Blog: Islanders & Leafs On Similiar Paths To Playoffs

February 13, 2017

You wouldn’t know it, but the New York Islanders and the Toronto Maple Leafs are on the verge of writing a similar chapter to their respective stories as they enter the final stretch of the NHL regular season. Except for the annoying articles about John Tavares leaving the Isles to go play for the Maple Leafs, it’s the younger players from both teams that are making the most news and…

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Blog: Welcome To The Trade Deadline

February 7, 2017

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

February 3, 2017

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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John Tavares Says He Staying……..Again

January 10, 2017

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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Blog: Isles Have A Perect Storm Approaching

January 1, 2017

To all the Islanders fans, I hope everyone had a great New Years Eve. I wish nothing but the best for you as we embark into 2017. It’s a new year and it just quite possibly be a new season of sorts for the New York Islanders. New York responded well after sending former starting goalie, Jaroslav Halak, to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL as they beat Winnipeg…

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Blog: Too Little, Too Late

December 20, 2016

The one line that sent chills down my spine which clearly represented this New York Islanders season was said by their play-by-play announcer Brendan Burke at the last moments of the Isles losing to the Ottawa Senators was this: “Too little, too late.” As the Islanders completed their 31st game of this NHL season, it’s a harsh reality and a harder pill to swallow when I begin, with confidence, “eliminating”…

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Blog: Isles Late Bloomers Begin To Shine

December 2, 2016

What a difference a week makes, especially when the New York Islanders win three in a row. The Islanders had to beat the Calgary Flames if they wanted to even dream about making the playoffs. It was a dream come true for them when they beat both the Penguins and Capitals Wednesday and yesterday, respectably. Hoping that the Islanders do not lose another three straight, you can make a string…

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Pulock To Miss Game Against Flames

November 27, 2016

From Brian Compton: Capuano: Pulock progressing but will not play tomorrow. #Isles — Brian Compton (@BComptonNHL) November 27, 2016 My Take: This was one of my thoughts I had that would help the Islanders get out of the basement, no less talking about the draft lottery. The only saving grace here is that the Isles are playing the Calgary Flames. With the Flames season also about to be extinguished, former…

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Blog: Playoff Run Begins Now For Islanders

November 26, 2016

The New York Islanders have completed twenty games after losing to the San José Sharks yesterday by a score of 3-2. At this stage of the season, enough games have past that I take a much longer look at the point-pace of every Eastern Conference team and I can begin to see who should be in the playoffs and who I should be looking at for the draft lottery. If…

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Blog: California Dreamin For Isles

November 22, 2016

With the Islanders at 5-8-4 and entering a three game California tour of Anaheim, San Jose and Los Angeles, the New York Islanders find themselves toying with the idea of not making the playoffs. In order for the Islanders to keep in the race, they’ll need to win at least 2 out of the next three and hope that teams like the Devils, Bruins, Senators and Panthers continue to either…

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