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Bentivenga: Erik Gustafsson to Attend Islanders’ Training Camp on a PTO

Nick Leddy being dealt to the Detroit Red Wings in July left a hole on the New York Islanders’ blue line that has been surrounded by nothing but question marks. However, it looks like the answer might be on the way… if he impresses at training camp.  On Thursday morning, ...

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Bentivenga: Fischler inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

In his time covering professional hockey, Stan Fischler has become an icon in the world of sports media and a staple of the New York sports media community. His award case is impressive to say the least, including eight New York Emmy awards and the 2007 Lester Patrick Award, given ...

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Bentivenga: Islanders ink Beauvillier to three-year extension

After what seemed like an eternity of waiting in the dark, the dam has finally burst for the New York Islanders.  On Wednesday morning, general manager Lou Lamoriello finally dusted off the cobwebs surrounding his drawer of contracts and filed them to the league, making for an eventful morning for ...

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Bentivenga: Dobson could be the answer to fill Leddy’s spot

With Nick Leddy being dealt to the Red Wings, the Islanders now have a hole on their blue line they have yet to fill. But don’t worry Isles fans… his replacement might be a lot closer than we all think.  Who might this replacement be, you’re wondering? A lot of ...

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Bentivenga: Divisional Offseason Recap – New York Rangers

The IslesBlog team’s overview on the New York Islanders’ seven Metropolitan Division opponents continues, and today we’re taking a look at the Isles’ cross-town rivals: the New York Rangers. There’s a lot to unpack here, so let’s get into it. The Rangers are looking pretty different from the team we ...

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Bentivenga: Trotz to serve as assistant coach for Canada at ’22 Winter Olympics

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are still several months away at this point, but we now know Islanders fans will see at least one familiar face when the games open. As announced by Hockey Canada on Monday morning, Isles head coach Barry Trotz will officially be behind the bench for ...

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Bentivenga: Isles ink Pelech to eight-year contract extension

Just when we thought the Islanders’ offseason couldn’t get any more quiet, general manager Lou Lamoriello finally dusted off his drawer of contracts and pulled out a deal that has many fans dancing in the streets.  D-man Adam Pelech has officially agreed to terms on a massive eight-year contract extension, ...

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IslesBlog Debate: Beauvillier for Tarasenko- Would you do it?

As the Islanders’ offseason rolls on (or starts up), it’s time to get into everyone’s favorite/not so favorite topic: trade speculation.  It’s been reported that St. Louis Blues sniper Vladimir Tarasenko has wanted out of the organization for a few weeks now, and when trade rumors surround any big name ...

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Bentivenga: What to take away from Islanders’ qualifying offers

As the New York Islanders off-season rolls on and free agency rapidly approaches, it looks like we finally have some free agent news to provide an update on. Well, sort of… it’s just not in the way you might think. Monday evening (5pm EST, to be precise) was the deadline ...

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IslesBlog Roundtable- Sign ’em, trade ’em, or let ’em walk: Anthony Beauvillier

Anthony Beauvillier has been in a mix of mock trade scenarios, including one from The Athletic’s, Arthur Staple. Beauvillier is going into his age-24 season and has already had some pretty big moments for the New York Islanders. So, the team at Islesblog is back again for another edition of ...

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