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Q&A with Capitals Fan Nate “Igor” Smith

Nate “Igor” Smith says his intention wasn’t to slander a fan base, rather he was just pissed and felt the need to rant and get it all off his chest. The 34 year old native of Alexandria, VA now living in Brooklyn never imagined the combination of backlash and support his ...

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Watch: It Happened At The Coliseum Moments

As of this afternoon, the It Happened At The Coliseum campaign has raised a remarkable$31,190.96 for Make-A-Wish Metro New York. The success is more than we at IslesBlog and statistician Eric Hornick ever imagined, but perhaps we shouldn’t have been surprised. The connection Islanders fans have with Long Island and the ...

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Who wants to see Islanders-Rangers in Round One?

You know that Best of Seven Islanders-Rangers series hockey fans have been clamoring for all season? The series that would end the ‘nobody cares about hockey’ mantra? The series that would put hockey on the back pages? It can still happen … in the First Round. Perhaps they won’t admit it, ...

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Looks Like I Found My Favorite Rags Fan

Well, it took 23 years, but I finally have met my match. The ultimate Ranger fan. Doesn’t know any of those buster’s names from the past. The Kasparaitis’, the Ashams, and certainly not the Valiquettes. Just knows the same three names as everyone else in Manhattan. Gretzky, Leetch, and Lundqvist, and ...

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Thinking Out Loud: Boychuk’s Comments On His Shiny New Contract

Following yesterday’s big news, Isles TV, and less importantly Greg Picker, caught up with Johnny Boychuk to hear his thoughts on the new deal worth $42Mil over the next 7 years. A few comments made by the Isles newest defenseman stuck out to me, firstly; “Just being how good we are. We’re hard working, we’re ...

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Michael Neuvirth, And His Pit Stop In New York

In the midst of an exciting season, with a busy trade deadline, and something people like to call a playoff berth; in between the talks of when Kyle Okposo will return, or Whether JT will win the Hart, the Art Ross, or both, I see very little comments on what I ...

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Deadline Day MaAaAaAdness!

Okay, today was intense. First we were like, “WE WANT A TRADE!” and then we were like, “Okay I guess they really aren’t trading.” and THEN we were like “ohmuhgud dey making all teh tradez!” Bye, I’m Chad Johnson On the larger side of today’s activities, we saw Chad Johnson be dealt to Buffalo ...

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Garth Snow With The Ballsiest Pick Condition In Hockey

Lets Talk Conditional Picks. In this case, let’s talk about one specific conditional pick, and that’s the 7th rounder that got the team Tyler Kennedy. The 7th round pick in 2015 becomes a 6th rounder if the Islanders win the Stanley Cup with Kennedy playing in at least half of ...

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FYI, Those Brooklyn Hockey Logos Have Nothing To Do With The Islanders

Earlier in the week @NetsDaily reported that the Barclays Center had applied to trademark two separate “Brooklyn Hockey” logos. The article got its views, the tweets got their retweets, and Isles fans took to the web to voice their displeasure with a move that seemed to be giving fans a look ...

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These Islanders Are Built For The Long Haul

A lot of things have been said about Garth Snow; some good, most bad. And after a few hickups and a couple of years in the pits of the NHL, Garth Snow has risen, along with him his Islanders club, like a Phoenix from the ashes. The product that now stands in front of us ...

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