After Recent Rough Patch, Keep Things in Perspective

Times are starting to get a bit tough on Hempstead Turnpike. The Islanders have lost two games in a row. Their 171 goals scored are 23rd in the NHL and worst amongst Eastern Conference Playoff teams. They have taken the second fewest shots in hockey, ahead of only the lowly Anaheim Ducks. Yes, the Islanders …

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Islanders Prospect Report: Pre-Trade Deadline Edition

With the Trade Deadline coming up on Monday and the Blue Jackets already acquiring one of the top names in Matt Duchene, here are the Islanders' prospect pool's current stats. Go ahead and use them for all the speculations and mock trades. NHL: D Devon Toews- 26 Games, 4-7-11, 0 PIM, +9 (NHL) 24 Games, 5-14-19, …

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The Islanders Are Rolling and the Fans Are Coming

Spittin' Chiclets declared the Islanders a "Wagon." With a wagon comes the bandwagon fans. Bandwagon fans appear when any team that is traditionally bad starts to do well. The Golden State Warriors in the NBA are an example of this. Casual fans notice the success and start to turn out in bunches. So, now that …

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To Improve Offense, Islanders Should Look No Further Than Ottawa

The Islanders are without a doubt having great success this season. They sit atop the Metropolitan Division and by far have the best defense in the NHL. The offense, however, has seen a significant downgrade since last season. As many predicted, scoring has decreased across the board. To remedy this, the Islanders absolutely need to …

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The Islanders Should Acquire a Center at the Trade Deadline

To the surprise of many, the Islanders are on fire. Fans are flocking to games in full force, and there is a palpable feeling of excitement on Long Island. That has put the team in an unexpected, precarious situation. The Trade Deadline is rapidly approaching, meaning the first-place Islanders will be in a position to add …

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A Battle of the Dynasties: Islanders vs. Patriots

Just a few weeks ago, the New England Patriots won their sixth Super Bowl in franchise history. Does that make them the greatest sports dynasty of all time? The early '10's Blackhawks, the '90's Bulls, '90's Yankees and of course the '80's Islanders would beg to differ. Let's compare the two dynasties of the Islanders …

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The Islanders Are Back and Better Than Ever

The energy is palpable. Hempstead Turnpike is rocking like it is the 1980s, all thanks the New York Islanders. Sitting at first place in the Metropolitan Division with 72 points, the Islanders are silently making a worst-to-first turnaround, shocking even the most loyal of fans. Robin Lehner (17-8-4) and Thomas Greiss (16-8-2) have combined to …

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Mathew Barzal’s Incredible All-Star Performance

While most NHL players enjoyed their break by either vacationing or relaxing at home, twenty-one year old Mathew Barzal spent his in San Jose for the 2019 NHL All-Star Game. The Islanders young star appeared in his first ever All-Star game, and was a major contributor in the Metropolitan Division's success. Mathew Barzal competed in …

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