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Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 75

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Brett Lindros

After watching last night’s skill competition, it seems that, if given the proper amount of time, Jaroslav Halak can indeed handle the puck. Or at least shoot it.

Then again, maybe he tampered with the pucks. Hey, can I get a PSI reading on the pucks Halak used?

New York Islanders’ All-Time Draft Team: The Forwards

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UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 17: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders  in action against the Tampa Bay Lightning during their game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 17, 2013 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The final, deepest and most fun position to determine was the forwards here they are.

Bettman Gives State Of Game Address

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09:  National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks with the media at a press conference announcing the start of the NHL season at the Westin Times Square on January 9, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman yesterday delivered his annual state of the game address to the media in Columbus, Ohio as part of the league’s all-star weekend.

Below are the key points he focused on, including what a potential salary cap could be for 2015-16, which will affect the way the Islanders do business this summer.


The return of the tournament was announced officially for 2016 with some interesting wrinkles.

Islanders Prospects Find No Success This Saturday

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Mar. 1, 2013; Hockey vs. Bowling Green, Robbie Russo (5).

It had to happen sooner or later because given the number of New York Islanders prospects and the many games that make up a season that a night would come along that would make one go “ewwww”. There is, however a silver lining in all of this and that is that it took more than half a season for the Islander prospects to have one of these bad nights.

Looking Ahead: The Race in the Metropolitan Divison

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As I sit here on January 24th watching Islanders Captain John Tavares and stud goaltender Jaroslav Halak at the NHL’s All Star Weekend, something feels different. I sit here watching the best of the best in the NHL and yes it’s entertaining but as an Islander fan for the first time in a long time […]

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New York Islanders’ All-Time Draft Team: The Defense

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Yesterday we released the New York Islanders All-Time Draft Team goaltenders, today we move to the defensemen.

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 76

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Claude Lapointe #13


For the first time in four months I can honestly say that you are lucky if you are not on Long Island right now. With no Islanders hockey and this snow/slush mixture making traffic…and humans even more unbearable, it truly is my own personal slice of purgatory.

Deke Squad All-Star Edition: Offense, D, Special Teams & Coaching

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The Deke Squad

There are four separate but equal writers on this collaboration. Each brings you their slant on New York Islanders hockey. Here, Rich, Chris, Eric, and Jon give you their story.

Welcome to the Deke Squad! – ALL-STAR EDITION

Topics up for discussion: Midseason Report Cards

Today, the boys on Deke Squad break down the New York Islanders’ performance as the season takes a break to celebrate its All-Stars.

Islanders Find Their Missing Piece(s)

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Dal Colle Continues To Shine

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Michael Dal Colle (Aaron Bell/OHL images)

Friday night was a “good news”, “not so good news” kind of evening for the New York Islander prospects. The “good news” is that the two prospects who have been having excellent seasons, Michael Dal Colle (2014 first rd.) of the Oshawa Generals and Stephon Williams (2013 fourth rd.) kept up their high level of play. The “not so good news” starts with an almost automatic suspension heading the way of Kyle Burroughs (2013 seventh rd.) and the low-level of production from some of the prospects.

Blog: Analysis Of The First Half New York Islanders

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Guest contributor Thomas Vitkowski shares his thoughts of the Islanders half way into the season.

If at the beginning of the season someone told you the Islanders would have 63 points and a Metro division lead at the All Star Break, I think all of us would have taken that immediately. What’s even more impressive is HOW the Islanders got there.

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 1/23/15

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The New York Islanders sit in first-place in the Metropolitan Division at the All-Star break, the first time the Islanders have been atop their division this late in the season since 1990. Let’s think about how long ago this actually was together.

Bruce Bennett: All-Star In His Own Right

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You won’t find his name in the National Hockey League record book, but if you walk around Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum or any other NHL venue most people would be aware of the prominent photographer, Bruce Bennett of Old Bethpage, Long Island.

Starting out, this maestro of the camera was happy to receive a press pass and be able to get into games for free, but after shooting 5,086 Hockey games, Mr. Bennett has become one of the best photographers in all of sports.

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 77

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Islanders V Canadiens


Friday. Thank goodness.

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 1|23|15

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UNIONDALE, NY – JANUARY 19: Zac Rinaldo #36 of the Philadelphia Flyers looks at Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Is

Poll: Favorite New York Islanders Victory of 2014-15

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Well folks, the NHL’s All-Star break is upon us and that means one thing and one thing only: there’s nothing new to talk about. So what will we, the faithful followers of the New York Islanders to do in this situation? Simple. Talk about stuff that already happened! Exhilarating. This has been a half-season of […]

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What to Expect

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As you go on twitter and other social media websites, you could see what everyone opinions of the Islanders season so far is.

As the All-Star break is in progress, the Islanders are in first place in the Metropolitan Conference by 3 points.  There are many things that I think that the Islanders did right during the season so far, and what they can improve on in the second half.

What I think the Islanders as a team did right so far are as follows:

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 78

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Florida Panthers v New York Islanders


It’s difficult to meet such high expectations when you’re attaining incredible success in your infancy. For me, I was speaking Spanish by the age of four. Nineteen years later, and I’m lucky if I can pronounce a Taco Bell menu correctly.

New York Islanders’ All-Time Draft Picks Team: The Goalies

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The Islanders have had their share of all-time great players throughout their time at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and here at Islanders Insight we are going to look at the best of the best draft picks in New York history. We will start with the goalies, followed by the defense and we will finish with the forwards. To avoid any controversy the players will be listed in alphabetical order and we ask you, the readers, to leave your comments below on who ranks where in our All-Islanders draft pick team.

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 1|22|15

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It’s off to Columbus for the National Hockey League’s 48 All-Stars, as the five-day NHL All-Star break has begun. For the New York Islanders, these five days should be used as a time to reflect, and recharge the batteries for the final stretch of the 2014-15 season.

The selections of John Tavares and Jaroslav Halak to the All-Star Game should be taken as a notion of respect that has escaped the Islanders’ grasp for nearly a decade. At the same time, they’re obviously not the only indicator to why this hockey team has played as well as it has through the season’s first 46 games.

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