Grabner Out Indefinitely

#458191317 / gettyimages.com Sports hernia surgery successful for Michael Grabner. Just picked him up from hospital. Back in 4-6 weeks #Isles #NHL pic.twitter.com/A2xkCsOiR2 — Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) October 9, 2014 Can confirm @andystrickland report on Michael Grabner's sports hernia surgery. Out indefinitely. #Isles — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) October 9, 2014 My take: Strome, Bailey & Conacher now have time to showcase what they’re capable of. Grabner getting injured again is…

October 9, 2014
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Isles “Mindset” Entering Training Camp

As the Islanders officially embark on there final season at Nassau Coliseum, there has not been a more important training camp in recent memory this one. Rebuilding the organization via the draft was completed this past summer with the selection of Josh Ho-Sang.  This summer saw the goaltending and team depth completed through free agency. There are still some questions, but the answers will be coming in a short few weeks with the completion…

September 19, 2014
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Mid Summer Thoughts: Development

This is usually the time of year when I not only look at this Islanders team as a whole, I look and try to figure out what direction or philosophy the Islanders will be taking this upcoming year. I begin to just look at the overall roster and possibly look for any moves that still need to be made before training camp, but to my delight, there really isn’t a move for Islanders General…

July 16, 2014
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Hockey from the Blind Side, Evaluating After the Smoke Has Cleared

Are the Isles done with off season moves yet? I guess that is now the question that still is being bandied about in parts of Islander Country. Paul addressed this topic in a recent post, and I fall into his camp as far as believing that the Islanders could be very well set for what they have for next season, yet, at the same time, there are assets that can…

July 12, 2014
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The Morning After The Frenzy

July 2, 2014

It’s been said that when you want to improve your organization, you build through the draft. When you want to improve from last season, you turn to Free Agency. Last year the Islanders ended up having to use three goalies because of injuries or just mediocre play. The Islanders were out of the hunt by Christmas because of the injuries to Evgeny Nabokov, Lubomir Visnovsky, Brian Strait, some shoddy offense and…

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