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BARZALMANIA! Mathew Barzal’s Top-Ten Calder Winning Moments

It’s a sure thing that Mathew Barzal — the Islanders freshman — will be unanimously named the Calder Trophy winner.  Barzal’s season ranks among the greatest in the history of the game and the history of the Islanders franchise for a first-year player. The 20-year old will become the first ...

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Isles Season In Review: Player Grades

With exit interviews now complete, it’s time for evaluation of the 2017-18 New York Islanders. The club as a whole experienced their worst season in four years, only compiling 80 points. The Islanders also missed the playoffs for the second straight season. Everyone played a part in what was a ...

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The Wrap Up: 12 Final Thoughts

The night has come. Another season of the New York Islanders hockey after tonight’s game in Detroit will be in the books. Not many teams in the NHL this season can say they have had the up and down season that took place on Long Island these past eight months. But ...

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Five Positives and Negatives To Take Away From 2017-18

Whenver another season comes to an end, reflecting on what went right and what went wrong always comes in to play. For the 2017-18 version of the New York Islanders, there were much more negatives to outway the positives in what will be the second straight year without playoff hockey. ...

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Where Does 2017-18 Rank Among the Lost Seasons In Islander History?

On Saturday night, the 45th season of New York Islanders will come to an end. For the second straight season and the seventh time in the past ten seasons, the team will not be playing postseason hockey. The disappointment of another consecutive playoff-less season has the fans and pundits around ...

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Five For Five

It was nice to finally see the Islanders come away with a win — especially for the rook Christopher Gibson. Now with the club still slim playoff hopes alive, can the team find a way to possibly go on a run, and make these next four weeks more intriguing. Time ...

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The Week Ahead: For Pride or Playoffs?

Throughout this season, Our Rob Taub will give his preview of the week ahead for the New York Islanders. There will be what to watch for, and one X-factor for both the Isles and the opposing team they face that night. Time is running out on the New York Islanders. ...

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Five For Five

Another week gone, but the season hanging on by a thread. Don’t believe me? The Islanders only sit five points out of the second wildcard in the Metro with 16 games to go. There were signs of life for the Islanders Saturday night in Pittsburgh despite the OT loss. And ...

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The Week Ahead: Western Canada Week

Throughout this season, Our Rob Taub will give his preview of the week ahead for the New York Islanders. There will be what to watch for, and one x-factor for both the Isles and the opposing team they face that night. We’ve reached the point of the 2017-18 season for ...

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