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Shoveling Out the Snow


Nine months ago on July 14, Jon Ledecky, the new primary owner of the New York Islanders met with Islander season-ticket holders for a state of the union to assess the future of the franchise. On that night, he used two words that reverberated much that night from writers and ...

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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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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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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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The Islanders Did Nothing, And That’s OK

After much talk the only move the Islanders made at the deadline was to get Josh Ho-Sang a plane ticket to Dallas.  The Islanders did not make a single trade in the weeks leading up to the NHL Trade Deadline, and that’s ok.  The Isles are stuck between out of ...

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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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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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Greiss Reups For 3 Years

The Islanders have resigned Thomas Greiss to a new three-year extension worth about 10 million dollars.  The annual (cash) payout number is still unverified, but Greiss will have a 3.3-million-dollar cap hit starting next season.  This is a raise from his 1.5-million-dollar salary he had for the past two seasons.  ...

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More Questions Than Answers

The first major move of the season occurred with the Islanders firing Jack Capuano.  We are now forced to ask the question what is next for the Islanders?  The timing of this decision is interesting.  It is safe to say, the true motives behind the move will become known over ...

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