Anders Lee Named 15th Captain in Islanders History

Hours prior to the season opener against the Carolina Hurricanes, head coach Barry Trotz had some special news for Anders Lee. In the middle of a team meeting, Trotz told Lee, and the rest of the team, that he would serve as the 15th captain in franchise history. The team's previous captain, who shall remain …

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The Islanders Must Make a Decision on Eberle and Lee Before the Trade Deadline to Avoid Another July 1st Nightmare

It's no secret to Islanders fans that what happened to the team this past July 1st when franchise player John Tavares walked away for nothing to fulfill a "childhood dream" can never happen again. It's also no secret to Islanders fans that Anders Lee and Jordan Eberle will both be UFAs this summer. The difference …

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Expectations for the 2018-2019 New York Islanders

Once again, things have changed for the New York Islanders. New coach, new management, new players, a bizarre arena situation, and no captain. With all these changes comes doubt, but also some optimism. Do fans have high expectations for this team? To answer this question, here is what you, the fans, should expect this season. …

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Three Players Who Could Have a Breakout Season

With 'Pajama Boy' leaving the Islanders for his hometown Maple Leafs, the Isles will need other guys to step up in a big way. Let's take a look at a few players who I feel have the potential to have a breakout season: Brock Nelson Islanders fans have been getting frustrated with Brock Nelson for …

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Looking Back to the Prelude to, and the John Tavares Era

The story of the New York Islanders is a long and complicated one.  It's the story of a team that has experienced both greatness and failure.  It has a great beginning; an expansion team in suburban Long Island enters the League, and within ten years rises to the top and wins the Stanley Cup four …

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What Can Isles Fans Cling Onto for the Upcoming Season?

Isles fans maybe aren't as eager for the season to start now that our franchise player John Tavares has left. The question is, is there anything to cling on to? Mat Barzal The obvious answer to that question is upcoming superstar and calder trophy winner, Mat Barzal.  He is now going to be leaned on …

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