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New Culture, Accountability, Captaincy, Breakout Players for the Islanders

Well, here we are just 51 (Frans Nielsen) days from the puck to drop on the 2018-19 season. The offseason was interesting for sure, to say the least. Don’t worry this isn’t another article about pajama boy because we are all sick of hearing about him (except leafs fans of ...

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Let The Fisherman Die

With a little over a month until training camps begin – all has been pretty quiet in Islanders’ land as of late regarding player personnel. With the coaching staff  being further solidified with the recent appointment of Piero Greco as head goaltending coach, and Mitch Korn coming aboard as Director ...

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12 Years of Incompetence

The most talked about human being on any train heading to Brooklyn, website with the word “Isles” in it, and any fan wearing Blue and Orange for the past 3 years is the infamous Garth Snow. An entire trend on Twitter with the hashtag “SnowMustGo”, chants from passionate fans during ...

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Dear John

This letter was submitted by a reader that requested in be posted anonymously. Dear John, For years you have patiently waited for support from the franchise that selected you first overall in the 2009 Draft. You’ve expressed unequivocal faith in coaches and management like the loyal, corporate soldier you are – ...

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Making the case for Andrew Ladd

Trigger warning: I’m breaking up the second line. They say that no player should lose his job to injury, yet that is virtually what has happened to Andrew Ladd this season. The 32-year-old left winger was playing well on the Islanders second line before it was cool. Skating alongside Mat ...

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Garth Snow: The Cliff Notes

Starting with the 2001 NHL draft, the Islanders made plenty of franchised changing decisions.  This was the summer when the Islanders (and Charles Wang) decided they were done being a bottom of the league team and were going to make a splash.  They acquired Alexi Yashin and Michael Peca to ...

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Islanders’ Recent Struggles Emblematic of a Bar Set Too Low

If you’ve watched the Islanders play over the past little while, you haven’t liked what you’ve seen. The team appears to have taken a nosedive, surrendering buckets of goals every night and losing ground to their divisional foes. Of even greater concern is miracle worker John Tavares’ future, and whether ...

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Quarter-Season Top 5

We are now 23 games into the 2017-2018 season and any Islanders fan could tell you that this is the best hockey this team has played in while. 14-7-2, 3rd in the Metropolitan division, a +10 goal differential, and one of the hottest offenses in the league scoring 4+ goals in ...

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Is This Team Finally Ready to Make an Impact?

John Tavares, Jordan Eberle, Anders Lee, Josh Bailey, Matthew Barzal, Nick Leddy, Ryan Pulock. This Islanders team might be one of the most talented teams we’ve seen in years. JT is already off to an unbelievable start with 12G, 6A, and 18 points in just 14 games. Matt Barzal is ...

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What Does Vanek Mean Today?

  The decision to make the Thomas Vanek trade three years ago, may not have been as bad a decision as we are led to believe.  Reexamining that deal seems pertinent with how the Islanders season has begun.  In the lockout season of 2012-2013, it seemed that the Islanders arrived.  ...

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