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Blackhawks Soar Above Islanders In Barclays Opener

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: A view of the arena prior to the game between the New York Islanders and the Chicago Blackhawks at the Barclays Center on October 9, 2015 in Brooklyn borough of New York City. The game is the first for the Islanders in their new arena.  The Blackhawks defeated the Islanders 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Tonight’s Recap

Well, the day we waited all these months for finally arrived Friday night. The Blackhawks came to town to take on the Islanders at their new home in Brooklyn. Unfortunately, just like that October day in 1972, the Islanders came out on the wrong end of the score. Just like that game 15,707 days ago the Islanders fell 3-2.

Islanders Must Prove Themselves To Whole New Audience

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So, here we are, on the cusp of a new era in Islanders hockey. Things are different for sure. We have a new arena, new fanfare surrounding the team, new events surrounding the Islanders, and most of all a whole new audience for the team to reach.

For 43 years we knew what to expect. We’re not stupid. We know that when a team has the lowest payroll in the league, the chances of it going fa are slim. But, we also know when we have the right GM, the right prospects, and the right players for a long, successful run at the top.

Islanders-Blackhawks Pre-Game: Barclays Beckons

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Islanders Insights Top Shelf: No Sleep Till Brooklyn

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Islanders Insights Top Shelf: No Sleep Till Brooklyn

The first two nights of the 2015-2016 season have seen plenty of firsts. Both Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel made their NHL debuts, Zach Parise scored the first hat-trick of the season in a crazy game between the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche last night, the Tampa Bay Lightning won the first official 3 on 3 overtime game, and Toronto Maple Leafs’ coach Mike Babcock not only made his debut with a new club, but he successfully made the NHL’s first coaching challenge on a missed goaltender interference call.

RETRO VIDEO: Isles Trot Out Hardware, Fourth Stanley Cup Banner

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Billy Smith preps for the Isles' 1983 home opener against the Kings after celebrating a fourth Cup banner lift with all the awards won by the team.

After much debate, all the Islanders’ banners will be hanging at the Barclays Center Friday when the season opens against the Chicago Blackhawks. The ones that matter most are the four simply-designed white Stanley Cup Championship banners that cement the team in hockey and sports history.

This Time, It’s Different

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 When you’ve been a fan of a team for what amounts to a lifetime of ups and downs, there’s always a lot of optimism following a strong season. One playoff win away from advancing in the playoffs, a strong and emotional send off to your old arena, and of course – the continued development of your youth, and core. In years past, opening night – especially the Home Opener meant great and exciting things for me. I’d drive down Hempstead Turnpike, fighting traffic lights and rush-hour to sit in my season long seats in Section 309, or make my way up to the press box to cover the game. But that’s all behind me these days, as much as it’s still an exciting time. 

Hockey Through the Lens of Bruce Bennett

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When two of the greatest hockey players of all time write the foreword of a hockey book, don’t you think it’s worth reading?

Five Reasons The Islanders Can Improve on Last Season’s Success

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Islanders And Barclays Announce Festivities

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Islanders Insight Top Shelf – He’s a Mystery to Me: 10/8/15

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during a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 10, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.

Islanders Insight Staff Predictions for 2015-16 Season

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Islanders Insight staff predictions for 2015-16 Islanders, NHL season

Everyone has opinions, which are legion among Islanders

New York Islanders By The Numbers: Who Wore It Best 2

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: A player skates in warmups prior to the 2015 New York Islanders Blue & White Rookie Scrimmage & Skills Competition at the Barclays Center on July 8, 2015 in Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

New York Islanders Player Bio: J-F Berube

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Just when everyone thought that the goaltending depth chart was finally set after Kevin Poulin was placed on waivers, GM Garth Snow pulled a fast one and claimed J-F Berube off waivers from Los Angeles. Now the depth chart looks something like this: 1. Jaro Halak 2. Thomas Greiss 3. J-F Berube 4. Stephon Williams 5. Chris […]

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2015-16 NHL Eastern Conference Predictions

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Welcome to the NHL season everyone! Today, as I do every year the first day of the hockey season, I’ll make a few predictions and see where the teams in the Eastern Conference will finish 6 months from now. Not an easy task. I usually get 6-7 out of the 8 teams right and every five years I do get all eight, but this is just to give the fans a hint as to where their teams stand beginning today. I will use my yearly categories once again: The Core, Bubble teams, the Sophomores, Lottery teams and then I’ll give a brief analysis of each team. This is a little different from my “By The Numbers” as some teams have added a few players since training camp started and I do look at the overall organization: the players on the team now, the minor league system and the salary cap. So without further stalling here are my predictions:

The Core: (Alphabetical)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: The NHL 2015-16 Season Begins

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: A player skates in warmups prior to the 2015 New York Islanders Blue & White Rookie Scrimmage & Skills Competition at the Barclays Center on July 8, 2015 in Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Insights Staff Predictions For 2015-16

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Everyone has opinions, which are legion among Islanders fans especially this season when you factor in settling into the Barclays Center on top of big expectations.

We at Islanders Insight are no better.

To help kick off what promises to be a touchstone season for the Hockey Team Formerly From Nassau, here are some Isles-centric picks for 2015-16.

Islanders Announce 23-Man Roster

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UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 20: The New York Islanders line up during the national anthem prior to a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 20, 2014 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Islanders Claim Jean-Francois Berube Off Waivers

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MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 27:  Jean-Francois Berube of the Los Angeles Kings poses for a portrait during the 2009 NHL Entry Draft at the Bell Centre on June 27, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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