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Taub: Nelson Re-signing Solidifies Himself As The Future Second Line Center

It didn’t take long for New York Islanders President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello to get down to business with his busy club’s offseason already underway. Lamoriello, knowing that his team still lacks depth at the center position in the organization, hammered out the first of hopefully a few important ...

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Taub: The 2018-19 Season Through The Voice of the Fans

The 2018-19 New York Islanders in a way were a Cinderella story. From losing captain and face of the franchise John Tavares on July 1, the team’s return to Nassau Coliseum at the beginning of December, to the unbelievable two-month run from late December to mid-February, and the sweep of ...

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Taub: Counting Down the 10 Most Memorable Games of the 2018-19 Season

It’s been a week now since the New York Islanders season came to an end. The feeling of the sweep at the hands of the Hurricanes still feels very fresh. But in the past seven days, there’s been a lot of time for reflection for just how unprecedented and enjoyable ...

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Taub: Down 2-0, Isles No Beginner When it Comes to Facing Adversity

They’ve done it all year long. And now, they’re going to have to do it again. What you ask that it is? Overcoming adversity. From the beginning of the offseason all the way to when the buzzer sounded yesterday afternoon, the New York Islanders have become equipped with finding a ...

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Isles Must Still Embrace that Underdog Mentality

“Keep Proving People Wrong”, – Brock Nelson after winning games three and four in Pittsburgh. That’s the mantra that the New York Islanders and their fans have continued to abide by since before this season began and well into their sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round. It’s ...

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The Isles Magic Ride has Only Just Begun

Let me take you back to July 1 of last year. The New York Islanders, for all the suffering they’ve put themselves and their fans through since the glory years of the early ’80s, had just taken another blow to the gut. Their captain, fearless leader, and face of the ...

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Why the Islanders Could Bury Playoff Ghosts Tomorrow Night

“This is surgical.” That was the quote NBC analyst Pierre McGuire used yesterday toward the end of the third period of a dominating 4-1 win by the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins. And to this blogger’s mind, that was the perfect word to use. Barry Trotz’ troops played ...

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Redemption for Bailey Gets Playoffs Off To A Good Start

They chanted it loud and proud. “Hey Josh Bailey, ooh ah, I want to know-oh-oh, if you’ll score a goal!” That was the chorus that rung out from the Islanders faithful that jampacked an electric Nassau Coliseum last night following Bailey’s game-winner at 4:39 of overtime that gave the Isles ...

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Islanders Playoff Primer: Five Games That Proved This Team was Legit

As the New York Islanders get set to open up its first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night at Nassau Coliseum, it’s hard not to reflect on the road they took to get to this point. Earning 103 points and a second place finish in the Metropolitan¬†Division is one ...

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Taub’s 10 Thoughts: Two For The Money

With a playoff spot locked up, two things still remain of utmost importance for the New York Islanders: home ice and a division title. It’s been 31 years since the Isles could claim both those achievements.¬†Winning tonight in Florida, and getting some help on the scoreboard, can make those both ...

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