Islanders Pull a Fast One, Go off the Board and Get Their Guy

After what seemed like a millennium of picks, false hopes of trades, and speculation, the Islanders finally were on the clock for the 23rd pick of the 2019 NHL Entry Level Draft. With that pick, they selected Sweedish Foward Simon Holmstrom. Holmstrom, 18, scored 21 points in 22 games with his team HV71. The Swede …

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With Jeff Skinner Unavailable, Who Can The Islanders Target?

Jeff Skinner is unavailable. It's no secret that the Islanders need to improve their offense. The Isles were 22nd in the NHL in goal scoring during the regular season. The lack of a goal scorer hurt the Islanders on the power-play. At 14.5%, the Isles ranked 29th. Skinner seemed to be the perfect fit for …

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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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