New York Islanders Schedule in 2014 - 2015
This season will be bitter sweet we if they donâ€™t make the play offs the last ever game up on Long Island before they move south to Brooklyn will be April 11th at 7pm vs. vs Columbus. Mean while there is a lot of hockey to be played before then the first game will be Vs. Carolina on Friday October 11th and the beginning of the lasts begin on Long Island when the Islanders once again play Carolina for the home opener. Other games of note will be New York Islanders vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (March 9, 2015 being played inside the Air Canada Centre) the next day is a big one the ever growing rivalry of Islanders/ Rangers that will be played on long Island. Then at the end of March the Kings come to town on the 26 if you are looking to see star power that is a game to be at.
New York Islanders Roster
The Roster lives up to the location some say. As the team is looking to the future the roster has looks good with the additional offensive support provided by Rabovski and Kulemin depth Jaroslav Halak was also locked in to a deal and recent news from a trade with Washingtion Chad Johnson was added you can see him in goal playing a lot this pre season at least Halak is still the starter. Also skating for the team this season will getting big talk around the league as someone who will really protect and handle the puck well is John Tavares and Kyle Okposo. Seen as an not upgrade was the Moulson trade for Vanek trade last year so there could be moves made t here quickly. The team plays well as a unit and exports thinki this years aggressive line up could make the play offs if they stay healthy.
New York Islanders Fan Experience
As mentioned at the top this will be the last year at the Islanders home located in Hempstead New York 40 minutes out side of New York City. This building is very old it looks like a big wear house. At the same time it has what is considered to be good old school grit for a hockey match. The building holds 16,170. The food is neat though it is one of the few places that has true Greek food sold at the games you will also find Meat that is Kosher from a butcher company called Glatt a from New York. It is said that it feels like a fish bowl when your inside the place because it goes down.
New York Islanders Trivia
When the Islanders got started in Long Island in 1972 they had to pay a fee of 4 million dollars which is a lot now but really a lot then to the New York Rangers it was known as an territorial fee. It doesnâ€™t look like they will have to pay the fee again though when they move next season to there new place.
New York Islanders History
The New York Islanders were established in 1972 as a way for ownership to stop there from being a league like the NHL. The Islanders have won four cups first in 1980,81,82,83 and really havnâ€™t been close since. Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin is one player who Islanders fans can thank for the great play back in 1980â€™s also there was Glenn "Chico" Resch was really didnâ€™t let anything through in goal. Duane Sutter and Anders also were big names from the time. Since then though front office issues have really hurt the team there was thoughts they wouldnâ€™t ever move with hopes of a project known as Light House project but the offer they got to play in the Barclays Center was too good for the Charles Wang to pass up. Through out the years they have always been looked at as second to the Rangers in adds and in perception and werenâ€™t able to attract the same big players or coaches.
New York Islanders Fan Info
Islander fans are credited with being some of the most loyal fans in the league they are rough and tough and because of the outsiders to the big city concept already described they carry a chip on their shoulders. A lot of the 40 year olds love them because they remember watching them back in the 80s but now attendance is way down this season old school types will come back for special nights and to say good bye to the building but with years of horrible play many people stopped going other than devoted hockey people and you really donâ€™t see a lot of people watching the games in bars as a big must see event.