Sound Tigers vs Hershey Bears Series Preview

For the first time since 2016, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers are headed to the Calder Cup Playoffs. It will be the third time that the club heads to the playoffs under Brent Thompson and the ninth time in 18 years. The Sound Tigers will open the playoffs in the first round against the Hershey Bears. …

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Both Greiss and Lehner Making Cases to Start Game 1

The Islanders are back in the playoffs for the first time since they bowed out in the second round to the Lightning in 2016.  A lot has changed since then.  The Islanders have a very different first line.  John Tavares, Frans Nielsen, and Kyle Okposo have moved on.  Their defense includes 4 first or second …

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Hockey World Disappointed at Islanders Fans After Tavares’ Return, But Is It Justified?

Last Thursday was an Islanders fan's dream.  Tavares came back to Long Island and he and his team were embarrassed in front of a capacity Coliseum crowd.  It was a great atmosphere from before puck drop.  Fans crowded the Leafs side of the ice and began taunting Tavares during warmups.  His first shift came 18 …

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A Battle of the Dynasties: Islanders vs. Patriots

Just a few weeks ago, the New England Patriots won their sixth Super Bowl in franchise history. Does that make them the greatest sports dynasty of all time? The early '10's Blackhawks, the '90's Bulls, '90's Yankees and of course the '80's Islanders would beg to differ. Let's compare the two dynasties of the Islanders …

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The Late Charles Wang Leaves Behind an Important Legacy in Isles’ History

The Islanders never had the largest fanbase.  Nevertheless, at least from what I've seen throughout the years I've supported this team, we tend to be a very passionate one.  Sometimes, that passion leads us to say things that may be overly drastic and uncalled for.  The late Charles Wang owned the Islanders during some of …

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The Wacky Summer of 2006: How Garth Snow became the General Manager of the New York Islanders

With all of this talk about Garth Snow recently, I have decided to share the story that many Islanders fans do not know about how he became the General Manager of the Club in one of the weirdest and wackiest offseasons in NHL history. Introduction: '05-06 Season The Islanders had a pretty strong roster for …

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A Year After He’s Hired, Should Weight be on the Hot Seat?

Last night, I was at the Isles vs. Devils game and I saw firsthand the defensive woes of our team.  Since opening night, the fact that this team is not as defensively responsible as it has been in previous years is not a secret.  The Islanders currently sit last in the league in goals allowed.  …

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