Can the Islanders Win the Metropolitan Division?

As unlikely as it seemed in September, the Islanders have succeeded and thrived this season. Even though many fans and analysts alike had predicted this team dead-last in the standings six months ago, the Islanders have proven everyone wrong. With four games left in the season, the Islanders have a 45-26-7 record, one of their …

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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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The Islanders Must 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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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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Is Robin Lehner the Best Free Agency Signing of the 2018 Off-Season?

The 2018 off-season was one of the more crazier summers in NHL history. John Tavares went north to Toronto, highly-touted Paul Stasny took his talents to Vegas, and James Van Reimsdyk returned home to Philadelphia. Despite this, there is a fair debate to be had that Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner has been more valuable than any of …

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A Chronicle of Three Arenas: Why the Islanders Will Break Up with Barclays Center

Home. A truly special thing, home is somewhere that one feels comfortable and at peace. But for the New York Islanders, that has been a complicated concept. When William Shea was tasked with bringing a franchise to Long Island, he founded the team that is known and loved across the area today. The supposed lifelong …

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The Islanders Continue to Prove People Wrong

After an up-and-down start to the season, the Islanders can move into first place in the Metropolitan Division with a win against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight. The Islanders have impressed thus far, tallying a 4-0 record against divisional opponents (this has not been done since 1982-83) and finishing a brutal road-heavy start to the season …

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