Back to the Arena Debate: The Islanders Need Belmont Park

After splitting the regular season and the postseason at Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum, one fact is evident for the Islanders. They need their own arena. Brett Yorkmak, the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum was once quoted by stating that the Islanders are a "rent-a-team" and that they "never embraced …

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Islanders Have to Deal With Adversity for First Time in Postseason

After winning four straight games to sweep the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Islanders find themselves in a situation they haven't been in so far these playoffs.  The Isles are in a 1-0 series deficit and are looking to tie it on home ice Sunday.  Sure, the playoffs are young, and the Islanders have been through adversity …

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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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Islanders Fall 4-3 to the Hurricanes in Heart-Breaking Loss

The New York Islanders fell to the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in their first loss at Nassau Coliseum of the season. Prior to the game, the Islanders loaned Joshua Ho-Sang to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and recalled Valtteri Filppula from the IR. The loss was once again stained by the Islanders lack of an effective power-play, which …

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Islanders Beat-Down Against the Maple Leafs a Taste of Things to Come

The New York Islanders just put the NHL on notice as they defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0 on "Hockey Night in Canada." In what was being called as one of the more anticipated games of the season, the Islanders faced off against former captain John Tavares for the first time since Tavares left the …

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