New York Islanders Future Free Agency Frenzy

The New York Islanders have a big dilemma coming soon. The more time that passes, the more questions and concerns arise, as the Islanders still have eight UFAs heading into the dreaded day of Jul. 1. The group of eight players who do not have contracts headed into the 2019-2020 season are Anders Lee, Jordan Eberle, …

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A Look Back at Jaroslav Halak’s Tenure as an Islander

Former Islanders goaltender Jaroslav Halak returns to Long Island Tuesday for the first time since signing with the Boston Bruins. After his four-year contract expired this past summer, it wasn't expected for Halak to return to the Islanders. This is for many reasons, whether it was play or treatment by the organization. As the Islanders …

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It’s Now or Never for the New York Islanders

With thirteen games left for the exciting New York Islanders, the Metropolitan Division is still certainly up for grabs. At the same time, the playoffs are not guaranteed just yet. The Islanders are two points away from once again taking the Division lead from the Washington Capitals, but they are also a mere six points from being out …

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Why Casey Cizikas is the Heart and Soul of the Islanders

The New York Islanders fourth line has re-established itself as the “best fourth line in hockey” once again. There was a lot of excitement for the New York Islanders bringing back their once notorious fourth line, but no one expected them or more specifically twenty-eight year old Casey Cizikas to improve this much. Cizikas is …

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Will Time Heal The Wounds Left By John Tavares?

Thursday, Feb. 28 was arguably the most anticipated regular season game in NHL history. John Tavares, who was looked at as the savior of this once proud franchise, returned to Long Island after a very controversial decision to join the Toronto Maple Leafs this past offseason. On this night, fans took out their frustrations on …

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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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Why Andrew Ladd Deserves a Chance to Play on Mat Barzal’s Line

The New York Islanders suffered their first back to back losses this weekend, not including shootouts, since the middle of December. Andrew Ladd is once again healthy and looking to make an impact on the first place New York Islanders, a team that has lacked offensive production as of late. As Mat Barzal’s line continues to struggle, …

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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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