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The Week Ahead: Resolutions and Rivalries

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. Happy New Year Islanders Country. It’s been an interesting ...

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The Week Ahead: A Chill In The Air

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. Merry Christmas Isles fans. The Christmas break couldn’t have ...

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The NHL Data Revolution Is Coming

During the Board of Governors meetings last week Gary Bettman brought up how the NHL is working on tracking players and equipment while on the ice, and hopes to have the technology in place by 2019.  This will open up the door for a true statistical revolution in hockey.  While ...

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My Comments to Empire State Development

With comments being open until 6pm Monday (as per Stafanie Dazio of Newsday) I took the opportunity to provide some comments on the Islanders bid to make Belmont their home. To Whom It May Concern First, I would like to thank you for taking the time to discuss this issue ...

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Obviously Everyone Likes OEL (and he’s the perfect fit)

It is being speculated that Oliver Eckman-Larsson will be on the trade block this winter.  Surprisingly there has been debate as to whether the Islanders need to look at acquiring the defenseman from Arizona.  As Larry Brooks brought up in his column, this is the time for the Isles to ...

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There Can’t Be A Moulson Reunion

Today the Buffalo Sabres placed former Islander Matt Moulson on waivers in hopes of reassignment.  Before any questions are asked, it does not make sense for the Islanders to claim Matt Moulson on waivers from the Buffalo Sabres.  While it would be a great story to bring back a fan ...

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Quarter-Season Top 5

We are now 23 games into the 2017-2018 season and any Islanders fan could tell you that this is the best hockey this team has played in while. 14-7-2, 3rd in the Metropolitan division, a +10 goal differential, and one of the hottest offenses in the league scoring 4+ goals in ...

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The Trade That Never Was

Last July, New York Islanders fans were begging general manager Garth Snow to make a deal for then-hot commodity Matt Duchene. As we all know, the Ottawa Senators, who the New York Islanders face off against tonight at 7, traded for Duchene in the most bizarre of moves, but the ...

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Josh Bailey: Garth Snow’s Greatest Success

  While that headline seems like an exaggeration, it is not inaccurate.  One of Snow’s strengths as a general manager has been how he moves his way through the NHL draft.  The 2008 NHL draft was no exception.  In that draft, Snow traded down twice (from five to seven, then ...

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Is This Team Finally Ready to Make an Impact?

John Tavares, Jordan Eberle, Anders Lee, Josh Bailey, Matthew Barzal, Nick Leddy, Ryan Pulock. This Islanders team might be one of the most talented teams we’ve seen in years. JT is already off to an unbelievable start with 12G, 6A, and 18 points in just 14 games. Matt Barzal is ...

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