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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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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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Playoffs: Maybe?

With the All-Star game now complete, the second half of the season began on Tuesday with a matchup against the Capitals in Brooklyn.  The Islanders currently sit in 11th place in the Eastern Conference with 51 points in 47 games, 5 points behind 8th place Philadelphia.  The playoffs are within ...

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John Tavares Wins Shooting Accuracy Competition (Video)

New York Islanders captain John Tavares won the Accuracy Shooting Competition at the 2016 NHL All Star Game on Saturday night. As trivial as the NHL All Star Game and its festivities may appear, it’s no small feat to win the accuracy shooting competition. New York Islanders captain John Tavares ...

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The Morning Skate Game 14: Islanders at Canadiens

Ohhhhh Canada.  The New York Islanders head north of the border for the first time in the 2015-16 season on Thursday, as they take on the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre.  The Canadiens are off to a scorching hot start-(11-2-1, 23 points)-and are the early favorites for the President’s ...

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Get Well Soon, John Tavares

On Halloween, Islanders head coach Jack Capuano did not hand out treats to the media and the fans when he said that captain John Tavares would not play before the Isles matinee game against the New Jersey Devils. Cappy would keep the captain’s reason for being out of the line-up ...

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The Morning Skate Game 9: Isles vs. Flames

The New York Islanders return home to the Barclays Center on Monday to take on the Calgary Flames in a cross-conference matchup.  The Isles currently sit at 5-2-1 (11 points) which puts them 3rd in the Metropolitan Division behind the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals.  The Isles are ...

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New York Islanders: Seven Early-Season Thoughts

Through six games, the New York Islanders have a record of 4-1-1. Their only loss and overtime loss is to the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. In each of those wins, which were against the Winnipeg Jets, Nashville Predators, San Jose Sharks, and Columbus Blue Jackets, the Isles have ...

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The Morning Skate: Game 6 Isles at Blue Jackets

The New York Islanders look to keep their three game winning streak alive as they skate into Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets tonight at Nationwide Arena.  Columbus has had a disastrous start  to their season, beginning the year 0-6-0 after many NHL insiders considered them a favorite to ...

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