The Two Islanders Calder Trophy Candidates This Year

The New York Islanders are a pretty good team with pretty good young talent, and two of their young stars are center Mathew Barzal and right winger Joshua Ho-Sang. Now many people think that the former, the latter or both will have fantastic rookie seasons, and there is a huge debate within the Islanders fan …

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NHLers Aren’t Going to Kneel for the Anthem, Right?

This past Sunday, the entire country watched as NFL players and even some owners united arm in arm, kneeling during the national anthem.  It sparked from a rally President Donald Trump held in Alabama the Friday before, where he called out these players, bashing them for their disrespect of the United States of America.  With …

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Behind the Scenes of the New York Islanders

This post was written by contributor Kyle Sinett. Ever wonder what it’s like to work for the New York Islanders? I was honored to be a volunteer for the Islanders, and I’ll tell you what it’s like behind the scenes. Most recently, I helped out at the Centennial Tour for the NHL’s one-hundredth anniversary at …

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Islanders Defeat Flyers in Front of a Sold Out Nassau Coliseum

It was as if the team never left.  Just like so many matinees that proceeded it, Islanders fans crowded the Nassau Coliseum to tailgate and party before game time.  The Centennial Fan Arena was on site, providing entertainment for fans of all ages.  There was enough beer to fill the Long Island Sound, as well …

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More than an Arena, the Story of how I Became an Islanders Fan

My family is by no means a hockey family.  My father grew up in Israel.  He played soccer his entire childhood and didn't know what hockey was until he spent an extended amount of time here.  My mother was never into sports, even though my grandfather would always take her to Rangers games as a …

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Islanders Rookies Come Back and Defeat the Flyers 4-3 (OT)

Not only is the Islanders' rookie team promising, their perseverance seems to be second-to-none.  Wednesday night, the rookie squad took on the Philadelphia Flyers' prospects at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.  The Isles' seemed to be down and out, losing 3-1 with about five minutes to go in the third period.  Arnaud Durandeau (6th round …

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Recapping the Islanders’ Offseason and Preparing for 2017-2018

In hockey there are five "seasons,"; the preseason, regular season, playoffs, Stanley Cup final, and offseason.  Each has its own elements that fans around the hockey world get excited for.  As we transition back into the beginning of this cycle, it's important to recap what happened over the past few months. Immediately after the season …

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