Otto Koivula: The Prospect Everyone is Talking About

Picture this. On the second day of the 2016 NHL draft, you get drafted by a team in the fourth round as a 17-year-old. During the 2016-17 season, you play top-six minutes in one of the top-tier leagues in the world, the SM-Liiga in Finland at the age of 18. Between your two seasons there, …

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Why Josh Ho-Sang is the Islanders “X-Factor”

On December 10th the New York Islanders called up prospect Joshua Ho-Sang from Bridgeport, and so far he has looked solid offensively and defensively in his first few games.  Ho-Sang has been through hell and back with the New York Islanders organization. He's been talked down upon by media, coaches and even upper management through …

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Sound Tigers Meet and Greet: Season 2, Episode 1 with Kieffer Bellows and Yanick Rathgeb

Welcome back to a new season of the Sound Tigers Meet and Greet series! Boy, do we have a good interview to start the year off! Top Islanders prospect Kieffer Bellows and defenseman Yanick Rathgeb sat down with members of the Sound Tigers Booster Club in a Q+A Style chat about hockey, life, and things …

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Joshua Ho-Sang Deserves a Shot in the Lineup

It was early Sunday morning when Islanders fans got an exciting announcement. It was just announced that Joshua Ho-Sang was on his way up from Bridgeport. Ho-Sang has had his fair share of ups and downs with the Islanders organization. Obviously, everyone remember him showing up late to his first day of camp after being …

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Barclays Center Could Emerge as Poisonous for Islanders

December 1st, 2018. December 1st, 2018 is a day that will live in the history of the New York Islanders forever.  The Islanders, who after 1,329 days away from home, returned to Long Island after spending the last two-plus seasons in Brooklyn. The Coliseum was packed. The arena was sold out, and with a capacity crowd, …

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Islanders Power-Play Is Struggling Once Again

The New York Islanders have some of the most offensively gifted players in the NHL, but still manage to have a power-play that lets down the team on a nightly basis. When the Islanders lost to the Washington Capitals 4-1 on Monday night, it was their missed opportunities that took center stage. The Islanders outplayed …

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Mathew Barzal’s Defensive Improvements Helping Islanders Win Games

Some may think Mathew Barzal was as happy as could be after he propelled the Islanders to a 4-3 OT win against the New Jersey Devils Friday evening. Others, like New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz, beg to differ. Trotz was asked if he was excited when Barzal was on the ice during overtime, …

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