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Shirman: Dal Colle, Bellows, and Schneider spotted at Isles team outing, signaling return for this season

As Islanders’ training camp approaches, GM Lou Lamoriello is slowly unfurling the cards he typically keeps so close to his chest — though unconventionally. Isles fans were surprised when Lamoriello’s newest “officially unofficial” re-signings were released through a barrage of videos and photos circulating social media, featuring Michael Dal Colle, ...

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Shirman: Getting to know the Islanders’ new draft class

Going into the 2021 Entry Draft without a first-round pick, the Islanders were seeking to draft wisely in later rounds. It appears that they managed to do just that. With quite a few prospects projected to go higher than they did, the Islanders’ 2021 Draft Class holds a well-rounded mix ...

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Shirman: Examining the Islanders’ Newly Announced Contracts

September 1st welcomed not only a new month and the beginning of hockey season, but also a torrential downpour of Islanders’ contracts. Notably, GM Lou Lamoriello has not lost anyone to free agency. Follow along as I examine the multi-year deals announced today. Anthony Beauvillier: 3x$4.15M Beauvillier, an RFA, has ...

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Shirman: Divisional Offseason Recap — The Philadelphia Flyers

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’ rival from the City of Brotherly Love: the Philadelphia Flyers. After an optimistic start to the 2020-21 season, the Flyers fell out of playoff contention. In an ...

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Shirman: How exactly will Ilya Sorokin’s new contract shape up

Monday’s re-signings of Igor Shesterkin and Ilya Samsonov turned the attention to the other young Russian goalie in the Metropolitan Division, our very own Ilya Sorokin. Despite the complete silence on this front from g.m. Lou Lamoriello’s office, Sorokin had no such qualms when discussing contract negotiations just last week ...

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