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The Lamoriello Method Part 2: Can the Isles stack up?

In Part 1 of this series, we examined a small part of what helped Lou Lamoriello make the jump from consistent playoff contender (The Devils made it to the playoffs seven times in his first eight years as GM). “That’s the way he flies, ice-cold, no mistakes. Just wears you down, you ...

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Dunnigan: Are we seeing the Return of “Fort Neverlose”?

The Islanders continued to roll at home on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins. Their victory completed a four-game homestand that began a stretch of nine of the team’s next ten games at Nassau Coliseum. Due to COVID-19, home has not been where the fans are, but it has been ...

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Mohr: Islanders continuing success being fueled by infusion of young guns

Although the Islanders lost veterans from the 2019-20 season, several of the younger players are stepping up and helping the Islanders to hold third place in the MassMutual East Division.  Losing players such as Devon Toews, Derrick Brassard and Johnny Boychuk left sizable holes at every position in the Isles’ ...

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Watling: Two years since ‘The Return,’ it is time for Islanders’ fans to forgive their former captain

It has been 974 days since that dreaded summer day when John Tavares spurned the New York Islanders and signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Sunday marked the two-year anniversary since he returned to the Coliseum, where the former embattled Isles captain was met with boos that were louder and ...

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Brewer: Wahlstrom has earned a larger role for the Isles

The Islanders have taken on the label of a “win now” team. The plethora of veteran players and more importantly, their contracts, have been the biggest contribution. Though the locker room has a mix of veterans, there are some very important pieces to the long-term future of the franchise. Obviously ...

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A breakdown of Leo Komarov’s shorthanded goal assist

What follows is a pictorial depiction of what was going on inside the head of Islanders forward and noted glue guy, Leonid Aleksandrovich Komarov, during his “assist” on J.G. Pageau’s shorthanded goal in last night’s win against the Bruins. (probably).   Follow Eric on Twitter at @ericsvogel

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Mandell: The return of Josh Ho-Sang could benefit both he and the Isles

There has been a lot of drama involving the Islanders and the once highly-touted prospect, Joshua Ho-Sang. Currently, the 25-year-old has been loaned overseas to play with Linkoping HC in Sweden. Before that, he played five games with Orebro, another team in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). Ho-Sang scored his first ...

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Taub: Anders Lee has looked completely rejuvenated this season

Questions still remain this year about how the Islanders can be a more offensive team. At this juncture, the Isles rank in the bottom-five of the league in goals for per game, 26th to be exact. Despite those disappointing numbers, the team has a winning record (9-6-3) and are right ...

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Isles Check-In: One Third Done

With a third of the season gone, I decided to check in on some of the IslesBlog crew to see what they think the high point and low point of the season have been, as well as what they are pessimistic and optimistic about going forward. High Points: James Nichols ...

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Islanders need to make moves for talent before it is too late

When I first sat down to write this story, I had a great big idea lined up discussing Taylor Hall.  Why the Islanders need to trade for him and how much he may cost. But after about five minutes of research, Pierre LeBrun ruined my idea, thanks Pierre. In all ...

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