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The 5 Hole: Big Win in Big D

With the NHL Trade Deadline passing yesterday, it was back to business for a New York Islanders squad who haven’t played since they were thumped in Columbus on Saturday night. The Isles came in to tonight’s game in Dallas just one point out of the final wild card spot in ...

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The Islanders Did Nothing, And That’s OK

After much talk the only move the Islanders made at the deadline was to get Josh Ho-Sang a plane ticket to Dallas.  The Islanders did not make a single trade in the weeks leading up to the NHL Trade Deadline, and that’s ok.  The Isles are stuck between out of ...

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Buy, Sell or Hold: February Edition

New York Islanders: Hold Last month I said that the Islanders needed at least 18 points to stay in the race, they were able to capture 15 points going 7-5-1 in 13 games which put them 1 point behind Toronto entering into March. While the Islanders have been clearly better ...

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Many Roads to the Wild Card

With the Islanders, currently in the middle of their nine-game road trip, much has been made about the difficult path that lies ahead for them.  But what lies ahead for the rest of the playoff competitors.  The top four in the Metro are set, the Atlantic Division along with the ...

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The 5 Hole: Isles Escape Devils

The Islanders (26-21-10) host the Devils (25-23-10) in the second half of a home-and-home on back to back nights. It’s Berube vs Kinkaid in their respective nets. With 10:45 left in the first, Taylor Hall patiently waits and finds Miles Wood in front who taps it in to take a ...

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A Look At Who May Be Available

With the NHL trade deadline, a little less than two weeks away, the time for wheeling and dealing is upon us.  In regards to the Islanders, this recent home point streak has moved them squarely out of the seller’s column and into the stand pat or even buyer’s column.  With ...

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Should the Isles move Calvin de Haan Before the Trade Deadline?

Calvin de Haan is having the most consistent season of his career – and his best. The 2009 12th overall pick never became the offensive play-making force fans had hoped, but after battling shoulder injuries early in his career he’s matured into a reliable and steady defenseman capable of playing ...

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The 5 Hole: Huge W vs Avs

The Islanders (24-19-10) come back to Brooklyn from a tough loss in Ottawa to take on the struggling Avalanche (15-35-2) Sunday night. It’s Berube vs Pickard in net tonight. A neutral zone turn over leads to Colborne getting passed the defense and makes a sweet move on Berube to put the ...

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