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The 1980-81 New York Islanders: The Final versus Minnesota (Part Six)

(This is the concluding part of a six-part series celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1981 Stanley Cup Champions: here are parts one, two, three, four, and five). The 1981 Stanley Cup Final pitted the New York Islanders against the upstart Minnesota North Stars: the league’s defending champion as well and top regular ...

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Simpson: Islanders Take It To the Limit One More Time: A Retrospective

The New York Islanders will travel to Tampa Bay to face the Lightning this Friday in what is the franchise’s 14th playoff series that has gone the limit. Series-deciding games are unusual: in Islanders history, they are rare if nevertheless memorable.  So, as the Islanders and their fans look forward ...

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Matt Moulson reminisces on years with Islanders and franchise’s turnaround

In the midst of the Islanders’ first-round game four matchup with the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nassau Coliseum, a highlight video played on the jumbotron. Within moments, Matt Moulson appeared on the screen with a blue t-shirt in hand. The crowd inside the Coliseum erupted and chants of “Matty Moulson” rang ...

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The 1980-81 Islanders: The Regular Season (Part 2)

(Second of a six-part series commemorating the 40th anniversary of the 1981 Stanley Cup Champions: part one is here) The 1980-81 NHL season offered the Islanders a chance to answer the question posed of any champion: could they repeat? Freed from years of whispers about choking and collapsing, and with ...

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IsleRemember: Sim Sees Good From Isles Run

It’s been almost a decade since Jon Sim last wore the New York Islander uniform, but his days with the franchise still bring back good memories. “I loved the Island,” Sim stated in his chat with nyislesblog.com back in September. “I loved being there. I appreciated the organization and getting a chance ...

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IsleRemember: Meyer Made Isles Days Count

Before coming to the New York Islanders, Freddy Meyer had established himself as a serviceable defensemen. Playing three seasons for the Philadelphia Flyers from 2003 to 2006, Meyer earned a reputation for being hardworking and a steady presence. That presence seemed to catch the eye of new Isles GM Garth ...

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