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A Letter From Connor: Goodbye…Well, kind of…

You might have noticed a few changes to Islesblog over the past week or so. New site layout, random twitter accounts you don’t remember following tweeting out links, and so on. All of these subtle changes are due to my departure from Islesblog after three crazy years of running the ...

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Kyle Okposo Left Off An Early Projection of the 2016 U.S. World Cup of Hockey Roster

Remember #OkieForSochi? Time for Isles fans to come up with a new and clever Kyle Okposo hashtag for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. USA Hockey named Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi to serve as the team’s GM on Thursday and with that announcement, an early projection of the ...

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Movin’ Out: Billy Joel, Islanders Fans Close Out The Coliseum

Billy Joel shut the doors on the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Tuesday Night with his 32nd and final show at the arena,  a personal and powerful three plus hour performance that rocked the Old Barn one final time. The concert, his first at the Coliseum since 1998, opened with Movin’ ...

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NHL Partners With MLBAM, Won’t Take Away Our Vines, GIFs and YouTube Videos!

When rumors started flying yesterday about the NHL partnering with MLB Advanced Media, I got nervous, I mean really nervous. You see, MLB Advanced Media is the best at what it does, MLB.com is sleek and fast, highlights are readily available, MLB Network program keeps getting better and better. As NHL Commissioner Gary ...

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Take the Train in Vain: LIRR Adds Extra Service for Islanders Games at Barclays

If you are making the transition from a 15 minute car drive to a hour long haul on the LIRR to attend Islanders games this season, you probably recall this tweet from Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark last month indicating that changes were coming to LIRR service for games at Barclays ...

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NHL’s 30 in 30 Series: Cancel All Plans for Friday, August 21st

So, you thought the year end standings only determined the NHL Draft order? Oh no. You are sadly mistaken. It also determines when the NHL Network will put your favorite team in the spotlight for their 30 in 30 series. The Islanders finished 2014-15 with the 10th best record in the NHL, good enough to earn them ...

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Ex-Islanders Defenseman Mathieu Schneider Elected to US Hockey Hall of Fame

Mathieu Schneider, the most well liked player (was competing with Kirk Muller) traded from the Montreal Canadiens to the Islanders for Pierre Turgeon and Vladamir Malakhov in 1995 has been elected to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2015 . Schneider, born in New York, NY played parts of two seasons with ...

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Home of the Islanders Sign Removed From Nassau Coliseum

The ice was removed, the banners taken down and packed away, but until yesterday, the Nassau Coliseum was still “Home of the New York Islanders” at least from the outside. This hurts a tad more than when “Home of the New York Dragons” was taken down several years back. Even ...

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The YES! Chant Is In EA Sports’ NHL 16

From Section 329 to EA Sports’ NHL 16, the “YES!” chant is now forever engrained in Islanders lure. What started as a Daniel Bryan inspired  chant from the Blue & Orange Army quickly caught on and led to numerous tee shirts, hats and everyone from John Tavares to Jiggs McDonald “Yessing.” The ...

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Isles Need To Capitalize On Tavares’ Cap Number

What do Travis Zajac, Thomas Vanek and Ryan Callahan all have in common? They will all make more money than Islanders Captain John Tavares this season. In fact, 60 NHL players will be paid more than the 6 million Tavares is slated to earn during the 2015-16 season. Listen, I think ...

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