.

5 Major Reasons Kovalchuk Should Be an Islander

5 Major Reasons Kovalchuk Should Be an Islander

With all due respect to the detractors, here is a list of five reasons why the Islanders need a superstar like Kovalchuk, and furthermore, why he will not effect our salary cap in the future!

NYI: Late Night Kovalchuk Surprise

NYI: Late Night Kovalchuk Surprise

Out of nowhere, the Islanders jump into a position to grab the most prized possession of the free agency period in Ilya Kovalchuk. Twitter is about to explode regarding this topic!

Grading the Islanders: Part Four

Grading the Islanders: Part Four

Part four in a multiple part series that analyzes and grades the play of the New York Islanders. This part covers Mark Streit, Andy Sutton, Freddy Meyer, and Bruno Gervais.

Grading the Islanders: Part Three

Grading the Islanders: Part Three

Some early morning Islanders news, as well as part three of a multiple part series that analyzes and grades the play of each of the New York Islanders from this past season.

Grading the Islanders: Part Two

Grading the Islanders: Part Two

Part two in a multiple part series that analyzes and grades the play of the New York Islanders during the 2009-2010 NHL Season. This part looks at third-string goalie Rick DiPietro and long-forgotten defenseman Brendan Witt.

Grading the Islanders: Part One

Grading the Islanders: Part One

Part one in a multiple part series that will analyze and grade the play of each Islanders from this past season.

NYI: Trade Deadline 2010

NYI: Trade Deadline 2010

A quick look at the two players that SHOULD be leaving Long Island in the coming days.

Tuesday Morning Islanders Thoughts

Tuesday Morning Islanders Thoughts

A quick look into the recent success of the Islanders, as well as Jeff Tambellini and Matt Moulson.

The Lighthouse Has Been Turned Off?

The Lighthouse Has Been Turned Off?

Just a quick update for today: According to a printed report in the Long Island Press (http://www.longislandpress.com), Charles and Wang and Scott Rechler have apparently pulled the plug entirely on the Lighthouse Project, thanks in large part to the tremendous delay in approval by Kate Murray and the Town of Hempstead. While the Long Island [...]

Trent Hunter's Tale and the Hunter Hate Debate

Trent Hunter’s Tale and the Hunter Hate Debate

An in-depth look into why Trent Hunter is a good player, and why the Hunter Hate needs to be halted.

Patience is a Virtue With de Haan

Patience is a Virtue With de Haan

We all remember the Islanders draft party vividly. We all remember the days leading up to it, the excruciating hour prior to the pick, the heart wrenching and terribly false Newsday report which had the Islanders all-but-certainly selecting Matt Duchene first overall, and then finally, the euphoric explosion that centered at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum [...]

A Possible Enforcer for the Islanders?

A Possible Enforcer for the Islanders?

The Islanders enter into this season once again looking rather young and rather inexperienced. Even more than that, the Islanders enter into the season looking rather vulnerable considering the fact that they lack a true NHL enforcer and instigator on their roster. The lack of an enforcer has been one of the hottest Islander discussions [...]

A New Face at Camp

A New Face at Camp

“Isle Be Watching You” – Garth Snow Alright, so obviously this is not a direct quote from Garth Snow himself, however, it still does not take away from the fact that there are several under-the-radar names that Garth Snow and Scott Gordon will be keeping their eyes on during this year’s training camp. Although we [...]