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The Race To Mediocrity

There is little debate about the makeup of the Eastern Conference playoffs.  The Metro division will have five teams, while the Atlantic will have only three.  The debate is, which five Metro teams will be playing games into April.  Currently all eight teams sit within ten points of each other ...

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New York Islanders Heartwarming Homecoming

Home is where the heart is, and for the New York Islanders, the heart of their franchise lies at the Nassau Coliseum. The New York Islanders will be playing a portion of their games at the old barn during the next three seasons during the construction of their new, permanent ...

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The Trickle Down Effect: Why Islanders’ Defensive Woes Aren’t Depth-Related

January was a great month for the Dow and S&P 500. For the Islanders, however, it was a continuation of their downward spiral, even with the team’s announced return (sort of) to Nassau Coliseum while the new digs in Belmont are constructed. They won five games and lost eight, seven ...

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The 5 Hole: Trounced in T.O.

Not much needs to be added about how important tonight’s tilt between the New York Islanders and the Toronto Maple Leafs was. The Isles weren’t only looking to bounce back from a frustrating defeat 24 hours earlier against the lowly Panthers, but to pick up two large points to put ...

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PTIsles: Episode 35 – State of the Isles

In this edition of PTIsles, Joe Buono (@IslesBlog) takes calls from listeners to hear their “State of the Isles” after two bad losses versus the Panthers and Maple Leafs following the All-Star game. Listeners call-in and express their views of GM Garth Snow, anxiety over John Tavares, thoughts on returning ...

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The Week Ahead: Let’s Stretch It Out

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. The New York Islanders might have already passed the ...

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All-Star Break Top 5

50 games into the season, the New York Islanders sit one point out of a playoff spot. The tight metro division only has 11 points separating the top of the division from the bottom. Our beloved Islanders are possibly the most exciting, painful, fun, and tiring team to watch in ...

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Everybody Wants It, But How?

With the deal all but confirmed, the Islanders are coming back to play at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (NVMC).  Next year they will be playing 12 games in Uniondale with the option to add more the following seasons.  If the building does not prove to meet NHL (or the ...

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The 5 Hole: Golden Night in Sin City

With one game left before the All-Star break commencing this weekend, the New York Islanders were in desperate need of two points to close out their three-game roadie out West. Standing in their way of doing that, the biggest story in sports — the Vegas Golden Knights. Vegas has been ...

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PTIsles: Episode 34 – Fun and Bad

PTIsles is the all-Islanders panel discussion show hosted by Joe Buono (@IslesBlog) James Duffy (@twoturtleduffs) and Alex “Buddy” Peck (@BuddyGSN) The Starting Six : Defeat in the Desert Beau-live 50 in 49 for Barzy Accountability Rock Bottom Six Snow Must Go? Long Island Sound-Off: Joe Buono is joined by Anthony ...

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