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Wilde Card In The Mix

When draft night arrived two months ago, Bode Wilde was one of the premier defensemen expected to be a top selection. As the first ten picks were announced on that Friday evening, the thought was that he would hear his name called at least before the 15th overall pick — ...

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Ranking the Isles Revamped Prospect Pool

We are now just two months away from the start of the 2018-19 season. You could feel the tense but exciting feeling amongst the New York Islander faithful, and for good reason. While a new regime now running the organization headlined by Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz are poised to ...

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How Big Of An Impact Will Mitch Korn Have?

In one word: MASSIVE. No one can take away the magnitude of what hiring Barry Trotz means for the future of the New York Islander franchise, but having his friend, long-time colleague, and goaltending physic Mitch Korn now in the fold just might turn out to be the biggest acquisition ...

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It’s Now or Never for Brock Nelson

Brock Nelson’s tenure as a New York Islander has reached a critical point. The Islanders and Nelson avoided going to next weeks’ arbitration period yesterday after the two sides agreed to a one year deal worth $4.25 million dollars. It’s a nice increase from the $3.5 million qualifying offer that ...

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Making The Case For Who Should Be The Next Captain of The Franchise

As the days of July dwindle down, hockey season doesn’t seem that far away. For the New York Islanders and their fans, the past month has been a time of change in direction by the organization. John Tavares, Calvin de Haan, and Nikolay Kulemin out, Leo Komarov, Valtteri Filppula, Jan ...

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Lou Lamoriello Fixing The Isles One Step At a Time

There will be bigger moves to come, but at the moment for the New York Islanders and their fans, a plan does seem to be in place with Lou Lamoriello calling the shots. After losing the franchise superstar and captain John Tavares on Sunday, Lamoriello made a few moves that ...

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Isles Free Agency Preview

As we wait for word of where John Tavares will be playing in the future, the free agency frenzy is set to begin this Sunday at noon. For the New York Islanders, every aspect of their offseason gameplan hinges on whether Tavares decides to stay with the franchise or leave ...

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Isles Draft Recap: Hit After Hit

Lou Lamoriello was expected to knock this draft out of the park by making one or possibly two franchise-altering trades. Instead, he rounded the bases in a whole different way. Lamoriello and the rest of his colleagues had to be feeling giddy after plucking two top-ten talents without having a pick ...

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Islanders 2018 NHL Draft Preview and Analysis

Now the real work begins for Lou Lamoriello. While he still tries to entice captain John Tavares to commit long-term to the franchise and free agent coach Barry Trotz to come take the head coaching job, Lamoriello is now faced with the task of his first draft as Islanders President of ...

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Mathew Barzal Wins the Calder In a Landslide

Mathew Barzal’s spectacular freshman season culminated this evening when he was the unanimous choice for the Calder Memorial Trophy at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas. Barzal became the fifth rookie in New York Islanders history to win the award. He joined an elite list that features Hall of Famers ...

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