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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The Goaltending Debate: Thomas Greiss vs. Jaroslav Halak

For the first time in two years, the New York Islanders have only two goaltenders to worry about going into this season. Islanders General Manager Garth Snow assured of this when he made a "handshake deal" with the Vegas Golden Knights to select a struggling JF Berube in the expansion draft. So now it is …

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Our First Case Study: Would the Acquisition of Ilya Kovalchuk help the Islanders?

Ever since news broke that Ilya Kovalchuk was NHL bound, I seemed to be in the minority when it came to him signing with the Islanders.  The Russian forward expressed interest to return to the National Hockey League and play in either the New York Metro area or in Florida, immediately putting the Isles in …

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