New York Islanders

2015 has been an incredible year for the New York Islanders. As someone once said: “what a time to be alive!”

By Justin Weiss

When ESPN’s Mark Jones watched Georgia Tech block a Florida State field goal and return it to the house for a game-winning score, he echoed the same sentiment of many New York Islanders fans: “What a time to be alive!”

While there have certainly been ups-and-downs in 2015, one thing is for certain: it was one helluva time to be alive.

While the rest of the sports world was enjoying a relatively typical and feel-good year, Isles fans experienced the playoffs, a stadium move, a disgruntled CEO, some incredible highlights, a popular chant and something along the lines of “MC2.”

No longer the doormat of the league, the Isles experienced an impressive turnaround that gave fans hope, and ultimately led to higher expectations for the first time in years.

Here’s the top five moments of 2015.

Justin Weiss is a staff editor at Elite Sports New York, where he covers the New York Islanders and Brooklyn Cyclones. In 2016, he received a Quill Award for Freelance Journalism. He has written for the Long Island Herald, FanSided and YardBarker.