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Tim Ryder

Native of the South Shore of Long Island. Super fan. Family man. I'm also a baseball writer. Follow me on Twitter @TimothyRRyder

Cal Clutterbuck Back to Sparking Islanders

Although it’s come in an extremely small sample size, New York Islanders third-line forward Cal Clutterbuck has appeared to re-embrace the physical, agitational play he built his career on, which in turn reignited the rest of his game. Clutterbuck seemed to abandon his hallmark, “do something” attitude in favor of ...

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Islanders Lose to Preds; Recap & Random Thoughts

The New York Islanders lost their home opener, 4-3, to the Nashville Predators in front of over 12,000 fans at the Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn. The Islanders controlled the puck for most of the game’s first few minutes but Viktor Arvidsson broke off toward the net, made a between-the-legs ...

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Random Thoughts from Islanders’ OT Opening Night Win

Valtteri Filppula scored the Islanders’ first goal of the season, Thomas Greiss stopped 45-of-46 shots in regulation, and the Isles beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 in overtime for their first win of the season. Mathew Barzal did an excellent job of drawing a tripping penalty to give the Isles a ...

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Islanders Are Sending Mixed Signals, Put Youth Movement On Hold

In a tweet from Arthur Staple of The Athletic, the New York Islanders’ expected opening night lineups were revealed. Needless to say, I think we were all a bit befuddled by the initial (and tentative) lines and defensive pairings for Thursday night’s opener against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, especially ...

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For the New York Islanders, There is Clearly Life After JT

  I’m starting to think that after losing John Tavares this past offseason, things won’t be as bad as some of us think for the New York Islanders. At the time, it felt like the future of this organization took a sharp left-turn into a bridge embankment. Alas, there is life after ...

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