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For Better or Worse, Real Islanders Showed Up to Game 2

The first game of the Eastern Conference Finals was a forgettable one for the New York Islanders and the prevailing sentiment was that the team would be ready for Game 2. They were. What we saw last night was Islanders hockey; the good and the bad associated with it. The ...

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Islanders Have Nothing to Prove, But Advancing Would Speak Volumes

The New York Islanders buck the trend. No individual tendency in particular, just generally. Chemistry, intensity, and focus — as well as elite leadership corps on the bench — have carried this team to the brink of the National Hockey League’s final four. That’s awfully impressive. This is an organization that’s ...

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Brasqo: Deadline Additions By Lou Send A Message

NY Islanders General Manager Lou Lamoriello makes a statement to his players by acquiring JG Pageau and Andy Greene. He has confidence in this group to make a push for the Stanley Cup. Well Isles fans, if there was any doubt before the trade deadline, you can certainly throw those ...

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This Islanders Run Is Absolutely Something Special

Well, look at what we have here? All that worrying over Lou Lamoriello’s inactive summer, for what? Sure, it’s still extremely early on in the 2019-2020 campaign, but these New York Islanders are absolutely something special. You can feel it. We all can. There’s an energy to it all. Even ...

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Taub: Yormark Dropped The Ball with Isles

First reported last night by Bloomberg, Brett Yormark, the CEO of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center, is stepping down from his position as the franchise transitions to a new owner, Joe Tsai. Yormark became the head of the Nets and Barclays back in 2005 and was at the forefront of the ...

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Brasqo: A Voice Of Reason – The Anders Lee Situation

Anxiety and frustration continue to plague the New York Islanders fan base for the second consecutive year, with both UFA captain, Anders Lee, and Vezina trophy finalist, Robin Lehner, left unsigned. So I, much like most if not all of the New York Islanders fan-base, continue to press the “refresh” ...

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We Can And We Shouldn’t

When looking at the biggest needs for the Islanders, a dynamic offensive play is first on the list.  Isles Twitter has agreed that Toronto darling (or maybe villain at this point) Mitch Marner is the Islanders number one target.  Due to the cap issues the Leafs are having, they are ...

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Brasqo: Lack Of Respect And Extended Vacation

The New York Islanders sweep the mighty Pittsburgh Penguins, yet credit for their performance from major media outlets remain to be stagnant. No offense to the lovable Sparky, but Rodney Dangerfield would have been an honorary mascot for the current New York Islanders incarnation. Or maybe the super-hero dog, Underdog… ...

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Islanders Riding High, Can’t Slow Down Now

The New York Islanders are playing a spirited, physical brand of hockey these days, riding the tone they’ve set to a 2-0 series lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins heading into Sunday’s pivotal Game 3 in Western Pennsylvania. Physicality has been a consistent part of playing “Islanders Hockey” since this new ...

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