The Islanders have already surpassed the midway point of the season, embarking on the second half of a year that is marking the end of an era for this organization.
There are currently 40 games remaining of the regular season, leaving only 24 games left to be played at the only building they have called home for the past 43 years; Nassau Coliseum.
With the off-season moves that GM Garth Snow made this summer, many predicted that the last year at the Madhouse on the Meadowbrook would be a memorable one. But it’s doubtful that many Islanders fans and hockey pundits expected the Islanders to be sitting atop the Metropolitan Division as they prepare to face their biggest rivals tonight, the New York Rangers.
Holy Honey Badger! Brad Marchand has started the season off showing the NHL that he is more than just a "Little Ball of Hate". Not only did he have a short handed goal earlier this week (remember his 5 shorties in the 2010-11 Cup run?) but he ended last night's game in the sixth round of the shoot out by burying the puck past Johan Hedberg. Marshy has three goals and one assist so far and recently commented that after last season, he spoke with the coaches and they agreed that he needed to work on his overall game and not just being an agitator. Brad said with a forty-game season, its just too short to g...