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What To Watch For: Islanders Training Camp Edition by Rob Taub

It’s been an emotion-filled summer, but the 2018-19 season is finally ready to kick off for the New York Islanders. The Isles will open training camp tomorrow morning for the first time without John Tavares and under the new regime of general manager Lou Lamoriello and head coach Barry Trotz. ...

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Bellows Ready To Breakthrough

“There were situations last season where he wouldn’t go three or four games without a goal, but he always focused on getting chances and doing the right things.” That’s how Mike Johnston described the kind of player Kieffer Bellows is when it comes to adversity. Johnston, was Bellows head coach ...

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Wilde Card In The Mix

When draft night arrived two months ago, Bode Wilde was one of the premier defensemen expected to be a top selection. As the first ten picks were announced on that Friday evening, the thought was that he would hear his name called at least before the 15th overall pick — ...

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The Curious Case of Valtteri Filppula

With training camp finally starting to come into view, let’s continue to take a look at another one of the new Islanders acquired by the newly minted Lou Lamoriello. At T-minus one-hour plus of the “Post Pajama Boy Defection” aka PPBD (ok, that acronym doesn’t exist), Lou Lamoriello went ahead ...

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Death-Metal & Neck Tattoos – Getting To Know Robin Lehner

Death-metal, neck tattoos and brash. At six-foot four inches, 245 pounds…Athletic, flexible, and super competitive. The “new” prototypical goaltender attributes that any general manager would salivate over. Only 27 years old,  he possesses these dream characteristics. Let’s get to know Robin Lehner. In his 219 games played in the NHL, ...

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Ranking the Isles Revamped Prospect Pool

We are now just two months away from the start of the 2018-19 season. You could feel the tense but exciting feeling amongst the New York Islander faithful, and for good reason. While a new regime now running the organization headlined by Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz are poised to ...

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How Big Of An Impact Will Mitch Korn Have?

In one word: MASSIVE. No one can take away the magnitude of what hiring Barry Trotz means for the future of the New York Islander franchise, but having his friend, long-time colleague, and goaltending physic Mitch Korn now in the fold just might turn out to be the biggest acquisition ...

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It’s Now or Never for Brock Nelson

Brock Nelson’s tenure as a New York Islander has reached a critical point. The Islanders and Nelson avoided going to next weeks’ arbitration period yesterday after the two sides agreed to a one year deal worth $4.25 million dollars. It’s a nice increase from the $3.5 million qualifying offer that ...

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Lou Lamoriello Fixing The Isles One Step At a Time

There will be bigger moves to come, but at the moment for the New York Islanders and their fans, a plan does seem to be in place with Lou Lamoriello calling the shots. After losing the franchise superstar and captain John Tavares on Sunday, Lamoriello made a few moves that ...

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Isles Free Agency Preview

As we wait for word of where John Tavares will be playing in the future, the free agency frenzy is set to begin this Sunday at noon. For the New York Islanders, every aspect of their offseason gameplan hinges on whether Tavares decides to stay with the franchise or leave ...

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