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Mandell: Islanders goaltending makes them dangerous heading into the playoffs

It isn’t a secret that the New York Islanders haven’t been playing their best hockey of late. They have struggled to score goals and haven’t looked like the team fans have grown accustomed to seeing under head coach Barry Trotz. That being said, the Islanders are still a respectable 6-7-1 ...

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Greenberg: The White Whale Might’ve Been Worth the Wait

Ilya Sorokin has been everything the Islanders could’ve asked for and more. The Russian netminder, who’s been in the organization for seven years, has lived up to the lofty expectations thus far. After a shaky first few games, Sorokin has settled in. The “White Whale” is 10-1-0 in his last ...

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Dunnigan: From Russia With Gloves

In July, Russian goaltender Ilya Sorokin signed an entry level contract and a one-year extension with the Islanders. The fan base, to say the least, had been anxiously waiting for his arrival. When the deal was announced Isles’ social media erupted.Sorokin joined fellow countrymen Semyon Varlamov, who had signed with ...

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Islanders Benefiting from Internal Reinforcements

For the first time in a long, long time, the Islanders have bolstered their lineup with players from within the organization. Even if it wasn’t general manager Lou Lamoriello’s intention heading into this season – he picked up Dymtro Timashov from the Detroit Red Wings before the beginning of the ...

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What’s Next for Ilya Sorokin?

For years, Islanders fans have anxiously awaited the arrival of netminder Ilya Sorokin.  They pinned their hopes on a 25-year-old goalie who they rarely saw in-game action outside of YouTube clips and the occasional Twitter or blog update. No matter. The accounts of his excellent play in Russia in the ...

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Enjoying the Ride: Islanders’ 2020 Playoff Run Has Been Special and Foretelling

As of this column’s publication date, the Islanders hold a 3-2 series lead over the Philadelphia Flyers. It’s been a series of ups and downs (mostly ups) and in which the Islanders have demonstrated that they have as good of a shot to win the Stanley Cup as anyone does. ...

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The NHL is basically screwing the Islanders with Ilya Sorokin

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Why can’t we have nice things? That’s a question New York Islanders fans have always asked themselves. First and foremost, it’s always been having their own arena. Well, it’s no longer an issue. Player decisions and the right people in charge? Yeah, they finally came, but it took years of ...

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Taub: Ilya Sorokin and What He Means to the Islanders’ Future

The New York Islanders are one step closer to securing their goaltender of the future. Earlier this morning, TSN reported that the KHL season is officially canceled after the league couldn’t come to a resolution to schedule its playoffs due to the COVID-19 shutdown. What that means for Ilya Sorokin is that ...

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