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Mandell: Islanders still searching for leadership with Boychuk and Lee absence

One of the most important parts of championship-caliber teams are leaders, and last season the Islanders had two really good ones in captain Anders Lee and defenseman Johnny Boychuk. Now in the stretch run of the 2021 regular season, the Isles have Boychuk in a suit with general manager Lou ...

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Simpson: Wanted — a first line left wing

Anders Lee’s season-ending injury cost the Islanders their team captain and leader, to be sure. What it also cost them was their first-line left-wing whose net presence and ability to cash in on rebounds, deflected shots and loose pucks will be sorely missed. The choice of who fills his slot ...

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Simpson: The Case Against Acquiring Taylor Hall for the Isles

The Islanders’ decision to place injured captain Anders Lee on LTIR (long term injured reserve), with its cap consequences, renewed speculation that they are in the market for another player, preferably a winger with a scoring touch. The obvious name being circulated is Taylor Hall, who is toying away with ...

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Zella: Loss of Anders Lee huge for the Islanders

Tonight marks the first time this season the New York Islanders will be without captain and leading goal scorer, Anders Lee. It creates a huge, almost unfillable hole in the Islanders’ top-six and a major blow to the team’s leadership on and off the ice. Few NHLers can do what ...

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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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Anders Lee quietly excelling this year and being an offensive leader

As the Islanders have catapulted their way up the standings in the East Division in recent weeks, they’ve received some dynamite play from Anders Lee. The Isles captain tallied three goals during the back-to-back against the Buffalo Sabres, adding an essential ferocity to the team’s attack. After perfectly executing a ...

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Taub: Isles bubble has popped, but the memories were endless

The Islanders’ season is over. A magical, unprecedented ride came to an end last night in game six of the Eastern Conference Finals with a 2-1 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. This one stings and it will for a while. The Isles came within an earshot of playing ...

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Taub: The Islanders are still alive thanks to dynamite performances from Semyon Varalmov and Anders Lee

The Islanders live to see another day. After being outplayed most of the night in yesterday’s game five, Barry Trotz and Co. found a way to extend the series, winning 2-1 in double-overtime and setting up a pivotal game six Thursday. Jordan Eberle, who had gained a new label for ...

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Despite losing in overtime, Islanders keep showing their resiliency in these playoffs

The Islanders have been good in the playoffs in many facets. Their defensive structure, goaltending, dominant play at 5-on-5 and offensive production, are just some that come to mind. Their resiliency though? That’s on another level. Even in falling to the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in overtime yesterday afternoon in game ...

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