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Taub: A second shot at the Tampa is what the Islanders wanted, now they must take them down

Barry Trotz didn’t mince words when saying that this is what he wanted for him and his team. “I’m glad it’s Tampa,” the Islanders’ head coach said on Thursday in a radio spot on ESPN NY Radio. “If you’re going to win a Stanley Cup, why not go through the ...

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Matt Moulson reminisces on years with Islanders and franchise’s turnaround

In the midst of the Islanders’ first-round game four matchup with the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nassau Coliseum, a highlight video played on the jumbotron. Within moments, Matt Moulson appeared on the screen with a blue t-shirt in hand. The crowd inside the Coliseum erupted and chants of “Matty Moulson” rang ...

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Taub: Taking down the Bruins will be an uphill battle, but it’s one Islanders must go through

I will go on the record and say I wanted the Islanders to avoid the Boston Bruins at all costs before the playoffs began. I made that remark on the PTIsles Podcast when asked who I preferred the team play in the first round (P.S. I wanted the Pens). Well, ...

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Taub: Islanders’ everlasting resilience propelled them in Game 6 clincher

There are a multitude of things you can point to for the Islanders’ success now over the last three years. One of those instilled in them from day one under the Barry Trotz regime was a little-known but missing quality: resilience. Resilence in the dictionary is defined as “the capacity ...

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