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Taub: Islanders would have ultimate home-ice advantage even with a half-filled Coliseum

The playoffs will be here soon for the Islanders. They should have their spot locked up within the next few weeks. The question that remains is whether they will have home-ice advantage come when the postseason gets underway next month. Speaking of home-ice — and having a sizable advantage — ...

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Taub: There should be no more excuses for the Islanders to win

The trade deadline has always been a tricky time for the Islanders and their fans. For close to a decade, excitement and enthusiasm to start usually ended with frustration and the feeling of missed opportunity. But things have shifted under the regime headed by Lou Lamoriello. The Isles g.m. has ...

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Taub: Huge homestand could be defining moment of the Islanders’ season

Only 20 games remain on the schedule in this truncated, COVID-ridden season, and the  Islanders are about to embark on their most important homestand all season long. The next six games, the Isles will be tasked with two matchups with the division-leading Capitals, middling Flyers, and rival Rangers. Barry Trotz’s club ...

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Taub: Martin’s excellent season rewarding the Islanders’ faith in him

Lou Lamoriello loves to talk about chemistry. Chemistry when it comes to his team and how it measures to long-standing success. Chemistry when it comes to keeping guys around who he feels are loyal to him, the organization, and vice versa. That is why his decision to bring back Matt ...

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Taub: Fans coming back at the perfect time for the Islanders

For 369 days and nights, Islanders fans have waited patiently. They’ve waited for when they would be packed inside Nassau Coliseum, for when they could cheer their favorite hockey team on again. Which brings us to tonight. This evening marks the night the team will allow fans back into the ...

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Brian Strait talks Islanders tenure and how 2012-13 was a turning point for the franchise

Brian Strait still gets chills when he talks about one specific goal. It was the 2013 playoffs and he and the Islanders were taking on the mighty Pittsburgh Penguins. In game four it was Strait who opened the scoring and in essence blew the roof of Nassau Coliseum in a ...

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Taub: Anders Lee has looked completely rejuvenated this season

Questions still remain this year about how the Islanders can be a more offensive team. At this juncture, the Isles rank in the bottom-five of the league in goals for per game, 26th to be exact. Despite those disappointing numbers, the team has a winning record (9-6-3) and are right ...

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Taub: This version of Michael Dal Colle works for the Islanders

The Islanders have been trying to figure out who Michael Dal Colle for a long time now. Years of patience have led to flashes, but nothing outstanding. But this year feels different. No it’s not him elevating to the goal-scoring winger the team had hoped for when they drafted him ...

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