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Louie! Louie! Louie!: It’s Lamoriello’s Show Now on Long Island

After much speculation over the past two weeks, earlier this morning, the New York Islanders named 75-year old Lou Lamoriello the new President of Hockey Operations. Lamoriello, now the new boss, according to the Islanders press release, “will have full authority over all hockey matters in the organization”.  And seeing ...

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What’s Going on At The Worlds? Isles Addition

As the Stanley Cup Playoffs rage on, across the world over in Demark, the 2018 IIHF World Championships are in full swing. And with the preliminaries now complete, and the knockout stage beginning tomorrow, the games are only going to get more exciting. For six members of the New York Islanders, the ...

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In Lou of Changes: What Lamoriello Would Do For The Isles

Is the dream-come-true of Lou Lamoriello emigrating to the Islanders about to happen? And would Lou be in lieu of Garth Snow? These are questions likely to be answered sooner rather than later based on a flock of rumors flying down from — naturally — The Commonwealth of Rumors, Toronto. ...

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New York Islanders Draft Profile: Adam Boqvist

With the 2017-18 season in the rearview mirror, it’s time for the New York Islanders to look ahead to the 2018 NHL Draft to add even more young talent to their roster. The New York Islanders will be selecting 11th and 12th in this year’s draft, so there should be ...

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Remembering Bill Torrey: His Most Impactful Moments on the Islander Franchise

The hockey world and the New York Islanders family is mourning the loss of Bill Torrey. Torrey, passed away last night at the age of 83 at his home in Florida. Referred to as “The Architect”, Torrey was the Islanders first president and general manager and was with the organization ...

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Looking Logically At A Illogical Situation

In the desperate search for answers, the latest rumor is that former Islander Tom Fitzgerald will be taking over as Islanders General Manger for the next season.  This is expected to happen after the Devils are eliminated from the playoffs. While many see this as progress, I’m confused by this thought ...

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Staying Or Going: Which Islander UFAs Should Be Resigned?

Were just a few weeks into what has been a chaotic offseason for the New York Islanders. Questions have yet to be answered not only about whether the captain will stay, but also if there will be a new man sitting in the President’s chair or possibly a new boss ...

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PTIsles: Episode 42 – Epilogue with IPB’s Chris Botta

In this edition of PTIsles, Joe Buono is joined my former VP of Communications for the New York Islanders and current columnist at Islanders Point Blank, Chris Botta (@ChrisBottaNHL). Joe and Chris discuss the bizarre Monday press conference, whether or not the door is still open for changes to be ...

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The Court Keeps Its Jester

Whether you agree (somebody does) or disagree with the decision to keep Garth Snow as the General Manager of the Islanders, this organization proved once again they can’t get anything right.  They continue to be the laughing stock of the league.  The national media and fans continue to view this ...

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BARZALMANIA! Mathew Barzal’s Top-Ten Calder Winning Moments

It’s a sure thing that Mathew Barzal — the Islanders freshman — will be unanimously named the Calder Trophy winner.  Barzal’s season ranks among the greatest in the history of the game and the history of the Islanders franchise for a first-year player. The 20-year old will become the first ...

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