New York Islanders Growing Pains Not Cause for Concern
It would be easy to look at the New York Islanders’ 2020-21 season so far and think they may be experiencing a setback. Salary cap issues, something the entire NHL ...
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Questions Loom as Islanders Prepare for Highly-Anticipated Game 7
The last two games have been heartbreaking for the New York Islanders. After taking a commanding three games to one lead in their second-round series against the Philadelphia Flyers, they lost back-to-back overtime games, forcing Game 7 on Saturday. Now, they’re preparing for a matchup that, in all honesty, is a toss-up after six games […]
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Islanders’ Maturity Could be Key to Deep Playoff Run
At the start of the postseason, a Tweet floated around the internet listing the New York Islanders as the oldest team in the bubble. The Islanders, whose average age is 28.9, have a handful of players in their mid-30s, helping to bring the age up. This was certainly a moment of reflection as the future […]
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Islanders Prepare for 2015 Series Rematch with the Capitals
While the New York Rangers and their fans are celebrating winning the draft lottery, the New York Islanders are preparing for the beginning of their Stanley Cup Playoff run against the Washington Capitals. It’s a rematch five years in the making, not to mention head coach Barry Trotz will be facing his former team, this […]
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New York Islanders Advance to Stanley Cup Playoffs
The New York Islanders officially advanced to the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal after they defeated the Florida Panthers 5-1 in Game 4 of the Qualifying Round. This is the first time the Islanders have won a postseason series in back-to-back seasons since 1984 and 1985. This series proved the Islanders are better than their skid right […]
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Top 5 Islanders Goals of All Time
Despite the ups and downs, the New York Islanders have had some memorable goals since their inception in 1972. From incredible comebacks to Stanley Cup-clinching performances, this franchise has provided its fans with plenty of memories from some of its most electrifying players. Here, we’ll cover five of the most iconic and important goals in […]
Islanders Exhibition Performance a Mixed Bag
For the first time in 141 days, the New York Islanders hit the ice for a game, albeit a less meaningful one than many would have preferred. While it was only an exhibition match with the New York Rangers, it was still important as the team finds a rhythm before beginning their qualifier series with […]
Islanders Face Goaltending Questions Due to Cap Crunch
It’s no secret that the New York Islanders, along with many other teams across the NHL, will be in a cap crunch heading into the 2020-21 season and beyond. Revenues have taken an enormous hit during the COVID-19 pandemic with the future murky at best, particularly in regard to fans returning to games – a […]
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3 Keys to the Islanders vs Panthers Play-in Series
If you can believe it, we’re less than two weeks away from watching meaningful hockey. Islanders fans have been getting by on Belmont arena updates and continuing to follow Ilya Sorokin’s journey to the NHL, which finally happened last week when he signed an entry-level contract followed by a one-year extension for 2020-21. Related: The […]
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Islanders’ Temporary Home, Nassau Coliseum, Closes its Doors
Fort Neverlose is in danger of suffering the biggest loss in its history and it may not have anything to do with the New York Islanders. It was announced this week through multiple sources that NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum, formerly the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, would be closing its doors as billionaire owner Mikhail Prokhorov […]
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Islanders ‘Ziggy’ Palffy: Underappreciated IIHF Hall of Famer
With the Stanley Cup years of the 1980s fading into the past, New York Islanders fans during the 1990s didn’t have much to cheer about following their team’s 1993 playoff run. The Islanders became irrelevant and their building and roster began to crumble due to a severe budget cut and gross mismanagement. But despite losing […]
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Islanders’ Top 5 Toughest Opponents of All-Time
Every team in the NHL has players that get the better of them game after game and season after season. Whether they’re at home or on the road, some players just have a team’s number. For the New York Islanders, these five players are their toughest opponents of all-time. 5) Wayne Gretzky Islander fans of […]
Top 10 Worst Mike Milbury Moves
Mike Milbury has long been a flamboyant and interesting figure in the NHL. From his time as a player, when he jumped into the MSG stands and beat a fan with his own shoe, to his current role as an NBC Sports analyst, where his comments have often gotten him into hot water, Milbury always […]
Buffalo’s Every Time I Die Embodies City’s Spirit
There aren’t many bands that embody the spirit of a city like Every Time I Die. Hailing from Buffalo, NY, they bring their hometown with them wherever they go, in their merchandise and their songs. They also bring people together from across New York – and the world – like few other bands, creating a […]
Islanders: Ryan Pulock’s Career Season Cut Short
With the 2019-20 NHL regular season postponed (and likely canceled altogether) and the Stanley Cup Playoffs in question, discussions have shifted to this summer’s restricted (RFA) and unrestricted free agents (UFA). While the New York Islanders have a players in both camps, like RFA Mathew Barzal, one of its core defensemen who’s having a career […]
Islanders’ 5 Best Head Coaches
The New York Islanders are one of the NHL’s most storied franchises, making their mark on the league during their brisk ascension in the late 1970s and early 1980s. After their four straight Stanley Cups and 19 consecutive playoff series wins, the Islanders found themselves on a bumpy road as they fought to stay relevant […]
New York Islanders Will Match Offer Sheet for Mathew Barzal
In the last couple of offseasons, restricted free agents (RFAs) have gained more power over their second contracts. The Toronto Maple Leafs were at the center of this power struggle when they negotiated with forwards William Nylander and Mitch Marner. Nylander held out until the end of Dec. 2018, missing nearly half the 2018-19 season, […]
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Islanders Setting Example for Women in Sports Media
For the New York Islanders, celebrating women goes far beyond International Women’s Day. In fact, their MSG broadcast features three women in prominent roles, a first for a professional sports team. Shannon Hogan, the lead pre-game, intermission, and post-game host, is flanked by either AJ Mleczko or Jennifer Botterill. This crew has been together since […]
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Islanders Fail to Improve Leap Day Record Against Bruins
Before yesterday’s loss, it had been 16 years since the New York Islanders played on Leap Day. The last time was a 3-2 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2004. The pre-lockout Penguins were in a tailspin that eventually led to picking Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby in consecutive years, but that didn’t stop […]
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Islanders Should Target Mike Hoffman at the Trade Deadline
New York Islanders’ Twitter is swirling with ideas of who general manager Lou Lamoriello should add at the deadline. There isn’t much in the way of substantiating reports to help fans and the media figure out what Lamoriello is going to do, which is very typical of Lou, but that won’t stop us from trying […]
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