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Simpson: More Cause for Concern with the Islanders

The past seven days of the Islanders’ schedule served as a rude reminder of the ups and downs of an NHL season. Recoiling from two disappointing losses to Washington that all but closed a run at the division championship, the Isles bounced back with two solid shutout wins against the ...

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Repetto: Islanders have had certain factors contribute to winning the season series against the Blueshirts

Bringing it back to the beginning of the season, the Islanders came out hot against the New York Rangers as they took them down in the first of their matchups, 4-0. After that, however, the games became a back-and-forth grab as both teams have fought for the season series win.  ...

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Tuchman: It’s time for Barry Trotz to get a little uncomfortable

Anthony Beauvillier snags the puck from the corner and kicks the biscuit to an open Mathew Barzal behind the net. The kid effortlessly spins away from a hapless defender, spying a wide-open Oliver Wahlstrom at the left face-off circle, but that window is quickly closed. Barzal moves like water through ...

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Greenberg: Top Five Most Improved Islanders under the Lamoriello-Trotz regime

A lot has changed for the Islanders franchise over the past few years. Since Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz have come on board, the Isles have turned into a legit Stanley Cup contender and one of the stingiest teams in the NHL. While there has been some roster turnover and ...

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Watling: Isles Need Hall Trade to Save Sputtering Offense

Just over a month ago, before the injury to captain Anders Lee, I wrote the Islanders needed to make a move for a talented forward. At the time the Isles were a middling 9-6-3, battling for the third or fourth seed in the East Division. Fast forward to now, they ...

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Simpson: Radar and the Bowtie, Egghead and Lou Loophole

High in the rafters of Nassau Coliseum hang a pair of banners honoring two Islanders legends who never donned the blue and orange: general manager Bill Torrey and coach Al Arbour. Together these two men developed one of the most remarkable dynasties in NHL history—the only US-based franchise to win ...

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Watling: Despite similar roster, the Islanders are far superior to last year’s club

After sweeping three straight games against the Buffalo Sabres, the Islanders sit atop a loaded East division by two points over the Washington Capitals, who have a game in hand. At roughly this point last year, when the NHL went on pause, the Isles were badly struggling, just holding the ...

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Second line struggles continue to plague the Islanders

With Anthony Beauvillier back in the lineup, there was an initial thought that head coach, Barry Trotz, would keep the forwards mixed up. This turned out to be true, for a game or so. Beauvillier was placed on the third line with J.G. Pageau and Oliver Wahlstrom, with the other ...

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