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The 1980-81 Islanders: The Prelude (Part 1)

In the next several weeks, our historian Brooks Simpson will take a look back at one of the greatest squads in both franchise and hockey history on the 40th anniversary of its championship run. Today we almost take for granted the New York Islanders dynasty of the 1980s. That dynasty ...

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Isles Draft Recap: Hit After Hit

Lou Lamoriello was expected to knock this draft out of the park by making one or possibly two franchise-altering trades. Instead, he rounded the bases in a whole different way. Lamoriello and the rest of his colleagues had to be feeling giddy after plucking two top-ten talents without having a pick ...

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Islanders 2018 NHL Draft Preview and Analysis

Now the real work begins for Lou Lamoriello. While he still tries to entice captain John Tavares to commit long-term to the franchise and free agent coach Barry Trotz to come take the head coaching job, Lamoriello is now faced with the task of his first draft as Islanders President of ...

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12 Years of Incompetence

The most talked about human being on any train heading to Brooklyn, website with the word “Isles” in it, and any fan wearing Blue and Orange for the past 3 years is the infamous Garth Snow. An entire trend on Twitter with the hashtag “SnowMustGo”, chants from passionate fans during ...

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Islander Draft Redo’s

When it comes to being a successful organization the first step is drafting correctly.  Years of bad drafts can set a team back years.  There is no better example than the New York Islanders.  After winning their first series in 23 seasons they are the poster-child for bad decisions at ...

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Andong Song’s First Taste Of The NHL Media

    The Islanders made history last month when they selected the first Chinese-born player who came over to North America.   Q: How did you catch the hockey bug? A: I was sick all of the time, my mom kept looking for sports for me and hockey became the ...

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