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Poulin Claimed by Tampa Bay: Who is Stephon Williams?


A day after the Islanders placed Kevin Poulin on waivers, the 25 year old goaltender was claimed by the Tampa Bay Lighting. With Jaro Halak and free agent signing Thomas Greiss, Garth Snow had hoped to have Poulin clear waivers and be the top goalie and get extended playing time ...

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Islanders Sign First Round Pick Mathew Barzal to 3 Year Entry Level Deal

SUNRISE, FL - JUNE 26:  Mathew Barzal poses for a portrait after being selected 16th overall by the New York Islanders during Round One of the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 26, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida.  (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

The New York Islanders have signed 2015 first-round draft pick Mathew Barzal to an entry-level contract, according to the team’s official website. He was the Islanders’ pick at No. 16 in the most recent draft, and scored 57 points in 44 contests last year in the WHL. The forward also was ...

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Exclusive: Oshawa Generals GM Roger Hunt has High Praise for Michael dal Colle


­ IslesBlog Exclusive: Story by Thomas de Luca John Tavares, Cal Clutterbuck, and Calvin de Haan have all passed through the Oshawa Generals system in the Ontario Hockey League, en route to the NHL. With training camp just a few weeks away, Michael Dal Colle is poised to be the next member ...

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Andong Song’s First Taste Of The NHL Media


    The Islanders made history last month when they selected the first Chinese-born player who came over to North America.   Q: How did you catch the hockey bug? A: I was sick all of the time, my mom kept looking for sports for me and hockey became the ...

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Ten Ways of Looking at Joshua Ho-Sang


1. First glance Fans who made the trek to Brooklyn for the New York Islanders 2015 Blue and White Scrimmage likely came for one of the two following reasons: the tickets were a mere ten bucks, and an enigma, 19-year-old winger Joshua Ho-Sang, was skating the Barclays Center ice for ...

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Isles Prospects Know The Work is Far From Over

NY Islanders Ryan Pulock gets by NJ Devils Reid Boucher.(Brandon Titus/Inside Hockey)

Isles mini-camp is now three days in, and sooner than later it will be over. For some of these kids, getting better in certain areas before camp ends is the main goal as well as making a good impression on the coaching staff. Going through camp has shown these prospects the ...

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Joshua Ho-Sang Is A Quote Machine

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“When you boil it down, all I’ve said in the media is that I believe in myself, that I have dreams. I don’t know what’s wrong with that,” Ho-Sang says. “People will find what they want to find in what I say. I just speak my mind. If people want ...

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A Recap of The Draft and a Look Ahead

EVERETT, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 13: (Photo by Christopher Mast/Everett Silvertips)

Next season can’t come soon enough if you’re an Islanders fan. Here’s a look at what’s to come in 2015-16 and beyond. 2015 Draft Picks: Mathew Barzal (1st, 16th overall): A top 10 talent that just happened to fall right into Garth Snow’s lap.  Barzal is crafty forward, who could be ...

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