Blog: Welcome To The Trade Deadline

It’s that time of year boys and girls. It’s when some teams begin to throw in the towel and prepare for next season. It’s also a time when teams will load up on rental players in the hopes of a long Stanley Cup run. Welcome to the trade deadline window folks. Before we get into who’s in/out and which players may go, let’s simplify the standings a bit a see…

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Blog: Islanders Will Need A ’13 Season With A Better ’94 Ending

With a run that I had hoped for (6-1-2 in their last 9), the New York Islanders look to be in the playoff race for the duration of the regular season, pending nothing tragic happens to their star players. As I continue to look at the standings, I can’t help but think back to the shortened season of 2013, where the Islanders found themselves without much help from their backup…

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Isles Talk Rumor Roundup: Dennis Seidenberg, Ryan Strome & Jaro Halak

From Scott Burnside of ESPN Scott Burnside: It hasn’t exactly been a banner season for veteran goalie Jaroslav Halak, who was forced to endure a cockamamie three-goaltender system with the New York Islanders before being waived and dumped to the minors a month ago. Yet the 31-year-old, who was so good for Team Europe at the World Cup of Hockey, has been excellent in the AHL, going 6-1-1 with a…

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Blog: Beware of Games-In-Hand

There’s a lot of hockey fans across the sport that like to use the term, games-in-hand. It’s a perception that helps people who don’t necessarily understand the percentages, but gives the fans hope of coming back and catching up to a particular rival. Indeed, for New York Islanders fans this is certainly the case. If you don’t go by the percentages, the Islanders now sit five points back of the…

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Thomas Greiss Extends With Isles

Greiss extension is done. Three years, awaiting $. #Isles — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) January 30, 2017 My Take: Well, this has certainly been a busy day. Three years is plenty of time for the Isles to attract Ilya Sorokin over and get him ready for the NHL if he should come over. The Isles win with Greiss, it’s as simple as that. He’ll be a vital piece and paired with…

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Barclays Center Will Cut Financial Ties With Islanders

From Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, who owns the building and the Nets, has since November been seeking an investor to take a stake in both. As of earlier this month, a financial projection shared with potential investors showed the Islanders won’t contribute any revenue after the 2018-19 season — a clear signal that the team won’t play there, the people said. In July, Bloomberg News reported…

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Blog: Islanders Long-Term Benefit Of A Calder Cup Run

There’s something to be said about going deep into the AHL playoffs. It’s another level of development that the Islanders as an organization have not been able to do since the first year of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Why is this? Welcome to the reality of building through the draft and rushing players into the NHL. There was always this need to bring up the young players because free agency…

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Isles Inch Closer

With All-Star weekend officially starting for the New York Islanders, it’s clear that they have made some significant progress in trying to get back into a playoff spot. Just a couple of ice chips for everyone to soak in: 1. The Isles are on pace for 89 points. Around the time the Isles had completed their 30th game, I was still convinced they could reach somewhere between 90-95 points. 2….

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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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