Depth Perception

“Maybe the Islanders aren’t as deep as we thought… It took 7 and a half games to come to light, but midway through the second period of the Islanders 4-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, the “deepest” Islanders team in recent memory was looking paper thin.  With Lubomir Visnovsky already exiting the game in the first period with a concussion, Matt Carkner barreled into Evgeni Nabokov halfway through the second…

October 20, 2013
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Why Brock Nelson Should Be Sent Down

With the news that Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck has been taken off the IR, and 2012 first round pick Griffin Reinhart sent back to juniors, coaches and management now have a difficult decision to make once Clutterbuck is ready to return to the ice. As of this writing, no one knows if Clutterbuck is skating well enough to play and if he is, no one is sure who will be…

October 10, 2013
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Isles Observations

      The New “Average”? “The Coyotes aren’t this bad, are they? “    This is the question I kept asking myself as the New York Islanders took advantage of a long traveled Phoenix team in the first, and earned some fortuitous bounces in the second last night. The final score would be a 6-1 victory.  Although not an indication as to how close the majority of the game…

October 9, 2013
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The Roster is Set…

Around 3:30 – the note came out – the final roster was made official. Here are the 23 that made it: ISLANDERS ANNOUNCE 23-MAN ROSTER Lineup Features 13 Forwards, Eight Defensemen and Two Goalies UNIONDALE, NY (September 30, 2013) – The New York Islanders announced today their 23-man roster as they enter the 2013-14 season. The lineup includes 13 forwards, eight defensemen and two goalies. The complete 23-man roster is…

September 30, 2013
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Two for Two Against Ottawa

It turns out the the Islanders record for the pre-season is now ended at a respectable 4-4.  With the two win 9-3 combined score against the Sens, the Islanders are now ready to take on the rest of the NHL starting Friday when the Devils are the hosts. Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson – both competing for the final forward spot scored in Kanata last night, along with first pick…

September 30, 2013
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Isles May Look To Improve From Within

As Arthur Staple has pointed out on Newsday that the Islanders are pretty set in their decisions with the three big unrestricted free agents: Brad Boys, Evgeni  Nabokov and now former Islanders captain, Mark Streit as it has been stated that Boyes and Striet will not resign and that there’s a good chance Nabokov will resign before July 5th. So, with that knowledge, especially coming from Staple, we can do…

June 5, 2013
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