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Nichols: Flux88 and Fanaply Partner with Denis Potvin and Bryan Trottier Launching NFT

If you’re wondering what exactly an NFT is, it’s a “Non-fungible token.” Not that anyone expects you to know what that means, so in more simple terms, “‘Non-fungible’ more or less means that it’s unique and can’t be replaced with something else. For example, a bitcoin is fungible — trade ...

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Bentivenga: Dobson could be the answer to fill Leddy’s spot

With Nick Leddy being dealt to the Red Wings, the Islanders now have a hole on their blue line they have yet to fill. But don’t worry Isles fans… his replacement might be a lot closer than we all think.  Who might this replacement be, you’re wondering? A lot of ...

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Bentivenga: Divisional Offseason Recap – New York Rangers

The IslesBlog team’s overview on the New York Islanders’ seven Metropolitan Division opponents continues, and today we’re taking a look at the Isles’ cross-town rivals: the New York Rangers. There’s a lot to unpack here, so let’s get into it. The Rangers are looking pretty different from the team we ...

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Dunnigan: Divisional Offseason Recap – The Carolina Hurricanes

The IslesBlog staff over a seven-part series will break down the offseason of each of the New York Islanders’ divisional foes. In part one, we focus on one of the returning teams to the division, the Carolina Hurricanes.As we head into the upcoming NHL season the Metropolitan Division is undergoing ...

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Shirman: How exactly will Ilya Sorokin’s new contract shape up

Monday’s re-signings of Igor Shesterkin and Ilya Samsonov turned the attention to the other young Russian goalie in the Metropolitan Division, our very own Ilya Sorokin. Despite the complete silence on this front from g.m. Lou Lamoriello’s office, Sorokin had no such qualms when discussing contract negotiations just last week ...

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Bentivenga: Trotz to serve as assistant coach for Canada at ’22 Winter Olympics

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are still several months away at this point, but we now know Islanders fans will see at least one familiar face when the games open. As announced by Hockey Canada on Monday morning, Isles head coach Barry Trotz will officially be behind the bench for ...

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Watling: Pelech’s deal offers great value for Islanders early on

In an offseason where several defensemen received massive contracts, the hockey community unanimously approved of the Islanders’ deal to lock up Adam Pelech which was announced on Friday. Over the last few years, Pelech, who turns 27 this coming week, has transformed under Barry Trotz to become one of the ...

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Bentivenga: Isles ink Pelech to eight-year contract extension

Just when we thought the Islanders’ offseason couldn’t get any more quiet, general manager Lou Lamoriello finally dusted off his drawer of contracts and pulled out a deal that has many fans dancing in the streets.  D-man Adam Pelech has officially agreed to terms on a massive eight-year contract extension, ...

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