Frans Nielsen

New York Islanders #51 - Center

  • Born: 04/24/84
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 180
2013-14 Islanders 80 25 33 58 -11 8 5 2 0 167

Critical Thinking Cult: Don't fear the stat keeper


Rather than being wrapped up in some silly war among old school columnists and bloggers, analytics should just be seen as a newer, more accurate way to measure and understand longheld hockey...

[Bits] Lies, likes and Frans disappearance


Ahead of tonight's Blue/White scrimmage, some New York Islanders news and poor coverage.

[Bits] Frans Fantasy and Lego Tavares


There is no real Islanders news, but as always that won't prevent us from discussing the team all day and all night.

[Bits] Bridgeport finale; sad Frans; playoff notes


The New York Islanders' youngest pros prepare for the AHL season's final weekend with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Sens 4 (EN), Isles 1: Home slate mercifully over


The New York Islanders will finish the 2013-14 season with 13 home wins, the fewest since the 2000-01 season. That's about all you need -- plus gifs! -- from their 4-1 loss to the Senators.

Isles 2*, Devils 1 (*SO): Much quicker this time.


With playoff implications for one team, the New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils played a low-scoring game that reached extra time, because that's what the Devils do.

Okposo, Bailey Near Exclusive Isles 400 Games Club

Not many forwards have heard their names called on draft day by the New York Islanders and later found themselves playing a 400th game in an Isles jersey. By season's end, the short list may grow...

Why is the Isles PK so awful?


The New York islanders have one of the worst penalty kills in the league, but the source of the problem might not be what you think.

Johnson Gets 2 Games for Breaking Nielsen's Hand


If you were surprised Erik Johnson would get a phone hearing for his slash late in Saturday night's loss to the Avalanche, Newsday's Arthur Staple provides key context: It broke Frans Nielsen's hand.

Isles vs. Lightning: Martinek has 10 lives


Radek Martinek returns (again), Brock Nelson plays center, Peter Regin lines up on Frans Nielsen's wing.

Diagram: Subtle Brilliance of JT's Hat Trick Goal


John Tavares hat trick: Sometimes a goal comes not from how hard a player shoots nor how pretty the setup, but rather the location and the timing of when he chooses to do it.

A Look Into a Night of Islanders Shift Management

Some fans have a problem with how Jack Capuano and the Islanders deploy their forward lines. This is a look into how Capuano actually used the forwards for one night.

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