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Some of the Many, Many, Reasons to Sign NHL Free Agent Alexander Semin

One of the NHL's three best unrestricted free agents is still out there, still waiting to cash in. Why teams are wrong to ignore the talent that is Alexander Semin.

Mark Streit, Blake Comeau and the Elusive Role of Confidence in NHLers

New York Islanders defenseman Mark Streit took an unconventional route to the NHL, and he says gaining confidence was a big part of what helped him attain an important role.

Who Will the New York Islanders Centers be in 2012-13?

The New York Islanders have several candidates to fill out their roster at center in 2012-13, but only two of them are proven commodities.

Arnott to Wellwood: NHL Free Agents Still Unsigned

The New York Islanders may not be done with free agency, as they have plenty of cap room and some good depth players available to sign.

A Need? Islanders Depth Signings Point to Proverbial 'Toughness'

With the signings of Matt Carkner, Eric Boulton, Mike Halmo, Blair Riley and Brandon Defazio, the New York Islanders are once again trying to protect their skilled prospects with traditional tough guys.

Zach Parise, Ryan Suter Sign with Wild; NHL Moves On

With the hottest free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter both heading to the Minnesota Wild, the rest of the hockey-watching U.S. can get back to enjoying a holiday.

LHH Zeitgeist: The Declaration of Isles Dependence

A satirical Declaration of New York Islanders Dependence.

Hockey Analytics: Explaining the importance of Shot Quality in Hockey -

I've referenced this a bunch in my comments before, and it's something I meant to get to in my intro to hockey analytics series, but Eric of Broad Street Hockey has written an amazing article explaining what we mean by "shot quality" and why those who look at hockey #s tend to dismiss it as an argument for a team being good and focus more on possession statistics like corsi/fenwick. Very readable and requires little outside knowledge.

Free Agency, Day 3: Market Waits for Suter, Parise; Islanders Fans Ponder Scraps

The New York Islanders and the rest of the NHL wait for big free agent targets Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to make decisions before the rest of the names on the market move.

NHL Free Agency, Day 2: Islanders among offers to Bryce Salvador

The New York Islanders made some budget signings on July 1 as NHL free agency opened, but were said to still be looking as the silly season entered its second 24 hours.

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