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Wrestling the Isles


Earlier today, Brian Erni of Islanders Point Blank was fielding a Q&A about all topics regarding the Islanders, WWE, and whatever else came to mind. One of the questions asked to him is who would be the so called “babyface” and “heel” who dawn the Islander sweater. For those who ...

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Can John Tavares Score 500 Goals?


You may have decided to boycott hockey this weekend after the Islanders lifeless 4-0 loss in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon. If you did, you missed Washington’s Alexander Ovechkin become the 42nd player and first Russian player in NHL history to score 500 goals with a classic Ovi Power Play goal against the ...

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Atlantic Pity: Isles Strange Struggles vs. Division


This has been a strange season – very strange. I’m not even talking about mascot SUVs, Sparky’s return, security fights, goal horn controversies or obstructed views.  I’m not even talking about a team with superb goaltending, a goalless Nick Leddy, a frustrated John Tavares and an absentee Anders Lee. I’m ...

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Isles Need To Capitalize On Tavares’ Cap Number

UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 19: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his game winning goal at 15 seconds of the overtime against the Washington Capitals in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 19, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Capitals 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

What do Travis Zajac, Thomas Vanek and Ryan Callahan all have in common? They will all make more money than Islanders Captain John Tavares this season. In fact, 60 NHL players will be paid more than the 6 million Tavares is slated to earn during the 2015-16 season. Listen, I think ...

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