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Brasqo: It Will All Be Worth It In The End

Isles Captain celebrates with the boys

The crisp gold and red hue of the surrounding tree foliage.  That distinct smell the air takes on, with the coming cold-front arriving.  It’s hockey season, baby, and it couldn’t come at a better time.  With a new hockey season comes new hope. A new hope that the boys will ...

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Bentivenga: Trotz to serve as assistant coach for Canada at ’22 Winter Olympics

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are still several months away at this point, but we now know Islanders fans will see at least one familiar face when the games open. As announced by Hockey Canada on Monday morning, Isles head coach Barry Trotz will officially be behind the bench for ...

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Watling: Pelech’s deal offers great value for Islanders early on

In an offseason where several defensemen received massive contracts, the hockey community unanimously approved of the Islanders’ deal to lock up Adam Pelech which was announced on Friday. Over the last few years, Pelech, who turns 27 this coming week, has transformed under Barry Trotz to become one of the ...

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Bentivenga: Five takeaways from the Islanders semifinal loss to The Lightning

For the second straight postseason, the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning battled it out for a chance to go to the Stanley Cup Finals. Unfortunately, this postseason ended exactly like last year’s… in heartbreak for the Isles.  Congratulations to the Lightning, again. They have an amazing team that ...

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A Matter of Perspective: On Game 7 and Taking in the View

The Islanders are one win away from the Stanley Cup Final. Eleven words I never, ever thought I’d write, type, or express in any form whatsoever. It’s exhilarating, perplexing, and, above all, nerve-wracking. For those of us who did not experience the dynastic era, this is the closest we’ve ever ...

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Repetto: Barzal Ejected From Game 5 with a Game Misconduct

The Tampa Bay Lightning had already run the score up to 6-0 by the time Mathew Barzal received a major penalty as well as a game misconduct for cross-checking. Barzal and Jan Rutta exchanged words at the close of the second period when the two got into an altercation leading ...

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The Islanders Recipe for Success: Forecheck, Turnover, Counterattack

The opening contest of the New York Islanders& Tampa Bay Lightning series saw the Isles embrace their forecheck that frustrated Tampa Bay’s breakouts and forced turnovers. While the pressure was not constant—the Lightning had the better of play in the opening and closing minutes, as well as during a few ...

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Watling: Islanders’ Pageau Line will be Critical for Series Success

After today’s 2-1 victory in Game 1, there is one thing that is apparent: this New York Islanders team is different than last year’s. Sure, the Isles actually won game one as opposed to suffering a horrid loss like in the Edmonton Bubble, but this team dominated in tonight’s win, ...

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