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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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PTIsles: Episode 41 – Failure Starts At The Top

PTIsles is the all-Islanders panel discussion show hosted by Joe Buono (@IslesBlog) James Duffy (@twoturtleduffs) and Alex “Buddy” Peck (@BudGSN) The Starting Six : All Apologies Fire Proof Reading the J-Tea Leaves Weight & See Milestone Makers Stanley Cup Predictions Long Island Sound-Off: The PTIsles team takes voice mails from ...

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Isles Season In Review: Player Grades

With exit interviews now complete, it’s time for evaluation of the 2017-18 New York Islanders. The club as a whole experienced their worst season in four years, only compiling 80 points. The Islanders also missed the playoffs for the second straight season. Everyone played a part in what was a ...

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The Wrap Up: 12 Final Thoughts

The night has come. Another season of the New York Islanders hockey after tonight’s game in Detroit will be in the books. Not many teams in the NHL this season can say they have had the up and down season that took place on Long Island these past eight months. But ...

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Five Positives and Negatives To Take Away From 2017-18

Whenver another season comes to an end, reflecting on what went right and what went wrong always comes in to play. For the 2017-18 version of the New York Islanders, there were much more negatives to outway the positives in what will be the second straight year without playoff hockey. ...

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12 Years of Incompetence

The most talked about human being on any train heading to Brooklyn, website with the word “Isles” in it, and any fan wearing Blue and Orange for the past 3 years is the infamous Garth Snow. An entire trend on Twitter with the hashtag “SnowMustGo”, chants from passionate fans during ...

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