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Dunnigan: Divisional Offseason Recap – The Carolina Hurricanes

The IslesBlog staff over a seven-part series will break down the offseason of each of the New York Islanders’ divisional foes. In part one, we focus on one of the returning teams to the division, the Carolina Hurricanes.As we head into the upcoming NHL season the Metropolitan Division is undergoing ...

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The 1980-81 New York Islanders: The Final versus Minnesota (Part Six)

(This is the concluding part of a six-part series celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1981 Stanley Cup Champions: here are parts one, two, three, four, and five). The 1981 Stanley Cup Final pitted the New York Islanders against the upstart Minnesota North Stars: the league’s defending champion as well and top regular ...

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Shirman: How exactly will Ilya Sorokin’s new contract shape up

Monday’s re-signings of Igor Shesterkin and Ilya Samsonov turned the attention to the other young Russian goalie in the Metropolitan Division, our very own Ilya Sorokin. Despite the complete silence on this front from g.m. Lou Lamoriello’s office, Sorokin had no such qualms when discussing contract negotiations just last week ...

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Bentivenga: Trotz to serve as assistant coach for Canada at ’22 Winter Olympics

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are still several months away at this point, but we now know Islanders fans will see at least one familiar face when the games open. As announced by Hockey Canada on Monday morning, Isles head coach Barry Trotz will officially be behind the bench for ...

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Bentivenga: Isles ink Pelech to eight-year contract extension

Just when we thought the Islanders’ offseason couldn’t get any more quiet, general manager Lou Lamoriello finally dusted off his drawer of contracts and pulled out a deal that has many fans dancing in the streets.  D-man Adam Pelech has officially agreed to terms on a massive eight-year contract extension, ...

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IslesBlog Debate: Beauvillier for Tarasenko- Would you do it?

As the Islanders’ offseason rolls on (or starts up), it’s time to get into everyone’s favorite/not so favorite topic: trade speculation.  It’s been reported that St. Louis Blues sniper Vladimir Tarasenko has wanted out of the organization for a few weeks now, and when trade rumors surround any big name ...

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Bentivenga: What to take away from Islanders’ qualifying offers

As the New York Islanders off-season rolls on and free agency rapidly approaches, it looks like we finally have some free agent news to provide an update on. Well, sort of… it’s just not in the way you might think. Monday evening (5pm EST, to be precise) was the deadline ...

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Repetto: Islanders First Pick of The Draft May Not Be The Type Of Player The Isles Need

After trading Nick Leddy to the Detroit Red Wings the Islanders received Richard Panik and a second-round pick in the 2021 draft in exchange. With that, there was an expectation that the Islanders would flip the pick to gain a player that would join Mathew Barzal on the top line.  ...

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