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Greenberg: Rakell Might Be The Islanders’ Man on Deadline Day

With the NHL trade deadline less than two weeks away, Isles fans are wondering what tricks Lou Lamoriello has up his sleeve. The Islanders’ play has taken a dip since captain Anders Lee suffered a torn ACL that will keep him out the remainder of the season. With up to ...

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Dunnigan: The need for Kyle Palmieri on the Islanders

As we approach the NHL Trade Deadline, there is a lot of buzz about who the Islanders will be looking to add. Of all the names presumed to be available, there is one in particular that should be the top of Lou Lamoriello’s list: Kyle Palmieri. The Devils’ 30-year-old winger ...

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Simpson: Radar and the Bowtie, Egghead and Lou Loophole

High in the rafters of Nassau Coliseum hang a pair of banners honoring two Islanders legends who never donned the blue and orange: general manager Bill Torrey and coach Al Arbour. Together these two men developed one of the most remarkable dynasties in NHL history—the only US-based franchise to win ...

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Zella: Islanders Need to End March on a High Note

The Islanders woke up on Sunday in second place in the East Division as they continue to jockey with the Washington Capitals for the top seed. As the month winds down, the need to find ways to win and be consistent becomes even more imperative, especially with their upcoming schedule. ...

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Dunnigan: Islanders Must Make Splash at Deadline

With the April 12th trade deadline quickly approaching, the Islanders will need to make a splash if they wish to return Lord Stanley to the Nassau Coliseum one last time.The Isles are currently 16th in goals for per game and 15th in power play percentage. As much as these numbers ...

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New York Islanders announce Nickelodeon Night

You might remember the bit of fun the NFL had when they partnered with Nickelodeon for the playoffs and Super Bowl LV. Well, the New York Islanders have announced they’re teaming up with Nickelodeon for a co-branded theme game across digital media platforms. On Saturday, April 3rd at 7 PM, ...

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Simpson: Wanted — a first line left wing

Anders Lee’s season-ending injury cost the Islanders their team captain and leader, to be sure. What it also cost them was their first-line left-wing whose net presence and ability to cash in on rebounds, deflected shots and loose pucks will be sorely missed. The choice of who fills his slot ...

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The 1980-81 Islanders: The Prelude (Part 1)

In the next several weeks, our historian Brooks Simpson will take a look back at one of the greatest squads in both franchise and hockey history on the 40th anniversary of its championship run. Today we almost take for granted the New York Islanders dynasty of the 1980s. That dynasty ...

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Simpson: The Case Against Acquiring Taylor Hall for the Isles

The Islanders’ decision to place injured captain Anders Lee on LTIR (long term injured reserve), with its cap consequences, renewed speculation that they are in the market for another player, preferably a winger with a scoring touch. The obvious name being circulated is Taylor Hall, who is toying away with ...

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