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The 1980-81 New York Islanders: The Final versus Minnesota (Part Six)

(This is the concluding part of a six-part series celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1981 Stanley Cup Champions: here are parts one, two, three, four, and five). The 1981 Stanley Cup Final pitted the New York Islanders against the upstart Minnesota North Stars: the league’s defending champion as well and top regular ...

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Islanders Are Set to Finally Retire Tonelli and Goring’s Numbers

The New York Islanders announced this morning that they’re retiring the numbers of John Tonelli and Butch Goring, solidifying their seats at the Islanders legends table. Tonelli and Goring will become the first Isles players to have their number retired since Hall of Famer Brian Trottier received the honor back ...

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