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Let The Fisherman Die

With a little over a month until training camps begin – all has been pretty quiet in Islanders’ land as of late regarding player personnel. With the coaching staff  being further solidified with the recent appointment of Piero Greco as head goaltending coach, and Mitch Korn coming aboard as Director ...

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Ranking the Isles Revamped Prospect Pool

We are now just two months away from the start of the 2018-19 season. You could feel the tense but exciting feeling amongst the New York Islander faithful, and for good reason. While a new regime now running the organization headlined by Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz are poised to ...

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To Sign Anders Lee Long-Term, Or Not

“He’s too slow…” “His production will take a hit once he hits 30 years old…” “He’ll break down.. They all break down…” The usual sentiments from the “experts” when they speak of your prototypical NHL calibre power-forward. And, well – It is hard to argue in certain cases. But when ...

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How Big Of An Impact Will Mitch Korn Have?

In one word: MASSIVE. No one can take away the magnitude of what hiring Barry Trotz means for the future of the New York Islander franchise, but having his friend, long-time colleague, and goaltending physic Mitch Korn now in the fold just might turn out to be the biggest acquisition ...

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PTIsles: Episode 48 – Do We Want Fishsticks? (Author Nick Hirschon)

In this edition of PTIsles, Joe Buono (@IslesBlog) sits down with Nick Hirshon, the author of “We Want Fish Sticks: The Bizarre and Infamous Rebranding of the New York Islanders.” Topics Discussed: Reason for writing the book The apparel trends that led to the Isles rebranding How a Billy Joel ...

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It’s Now or Never for Brock Nelson

Brock Nelson’s tenure as a New York Islander has reached a critical point. The Islanders and Nelson avoided going to next weeks’ arbitration period yesterday after the two sides agreed to a one year deal worth $4.25 million dollars. It’s a nice increase from the $3.5 million qualifying offer that ...

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The Korn-ucopia of Goaltending

Mitch Korn… By all means, the only goaltending coach I’ve ever cared about in my 30-plus years of hockey fandom. The Bronx, New York native is described as a savant when it comes to the art of goaltending. His brilliance in teaching at the NHL level started in Buffalo in ...

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Making The Case For Who Should Be The Next Captain of The Franchise

As the days of July dwindle down, hockey season doesn’t seem that far away. For the New York Islanders and their fans, the past month has been a time of change in direction by the organization. John Tavares, Calvin de Haan, and Nikolay Kulemin out, Leo Komarov, Valtteri Filppula, Jan ...

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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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