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PTIsles: Episode 47 – A Matter of Trust

In this episode of PTIsles, Joe Buono (@IslesBlog) and James Duffy (@TwoTurtleDuffs) discuss the good, bad and curious off-season moves made by Lou Lamoriello in the days after John Tavares signing with Toronto. Later, Alex ‘Buddy’ Peck gives us his thoughts on the acquisitions so far, we take fan voice ...

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Lou Lamoriello Fixing The Isles One Step At a Time

There will be bigger moves to come, but at the moment for the New York Islanders and their fans, a plan does seem to be in place with Lou Lamoriello calling the shots. After losing the franchise superstar and captain John Tavares on Sunday, Lamoriello made a few moves that ...

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PTIsles: Episode 46 – Movin’ Out and Movin’ On

In the latest edition of PTIsles, Joe Buono (@IslesBlog) is joined by Gotham Sports Network’s James Duffy (@TwoTurtleDuffs) and Alex “Buddy” Peck (@BudGSN) to react to the franchise altering news that John Tavares signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Topics Discussed: – #TavaresWatch Ends – JT’s Twitter Response – Who ...

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Isles Free Agency Preview

As we wait for word of where John Tavares will be playing in the future, the free agency frenzy is set to begin this Sunday at noon. For the New York Islanders, every aspect of their offseason gameplan hinges on whether Tavares decides to stay with the franchise or leave ...

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PTIsles: Episode 45 – It’s All Happening

In the latest edition of PTIsles, Joe Buono (@IslesBlog) is joined by Gotham Sports Network’s James Duffy (@TwoTurtleDuffs) and Alex “Buddy” Peck (@BudGSN) to discuss a whirwind week of positive news including the hiring of Barry Trotz, Mat Barzal’s Calder win, an A rated Draft Class and more games at ...

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Isles Draft Recap: Hit After Hit

Lou Lamoriello was expected to knock this draft out of the park by making one or possibly two franchise-altering trades. Instead, he rounded the bases in a whole different way. Lamoriello and the rest of his colleagues had to be feeling giddy after plucking two top-ten talents without having a pick ...

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Islanders 2018 NHL Draft Preview and Analysis

Now the real work begins for Lou Lamoriello. While he still tries to entice captain John Tavares to commit long-term to the franchise and free agent coach Barry Trotz to come take the head coaching job, Lamoriello is now faced with the task of his first draft as Islanders President of ...

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Is This What Optimism Feels Like?

For the first time in decades the Islanders are truly a relevant NHL franchise.  The dramatic culture change is the largest this organization has seen since the hiring of Mike Milbury.  These positive changes have created the most optimism we have seen the nineties.  Yes, there were a few glimmers of hope along ...

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Mathew Barzal Wins the Calder In a Landslide

Mathew Barzal’s spectacular freshman season culminated this evening when he was the unanimous choice for the Calder Memorial Trophy at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas. Barzal became the fifth rookie in New York Islanders history to win the award. He joined an elite list that features Hall of Famers ...

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Believe It or Not: Lou Already Shaping The Isles In His Image

When Lou Lamoriello was named President of Hockey Operations for the New York Islanders, a change was needed and expected. But I don’t believe anyone could have foreseen just how fast he’s already started to mold the Isles in the way he has envisioned. It’s taken a measly three weeks for ...

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