Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 New York Islanders

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Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck Drop Preview series takes you through each team as the season is fast approaching. The preview will focus on the narratives surrounding the team ending last year, during the offseason, and heading into the 2021-22 season. Puck Drop Preview also focuses on what […] READ MORE


New York Islanders Re-Sign Anthony Beauvillier

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According to reports the New York Islanders have re-signed restricted free agent forward Anthony Beauvillier to a three-year contract worth $12.3 million, or $ 4.1 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2023-24 season. Another #Isles contract that was agreed to but still on the “to be filed” list: Anthony Beauvillier has a […] READ MORE


Ilya Sorokin Re-Signs with New York Islanders

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The New York Islanders signed restricted free agent goaltender Ilya Sorokin to a three-year, $12 million contract. The salary carries a cap hit of $4 million per season. #Isles Transactions: Anthony Beauvillier, Casey Cizikas, Kyle Palmieri and Ilya Sorokin have all agreed to multi-year contracts. — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) September 1, 2021 Ilya Sorokin […] READ MORE



2021 New York Islanders Offseason Primer

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As a shortened and hectic offseason approaches, Last Word on Hockey is looking ahead towards how teams will deal with the reality of a flat salary cap. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of how […] READ MORE


New York Islanders Ilya Sorokin Showing His Worth

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The New York Islanders were a desperate hockey team entering Game 4 of their first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. A big question mark entering Game 4 was their goaltending. Ilya Sorokin was the starter in Game 1 and won that game for the Islanders. However, head coach Barry Trotz went to a healthy Semyon […] READ MORE


New York Islanders Need Semyon Varlamov to Step up His Game

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Through three games against the Pittsburgh Penguins, one thing is for sure: the New York Islanders’ goaltending needs to be much better. Through the regular season, the islanders had one of the best one-two punches in the league. Semyon Varlamov and Ilya Sorokin backstopped the Islanders to the fourth seed in the East Division. At […] READ MORE




NHL Predictions for January 18th – Early Games

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NHL predictions are difficult to make. A lucky bounce either way can completely change the outcome of a game. Today’s slate of games features a few matchups that will deliver high scores. Low scoring action will be found as well with two of the NHL’s best defensive teams taking the ice. Let’s take a look […] READ MORE