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The 5 Hole: No Love in Philly

As the snow created havoc among the Northeast, the New York Islanders were trying to weather a different storm that has ravaged them as of late. That storm was a 5-9-2 December swoon and three straight losses being outscored 15-4. But now at the exact halfway point of the season ...

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Six of One; Half A Dozen Of The Other

After being pleasantly surprised throughout the first two months of the season, once the calendar turned to December the Isles have played like the team many experts thought they would.  The outstanding play of the top six forwards allowed the Islanders to rise towards the top of the Metro.  Outside ...

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PTIsles: Episode 32 – Sound Tigers Play-by-Play Voice Alan Fuehring

In the latest episode of PTIsles, Joe Buono (@IslesBlog) and Alex “Buddy’ Peck (@BuddyGSN) talk with the play-by-play voice of the Islanders’ AHL affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Alan Fuehring. Alan Josh Ho-Sang’s attitude and progress since being sent down for the second time, the suddenly hot Michael Dal Colle, AHL ...

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Buy, Sell or Hold – December Edition

After a stellar November the Islanders had a disappointing December going 5-8-2 for the month ending with a clunker in Colorado. The Islanders had a golden opportunity in the 2nd half of the month with 8 out of 9 games at home over a 17 day period and were only ...

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Ryan Pulock Was a Healthy Scratch Again, and That’s Okay

The Islanders engaged in a hard-fought skirmish with the Buffalo Sabres last night, an overtime win courtesy of Josh Bailey’s sublime assisting skills and a gorgeous goal by Mat Barzal. Ryan Pulock wasn’t part it. That his view of the game was from above ice level has seemingly usurped anything ...

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Mathew Barzal; The Gift That Keeps on Giving

  As the New York Islanders reach their holiday break, right after Mathew Barzal records his first NHL Hat Trick in their 5-2 victory over the Jets, we reflect on why Mathew Barzal is the gift that keeps on giving. When the New York Islanders selected Mathew Barzal with the ...

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New York Islanders’ Dangerous First Line

Here’s a list of the top 3 this season: Nikita Kucherov, John Tavares, and Josh Bailey. Two of these guys have something in common (three, if we’re talking about my fantasy team), they’re on the New York Islanders first line of death. The trio of John Tavares, Josh Bailey, and ...

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PTIsles: Episode 31 – We’re Coming Home

In this edition of PTIsles, Joe Buono (@IslesBlog) is joined by Newsday’s Jim Baumbach after he broke the story Tuesday afternoon that the Islanders have won the RFP to build a new arena for the team at Belmont Park. Joe and Jim discuss the monumental achievement of John Ledecky and ...

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The NHL Data Revolution Is Coming

During the Board of Governors meetings last week Gary Bettman brought up how the NHL is working on tracking players and equipment while on the ice, and hopes to have the technology in place by 2019.  This will open up the door for a true statistical revolution in hockey.  While ...

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The Week Ahead: Giving the Gift of Barclays

Throughout this season, Our Rob Taub will give his preview of the week ahead for the New York Islanders. There will be what to watch for, and one x-factor for both the Isles and the opposing team they face that night. With the holiday season in full swing — and ...

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