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Taub: Eberle Stays On and Shows That Isles Are A Destination

Out of the four key unrestricted free agents that were a priority for Lou Lamoriello this summer, Jordan Eberle was placed at the bottom of the pack. That was, until today. This morning, the New York Islanders announced that they had signed Eberle, 29, to a new contract that would ...

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Taub: The Images That Defined the Isles Remarkable Season

With the official end of the 2018-19 National Hockey League season occurring tonight, it’s always a treat to look back on the pictures that symbolized what was another incredible year for the sport. In the case of the New York Islanders, their unprecedented successful campaign led to a few of ...

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Taub: A Year After Snow and Weight’s Firing, Isles are Standing Tall

It was one year ago yesterday that New York Islanders fans rejoiced that general manager Garth Snow and head coach Doug Weight were finally fired from their positions within the organization. The day was a long time coming, but it was also a moment that might have changed the franchises’ ...

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Taub: Nelson Re-signing Solidifies Himself As The Future Second Line Center

It didn’t take long for New York Islanders President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello to get down to business with his busy club’s offseason already underway. Lamoriello, knowing that his team still lacks depth at the center position in the organization, hammered out the first of hopefully a few important ...

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Taub: The 2018-19 Season Through The Voice of the Fans

The 2018-19 New York Islanders in a way were a Cinderella story. From losing captain and face of the franchise John Tavares on July 1, the team’s return to Nassau Coliseum at the beginning of December, to the unbelievable two-month run from late December to mid-February, and the sweep of ...

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Taub: Counting Down the 10 Most Memorable Games of the 2018-19 Season

It’s been a week now since the New York Islanders season came to an end. The feeling of the sweep at the hands of the Hurricanes still feels very fresh. But in the past seven days, there’s been a lot of time for reflection for just how unprecedented and enjoyable ...

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Taub: In The End, It Just Wasn’t Enough

Live by the sword, die by the sword. The famous saying derived from Gospel of Mathew is used when describing sport and it perfectly describes the 2018-19 New York Islanders. That sword you might ask, is defense. It’s the concept that changed this team from the outset. It was the ...

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Taub: Down 2-0, Isles No Beginner When it Comes to Facing Adversity

They’ve done it all year long. And now, they’re going to have to do it again. What you ask that it is? Overcoming adversity. From the beginning of the offseason all the way to when the buzzer sounded yesterday afternoon, the New York Islanders have become equipped with finding a ...

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Isles Must Still Embrace that Underdog Mentality

“Keep Proving People Wrong”, – Brock Nelson after winning games three and four in Pittsburgh. That’s the mantra that the New York Islanders and their fans have continued to abide by since before this season began and well into their sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round. It’s ...

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The Isles Magic Ride has Only Just Begun

Let me take you back to July 1 of last year. The New York Islanders, for all the suffering they’ve put themselves and their fans through since the glory years of the early ’80s, had just taken another blow to the gut. Their captain, fearless leader, and face of the ...

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