Back to the Arena Debate: The Islanders Need Belmont Park

After splitting the regular season and the postseason at Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum, one fact is evident for the Islanders. They need their own arena. Brett Yorkmak, the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum was once quoted by stating that the Islanders are a "rent-a-team" and that they "never embraced …

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On or In? It Does Not Matter, Because the Islanders Are in the Playoffs

If you are a native Long Islander, then you use the word "on" to express where you are. For example, you are "On Long Island," not "In Long Island" *on* Long Island. https://t.co/NI978zdml7 — x - New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) April 7, 2019 For the first time in three years, however, Long Islanders can say …

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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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Don’t Worry, Josh Ho-Sang Will Be Back

Josh Ho-Sang was loaned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Tuesday. After the news was broke, Islanders fans on Twitter jumped into a panic trying to justify the reason on why Ho-Sang was sent down. The announcement came before the Islanders-Hurricanes game in which the Islanders fell 4-3, with zero power-play goals in three chances. …

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Islanders Fall 4-3 to the Hurricanes in Heart-Breaking Loss

The New York Islanders fell to the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in their first loss at Nassau Coliseum of the season. Prior to the game, the Islanders loaned Joshua Ho-Sang to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and recalled Valtteri Filppula from the IR. The loss was once again stained by the Islanders lack of an effective power-play, which …

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Islanders Beat-Down Against the Maple Leafs a Taste of Things to Come

The New York Islanders just put the NHL on notice as they defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0 on "Hockey Night in Canada." In what was being called as one of the more anticipated games of the season, the Islanders faced off against former captain John Tavares for the first time since Tavares left the …

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Barclays Center Could Emerge as Poisonous for Islanders

December 1st, 2018. December 1st, 2018 is a day that will live in the history of the New York Islanders forever.  The Islanders, who after 1,329 days away from home, returned to Long Island after spending the last two-plus seasons in Brooklyn. The Coliseum was packed. The arena was sold out, and with a capacity crowd, …

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The Extra Point Is Good: Islanders Defeat the Rangers 7-5

The Rangers haven't won against the Islanders in two years. Let that sink in. The Rangers haven't defeated the Islanders at the Barclays Center ever either. The Rangers have lost their last eight games against the Islanders, and 12 of their last 13. That all came into jeopardy when the Isles hosted the Rangers in …

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