Ilya Sorokin

5 Islanders Hot Takes Ahead Of The 23-24 Season

Everyone loves a good hot take, right? Well, today, I am giving you my five Islanders hot takes approaching the 2023-24 campaign. The takes will get increasingly hotter as we move on. Related Article: Top 10 New York Islanders Prospects 2023-24 Let’s Go! #5: Noah Dobson Receives Norris Votes After an incredibly strong first half […]

Read More

Predicting the Isles Opening Night Lineup

With not much roster turnover since elimination on April 28th at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes, there will be plenty of familiar faces in the blue and orange when the Islanders take the ice for opening night on October 14th at UBS Arena. Isles management will stick with their inner belief in this current […]

Read More
Leafs Goalies Jack Campbell and Frederik Andersen

The Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Franchise Goalies

In the first round of the 2005 Entry Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected a goalie with the 21st overall pick. This goalie would go on to become the winningest goalie in franchise history, leading them to 3 Stanley Cup Finals and 1 Stanley Cup victory while also winning a Vezina Trophy and William M. […]

Read More

Islanders Have True Franchise Goaltender in Sorokin

After former New York Islanders great and Hall of Fame goaltender Billy Smith retired, the franchise needed to find a goaltender that would give them a chance to win on a nightly basis and be someone that could take the franchise to new heights. From the late 80s through the early 2020s, the organization went […]

Read More
Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Why Shesterkin Can Win The Vezina This Upcoming Season

Last year was a mixed bag for New York Rangers All-Star goaltender Igor Shesterkin. After struggling for much of the first half of the season, Shesterkin, 27, finished the regular season with a record of 37-13-0-8 with a 2.48 goals-against average, a .916 save percentage, and three shutouts. This was a far cry from the […]

Read More

New York Islanders Signs Four Players

The New York Islanders have announced that they’ve signed goaltender Ilya Sorokin to an eight-year contract extension worth $8.25 million annually. Pierre Engvall would receive a seven-year contract worth $3 million annually. Scott Mayfield would also receive a seven-year contract worth $3.5 million annually. Semyon Varlamov would receive a four-year contract worth an unknown annual […]

Read More
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Islanders Shooting Themselves in The Foot in Their Series with the Hurricanes

It does not have to be this way for the New York Islanders in their first-round Stanley Cup playoff matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes. Going into this series, the Islanders had the better goaltender in Ilya Sorokin, a little bit more offensive depth than the injury-ravaged Hurricanes, and they had been playing playoff-style hockey for […]

Read More

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoff Eastern Conference Round One Preview with our expert picks

It is that time of year again. The one all hockey fans wait for. It’s Stanley Cup playoff time! Let’s take a look at the matchups schedules and our staff picks for the first round. (1A) Boston Bruins 65-12-5, 135 points vs. (WC2) Florida Panthers 42-32-8, 92 points Here is the Schedule Mon., April 17: Panthers […]

Read More

Islanders Coming Back to Life At the Right Time

If you are a hockey fan who has followed the NHL closely this season, there is no doubt that you are paying close attention to the standings at this time of year. One of the great things about the NHL is that there is a lot of parity, which has certainly been the case this […]

Read More

Penguins Blow Another Lead, Lose 4-2 To Islanders

The New York Islanders defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 last night at PPG Paints Arena. Goalie Ilya Sorokin made 44 saves for the Islanders, who are now 29-24-7. It was the team’s first game without forward Mathew Barzal, who is out week-to-week with a lower-body injury.  Forwards Jake Guentzel and Jason Zucker each scored for […]

Read More