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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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Believe It or Not: Lou Already Shaping The Isles In His Image

When Lou Lamoriello was named President of Hockey Operations for the New York Islanders, a change was needed and expected. But I don’t believe anyone could have foreseen just how fast he’s already started to mold the Isles in the way he has envisioned. It’s taken a measly three weeks for ...

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Things Are Already Looking Up on LOU Island

For how long the passionate fans of the New York Islanders waited for a day like Tuesday, the fact that change has already taken place is a beautiful thing. Just two weeks after being hired to oversee the Isles hockey operations, Lou Lamoriello wasted no time relieving both Garth Snow and ...

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Which Players Will Be Affected The Most With Lou In Charge?

““The most important thing is to look at who is in the organization, and what they bring. And it not being about them. For a team to have success, the players have to give up their own identity to have success.” That was the message ushered by Lou Lamoriello when he ...

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Cha, Cha, Changes!!! Five Things That Will Change Under Lou

It’s now been just about 48 hours since the New York Islanders announced that Lou Lamoriello was the new President of Hockey Operations. Lamoriello said himself numerous times on Tuesday that he will evaluate everybody in the organization, but if difficult decisions need to be made, he won’t be afraid ...

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Louie! Louie! Louie!: It’s Lamoriello’s Show Now on Long Island

After much speculation over the past two weeks, earlier this morning, the New York Islanders named 75-year old Lou Lamoriello the new President of Hockey Operations. Lamoriello, now the new boss, according to the Islanders press release, “will have full authority over all hockey matters in the organization”.  And seeing ...

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What’s Going on At The Worlds? Isles Addition

As the Stanley Cup Playoffs rage on, across the world over in Demark, the 2018 IIHF World Championships are in full swing. And with the preliminaries now complete, and the knockout stage beginning tomorrow, the games are only going to get more exciting. For six members of the New York Islanders, the ...

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In Lou of Changes: What Lamoriello Would Do For The Isles

Is the dream-come-true of Lou Lamoriello emigrating to the Islanders about to happen? And would Lou be in lieu of Garth Snow? These are questions likely to be answered sooner rather than later based on a flock of rumors flying down from — naturally — The Commonwealth of Rumors, Toronto. ...

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Remembering Bill Torrey: His Most Impactful Moments on the Islander Franchise

The hockey world and the New York Islanders family is mourning the loss of Bill Torrey. Torrey, passed away last night at the age of 83 at his home in Florida. Referred to as “The Architect”, Torrey was the Islanders first president and general manager and was with the organization ...

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