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Josh Bailey: Garth Snow’s Greatest Success

  While that headline seems like an exaggeration, it is not inaccurate.  One of Snow’s strengths as a general manager has been how he moves his way through the NHL draft.  The 2008 NHL draft was no exception.  In that draft, Snow traded down twice (from five to seven, then ...

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The Demotion of Josh Ho-Sang

As with almost any decision the Islanders make, the demotion of Josh Ho-Sang has caused plenty of debate.  When you add in the fact that Ho-Sang is one of the more polarizing players in the organization, the debate goes to another level.  Today, this was the correct move by the ...

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The Start Of A New Tradition

This week the Islanders welcomed everybody from Bryan Trottier to Petr Mika back for Alumni Weekend.  Which somehow became a controversial idea, thanks Twitter.  This was a great weekend for the Islanders and will hopefully lead to many more positive experiences for fans.  In terms of reaching the fanbase it ...

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It’s Time to Unlock Pulock

The Islander power play is 0 for the season.  They have had 18 opportunities up one or more men and have yet to find the back of the net. Actually, as a team they are minus 2 while on the power play, meaning they have given up more goals then ...

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A Quick Tour of the East

There is plenty of uncertainty around the Islanders as the season begins but how does the rest of the East stack up.  Over the last two seasons 13 of the 16 teams have made the playoffs, in addition Carolina and Buffalo are poised to make the leap into the playoffs ...

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Mission: Incomplete

In what may be the most important off season of the Snow Administration (if it’s not a success it could be his last), Snow has gotten off to an interesting start.  In this world of instant reaction, the Islanders decision making has given the hockey world pause.  The Isles are ...

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Is Good Enough, Good Enough?

The Islanders season is over.  They were able to climb out of an early season hole and were able to make the season entertaining.  Even though they made a run at the playoffs, this year was absolutely a step back.  This season had the results that will make anyone step ...

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Last Licks

It’s safe to say that this season is on its last legs.  There is a full offseason to worry about what is next for the Isles, so let’s dream about the rest of this season.  There is still a chance that the Isles will make the playoffs, make no mistake ...

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When Does Halak Play?

On Thursday, the Islanders recalled Jaro Halak from Bridgeport.  This gives the Islanders the best chance at making the playoffs this season.  After some less than stellar moments from JF Berube, we can also assume that we will most likely not see him again this season.  This will not be ...

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