Blog: The Real Test Begins For Islanders

This is going to be a brief, but impactful piece as I’ll just show a few stats so I can mentally prepare you for the rest of the month. Was last nights overtime loss to the Flyers a tough one? Of course. Another blown lead, the Flyers looked like they dominated the Islanders for most of the game, the Islanders couldn’t get out of their own defensive zone and you…

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Blog: Crawford Should Be Next Coach Of The Islanders

With the recent firing of former New York Islanders head coach, Jack Capuano, all eyes will be on the current coach and assistant general manager, Doug Weight to see if the Islanders can show any kind of glimpses of the previous two seasons. Whether or not he can right the ship, a coaching change for the long-term is needed for this organization. The Islanders have an opportunity to become more…

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Blog: Capuano Fired; Players Need To Respond

#Isles News: Jack Capuano has been relieved of his duties as Head Coach. Assistant GM Doug Weight will serve as interim Head Coach. — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) January 17, 2017 Well the timing is certainly odd, but Islanders fans got what they wanted as news yesterday came out with the firing of head coach, Jack Capuano. Capuano leaves as the second winningest coach in Islanders history and has set…

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Blog: Isles Damned If They Win, Damned If They Lose

So the Islanders have finally come to the halfway mark of their season and it’s just not pretty. There are games where you just don’t know which team will show up. And when you look at the standings, it’s either a head scratcher or you’re at the point where banging your head against the wall feels better. Fan reaction is nothing short or bipolar. When the team wins, the general…

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Pelech In For Hamonic

From Art Staple of Newsday: “He went down and played a game (in Bridgeport) last week, he’s had a lot of conditioning and a few good practices,” Jack Capuano said of Pelech, who was injured on Nov. 28 and hasn’t played for the Isles since. “He’s played with Leds before so we’ll put him in there. I liked his game a lot before he got hurt.” Jack Capuano My Take:…

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John Tavares Says He Staying……..Again

From Steve Marcus of Newsday: “I think for myself, I’ve always shown and talked about my commitment here,’’ “Wanting to have success here and keep building on some of the good things we’ve done. Obviously, this [low] point’s been disappointing.’’ “For myself, I know that I have not been to the level that I expect of myself and the standard that I want to be at,’’ he said. “[I] keep…

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Islanders Prospects Getting Extra Experience

Generals trade Mitchell Vande Sompel to London Knights- Read more here https://t.co/qpKeockWOs pic.twitter.com/syrWFwwlyv — Oshawa Generals (@Oshawa_Generals) January 9, 2017 For Vande Sompel, this is more of a home-coming as it is some extra playoff experience as the London Knights are looking to win the OHL once again. The soon to be 20-year-old has had some impressive numbers and should be called upon to be in Bridgeport’s lineup next year….

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Islanders Were Well Represented

If you missed the World Junior Championships last night in Montreal, you missed what may have been the greatest junior game….ever. In a hard fought battle, the United States came out victorious over Canada 5-4 in a shootout. There were two prospects who were in this game and represented the possible future of the New York Islanders: USA’s Kieffer Bellows and Canada’s Mathew Barzal. Who did I pick to win?…

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Isles Recall Pelech

#Isles Transaction: Adam Pelech has been recalled from Bridgeport. — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) January 5, 2017 My Take: So there’s been questions as to why Ryan Pulock has not been called up. Simple, he’s injured and was listed as day-to-day. Better question: Will Pelech even play this weekend? Maybe he’ll get one, but with the recent winning going on, It wouldn’t shock me if he didn’t play at all…

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Isles Talk Rumor Roundup: Matt Duchene & Gabriel Landeskog

From the Score.com New York Islanders For the sake of his job and any hopes the New York Islanders might have of making the playoffs, Garth Snow should be inquiring about Duchene or Landeskog. The club currently sits with the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference, a year after reaching the second round of the playoffs. This past year the Islanders watched as last season’s second- and third-highest scorers –…

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