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PTIsles: Episode 61 – Ho-Ho-Ho-Sang

In the latest edition of PTIsles, Joe Buono (@IslesBlog) and Alex ‘Buddy’ Peck (@BudGSN) spread Holiday cheer following the Islanders back-to-back road wins in Colorado and Arizona. Later, Joe and Alex share their Christmas wishes for the Islanders the rest of the season. Topics Discussed: – 3 in a row ...

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Q & A with Artist Sean Connors

IslesBlog recently spoke with Sean Connors, an Islanders fan and artist that was profiled in a recent MSG fan commercial. We talked about his art, his inspiration and his Islanders fandom. At what age did you realize you had more artistic talent than the average kid? Probably around the the ...

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Islanders Making Most of Low Outside Expectations

When John Tavares left town, the New York Islanders were left for dead. That was unquestionably the vibe this past summer, and not just around here. It felt like the entire league had this team pegged as a “rebuilding team”, not ready to compete having lost an MVP-caliber player in ...

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Charles Wang’s Islanders Legacy is a Great One

When former New York Islanders majority owner Charles Wang passed away earlier this week at the incredibly tough-to-swallow age of 74, it brought about an outpouring of love and appreciation for a great man and terrific owner. Things didn’t all go to plan during his time with the Isles, but ...

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Cal Clutterbuck Back to Sparking Islanders

Although it’s come in an extremely small sample size, New York Islanders third-line forward Cal Clutterbuck has appeared to re-embrace the physical, agitational play he built his career on, which in turn reignited the rest of his game. Clutterbuck seemed to abandon his hallmark, “do something” attitude in favor of ...

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Islanders Lose to Preds; Recap & Random Thoughts

The New York Islanders lost their home opener, 4-3, to the Nashville Predators in front of over 12,000 fans at the Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn. The Islanders controlled the puck for most of the game’s first few minutes but Viktor Arvidsson broke off toward the net, made a between-the-legs ...

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Random Thoughts from Islanders’ OT Opening Night Win

Valtteri Filppula scored the Islanders’ first goal of the season, Thomas Greiss stopped 45-of-46 shots in regulation, and the Isles beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 in overtime for their first win of the season. Mathew Barzal did an excellent job of drawing a tripping penalty to give the Isles a ...

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Islanders Are Sending Mixed Signals, Put Youth Movement On Hold

In a tweet from Arthur Staple of The Athletic, the New York Islanders’ expected opening night lineups were revealed. Needless to say, I think we were all a bit befuddled by the initial (and tentative) lines and defensive pairings for Thursday night’s opener against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, especially ...

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For the New York Islanders, There is Clearly Life After JT

  I’m starting to think that after losing John Tavares this past offseason, things won’t be as bad as some of us think for the New York Islanders. At the time, it felt like the future of this organization took a sharp left-turn into a bridge embankment. Alas, there is life after ...

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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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