Destination Hockey: Episode 24 with Mark Barbour and Alex Novet

On the latest episode of Destination Hockey, Mark Barbour joined the show to talk about a local Central Jersey Roller Hockey League that is in the works. This would help bring roller hockey back to New Jersey by providing venues, officiating, and everything else needed for a successful league. Islanders statistician for the Athletic, Alex …

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Looking Back to the Prelude to, and the John Tavares Era

The story of the New York Islanders is a long and complicated one.  It's the story of a team that has experienced both greatness and failure.  It has a great beginning; an expansion team in suburban Long Island enters the League, and within ten years rises to the top and wins the Stanley Cup four …

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What Can Isles Fans Cling Onto for the Upcoming Season?

Isles fans maybe aren't as eager for the season to start now that our franchise player John Tavares has left. The question is, is there anything to cling on to? Mat Barzal The obvious answer to that question is upcoming superstar and calder trophy winner, Mat Barzal.  He is now going to be leaned on …

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Potential Forward Lines for Opening Night

We are halfway through the offseason, and the Islanders have been viewed as having one of the least productive offseasons in the NHL. After losing John Tavares to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Islanders went out and boosted up their forward core by re-acquiring Matt Martin as well as signing Valtteri Filppula, Jan Kovar, Leo …

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Destination Hockey: Episode 23 with Noah Dobson and Stan Fischler

Noah Dobson joined the show to talk about his time as a member of the Islanders organization and this transition in his life. He brought up John Tavares, who texted him after the NHL Draft, and noted that it was very cool to get a text from the Islanders captain. Stan Fischer also called in …

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Destination Hockey: Episode 22 with Tammie Williams

As Islanders fans, it may be easy to simply laugh at the few dozen Belmont Park protesters and look towards a new arena. These protesters have a point, however, and they will be fighting. Belmont Park protester Tammie Williams joined the show to talk about her protests and why the Islanders should look elsewhere for …

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Islanders, Fans Asking “Now What?” After Tavares Departure

What happened today has never happened before in the National Hockey League.  A player of superstar caliber abandoned the team that drafted him in free agency to return to his hometown to play for his boyhood team.  The Islanders and their fans were on the receiving end of this embarrassing piece of news today as …

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