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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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Order 66

I’m happy Josh Ho-Sang is wearing number 66 because that is the number he wants to wear and honestly, I don’t care.  What is mindboggling is the backlash against him for wearing such a highly-distinguished number (yes, that’s sarcasm).  The whole idea that we need to retire a number throughout ...

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Why Halak Needs to Remain in Bridgeport

    This Section Has Been Intentionally Left Blank       Now lets look at how he would be a help for the Islanders. Before looking at the long-term effects of keeping Jaro Halak in the organization, the short term benefits need to be understood.  Halak is a better ...

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The Islanders Did Nothing, And That’s OK

After much talk the only move the Islanders made at the deadline was to get Josh Ho-Sang a plane ticket to Dallas.  The Islanders did not make a single trade in the weeks leading up to the NHL Trade Deadline, and that’s ok.  The Isles are stuck between out of ...

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Many Roads to the Wild Card

With the Islanders, currently in the middle of their nine-game road trip, much has been made about the difficult path that lies ahead for them.  But what lies ahead for the rest of the playoff competitors.  The top four in the Metro are set, the Atlantic Division along with the ...

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A Look At Who May Be Available

With the NHL trade deadline, a little less than two weeks away, the time for wheeling and dealing is upon us.  In regards to the Islanders, this recent home point streak has moved them squarely out of the seller’s column and into the stand pat or even buyer’s column.  With ...

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