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Is Good Enough, Good Enough?


The Islanders season is over.  They were able to climb out of an early season hole and were able to make the season entertaining.  Even though they made a run at the playoffs, this year was absolutely a step back.  This season had the results that will make anyone step ...

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Last Licks

It’s safe to say that this season is on its last legs.  There is a full offseason to worry about what is next for the Isles, so let’s dream about the rest of this season.  There is still a chance that the Isles will make the playoffs, make no mistake ...

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The 5 Hole: No Brotherly Love Tonight


After two disappointing losses, the Islanders season was again on the line tonight as they headed to the City of Brotherly Love for a date with the Flyers. Doug Weight dramatized the importance of this game earlier today and hopefully it finally got through to every player in that room. ...

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When Does Halak Play?


On Thursday, the Islanders recalled Jaro Halak from Bridgeport.  This gives the Islanders the best chance at making the playoffs this season.  After some less than stellar moments from JF Berube, we can also assume that we will most likely not see him again this season.  This will not be ...

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Order 66

I’m happy Josh Ho-Sang is wearing number 66 because that is the number he wants to wear and honestly, I don’t care.  What is mindboggling is the backlash against him for wearing such a highly-distinguished number (yes, that’s sarcasm).  The whole idea that we need to retire a number throughout ...

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Why Halak Needs to Remain in Bridgeport

    This Section Has Been Intentionally Left Blank       Now lets look at how he would be a help for the Islanders. Before looking at the long-term effects of keeping Jaro Halak in the organization, the short term benefits need to be understood.  Halak is a better ...

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Many Roads to the Wild Card

With the Islanders, currently in the middle of their nine-game road trip, much has been made about the difficult path that lies ahead for them.  But what lies ahead for the rest of the playoff competitors.  The top four in the Metro are set, the Atlantic Division along with the ...

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A Look At Who May Be Available

With the NHL trade deadline, a little less than two weeks away, the time for wheeling and dealing is upon us.  In regards to the Islanders, this recent home point streak has moved them squarely out of the seller’s column and into the stand pat or even buyer’s column.  With ...

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Playoffs: Maybe?

With the All-Star game now complete, the second half of the season began on Tuesday with a matchup against the Capitals in Brooklyn.  The Islanders currently sit in 11th place in the Eastern Conference with 51 points in 47 games, 5 points behind 8th place Philadelphia.  The playoffs are within ...

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