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Taub: Weirdly Enough, Ross Johnston was the Islanders’ Breakout Player this Season

I know what you’re thinking. How could a fourth-liner, more like a 13th forward, be a team’s breakout player this season? If you scroll through the Islanders’ lineup, a lot of the usual names had the seasons expected of them. Then their’s Ross Johnston. Now, you won’t be looking at ...

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Taub: Ilya Sorokin and What He Means to the Islanders’ Future

The New York Islanders are one step closer to securing their goaltender of the future. Earlier this morning, TSN reported that the KHL season is officially canceled after the league couldn’t come to a resolution to schedule its playoffs due to the COVID-19 shutdown. What that means for Ilya Sorokin is that ...

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Taub: For Isles Fans, Villains Have Galore Throughout the Years

Yesterday on the The Michael Kay Show, Don La Greca, co-host to Michael Kay, gave his list of villains for all nine New York sports teams and who their fans detest the most. When he came upon the New York Islanders, La Greca chose Dale Hunter as the team’s biggest villain ...

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Taub: Islanders Can Go a Number of Ways after Coronavirus Shutdown

The coronavirus (COVID-19) brought the entire sports world to a halt yesterday. Every major professional sports league, including the National Hockey League, suspended its operations as a means to slow the spread of the pandemic and save lives. In the case of the New York Islanders, who were supposed to ...

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Five for Five: An Endless Road

New for the 2019-20 season for Isles Blog, our Rob Taub each Monday will give you his thoughts on five important things to key on for that week’s games for the New York Islanders. The New York Islanders could know the fate of their season by the time their four-game ...

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Taub: The Islanders Are Done

There’s 16 games remaining in the 2019-20 season for the New York Islanders, but this year looks all but lost. The Islanders are finished. Forget the idea that this team is so called “good” anymore. Forget that they were one of the hardest teams to play against; that’s long gone. ...

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Five for Five: Pick Your S*** Up

New for the 2019-20 season for Isles Blog, our Rob Taub each Monday will give you his thoughts on five important things to key on for that week’s games for the New York Islanders. Former Islanders head coach Jack Capuano had a saying once: Pick your s*** up! He used ...

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Five for Five: Gut Check Time

New for the 2019-20 season for Isles Blog, our Rob Taub each Monday will give you his thoughts on five important things to key on for that week’s games for the New York Islanders. Trade deadline day has arrived. All the speculation, rumors, fake rumors if you get caught up ...

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Five for Five: Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

New for the 2019-20 season for Isles Blog, our Rob Taub each Monday will give you his thoughts on five important things to key on for that week’s games for the New York Islanders. With a week left until the NHL Trade Deadline, the Islanders are showing their desperation. Yesterday, ...

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Taub: Offense Coming Alive At The Perfect Time for The Isles

The New York Islanders have been searching for offense all season. And recently, the tide has begun to turn in their favor. Heading into their four-game Western swing starting tonight in Nashville, the Isles have scored three or more goals in six of their last seven games. Head coach Barry ...

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