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For Better or Worse, Real Islanders Showed Up to Game 2

The first game of the Eastern Conference Finals was a forgettable one for the New York Islanders and the prevailing sentiment was that the team would be ready for Game 2. They were. What we saw last night was Islanders hockey; the good and the bad associated with it. The ...

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Islanders Have Nothing to Prove, But Advancing Would Speak Volumes

The New York Islanders buck the trend. No individual tendency in particular, just generally. Chemistry, intensity, and focus — as well as elite leadership corps on the bench — have carried this team to the brink of the National Hockey League’s final four. That’s awfully impressive. This is an organization that’s ...

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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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Lou Needs to Trade, But What Can He Trade?

As we draw closer to the trade deadline, Islander fans and Isles Twitter have grown restless as they watch their team’s weaknesses be exposed during every game that isn’t against the Detroit Red Wings. The last trade the New York Islanders have made as of January 29th, 2020, was the ...

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This Islanders Run Is Absolutely Something Special

Well, look at what we have here? All that worrying over Lou Lamoriello’s inactive summer, for what? Sure, it’s still extremely early on in the 2019-2020 campaign, but these New York Islanders are absolutely something special. You can feel it. We all can. There’s an energy to it all. Even ...

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PTIsles – unbeaTEN w/ Radio Color Analyst Greg Picker

In the latest episode of PTIsles, Joe Buono (@IslesBlog) is joined by Islanders radio color analyst Greg Picker (@GregPickerHere) to discuss the second longest winning streak in team history. Greg breaks down the team’s success under Barry Trotz and his coaching staff, Mat Barzal’s becoming a dual offensive threat, defying ...

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Time to Increase Oliver Wahlstrom’s Role

Lets start by saying absolutely no one should have any reason not to trust in Barry Trotz with his resume and as the reigning Jack Adams Award winner. However, since Jordan Eberle’s unfortunate injury, Trotz has consistently rolled out Tom Kuhnhackl at right wing on the first line. Although Mathew ...

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PTIsles: Episode 79 – Isles Alumni: Mick Vukota

In the Alumni edition of PTIsles, Joe Buono (@IslesBlog) is joined by Islanders fan favorite and enforcer, Mick Vukota who spent parts of 10 seasons on Long Island. Mick talks about Islanders ownership’s commitment to alumni in recent years and what teammates he’s excited to see on Saturday Night. Later, ...

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PTIsles: Episode 73 – Getting Antsy w/ Newsday’s Andrew Gross

In the latest edition of PTIsles, Joe Buono (@IslesBlog) and Alex ‘Buddy’ Peck (@BudGSN) are joined by Andrew Gross (@AGrossNewsday, Islanders beat reporter for Newsday. Topics Discussed: – The impact of the team’s lengthy layoff – Jordan Eberle hopes to stay hot – Robin Lehner receives national attention – Pelech ...

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PTIsles: Episode 69 – Bill Torrey Appreciation w/ Jiggs McDonald

On the latest episode of PTIsles, Joe Buono (@IslesBlog) is joined by long-time voice of the New York Islanders and Hall of Fame NHL Broadcaster Jiggs McDonald. Jiggs (or ‘Kenneth’ as Bill Torrey called him) reflects on last weekend’s festivities, shares stories from the dynasty years and tells us what ...

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