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Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 2/27/15

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UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 27:  The New York Islanders skate against the New York Rangers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 27, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

With the New York Rangers’ win over the Arizona Coyotes last night, the New York Islanders, for at least one night, find themselves in second place in the Metropolitan Division.

New York Islanders-Calgary Flames Game Preview

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With the cross-town rival New York Rangers winning on Thursday night and now sharing first place in the division, the Isles need to roll up their sleeves.

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Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 43

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Boston Bruins v New York Islanders

No Islanders hockey on a Thursday night. That’s different. Instead fans will have to find another way to fuel an Islanders craving.

I’m not saying this will help. But I’ll do the best I can.

As our countdown to the final regular season game at the Nassau Coliseum reaches 43 days it’s only fair that we use this number to correlate with the amount of seasons the old barn has been open: 43.

Some Islanders Traditions Will Never Go Away

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UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 16:  Josh Bailey #12 of the New York Islanders celebrates a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 16, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Since the inception of the New York Islanders in 1972, they have provided a level of access and availability that most professional teams do not offer.

There was a reason they had their victory parades in the early 1980’s on Hempstead Turnpike, as opposed to other more prestigious locations. That was simply because they not only wanted, but needed to share the experience with their fan base.

Blog: Islanders Penalty Kill Improves; Thoughts On Jagr

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When I was looking at the trade deadline yesterday and what Islanders players could be available to add to a third round pick, I looked at what the Isles might need and who might be available. The only issue I looked at was the penalty killing unit. Now when I think of the Isles PK, I think of three players: Frans Nielsen, Nikolay Kulemin, and Michael Grabner. Nielsen and Kulemin have been playing for most of the season as the team’s percentage on the penalty kill for the year is 74.6. So I looked at the percentages when Grabner played, which is currently at 23 games and the percentage doesn’t change much as it currently sits at 74.3. To me, Grabner did not have a positive affect on the penalty kill? Would he be available? Then I noticed a recent streak that had me curious.

Islanders Should Consider Splitting Playing Time In Goal

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Chad Johnson‘s last four starts in the Islanders’ goal have been a welcome site for Garth Snow, Jack Capuano and Islanders’ fans. The goaltender, who has often caught the ire of critics after strings of poor performances this season, has clearly turned a corner and is performing like the goalie Snow envisioned when he signed him to a two year deal worth 2.6 million dollars to be the Isles’ backup goaltender this off season.

New York Islanders Fans, No Need To Panic Yet

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Despite only leading the dreaded New York Rangers by two points in the Metropolitan, Islanders fans shouldn't think about hitting that panic button yet.

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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2|26|15

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UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 15: Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders skates with the puck as Marek Zidlicky #2 of the New Jersey Devils defends during a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 15, 2014 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Three trades were made around the NHL over the course of yesterday, none of them involving the New York Islanders. As the trade deadline looms, Islanders fans should expect more of the same silence.

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 44

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It’s only fitting that we hit the double fours on our countdown after the Islanders put up a four-spot in the third period in last night’s win over the Phoenix Coyotes. Wait a sec….they’re the what Coyotes, now?

Forty four days until the final regular season game at the Nassau Coliseum as we look at one of the newest Islanders defensemen fighting to stay on a team with plenty of competition to go around.

New Islanders Alternate Logo?

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Toronto Raptors v Brooklyn Nets

On February 25th, SB Nation’s “Nets Daily,” a website dedicated to coverage of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, tweeted out the following:

New York Islanders Have Made Lucrative Offer To Johnny Boychuk (Report)

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Only a day after locking up one of their top defenseman in Nick Leddy, the Isles have now reportedly offered a big deal to Johnny Boychuk.

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Islanders Look To Balance The Books On Boychuk

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UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 27: (l-r) Nick Leddy #2, Jaroslav Halak #41 and Johnny Boychuk #55 of the New York Islanders defend against Chris Kreider #20 and Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers during the second period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 27, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The New York Islanders and their general manager Garth Snow made a huge catch yesterday in the sometimes overwhelming pond that is home to NHL defenseman.

Blog: Islanders Options At The Trade Deadline

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With the trade deadline coming up in the beginning of March, many New York Islanders fans are hoping Islanders General Manager Garth Snow pulls the trigger on a move that could help with the special teams or possibly another backup for Jaroslav Halak. So before I talk about as to who is available and what it would take to get them, let’s take a look at what the Islanders have to offer.

First the draft picks. Assuming the Islanders do not trade Johnny Boychuk, the Islanders have two third round picks. They traded their 2014 third round pick to Florida for their 2015 third rounder. If the Islanders do trade Boychuk, then they give one of their two third rounder’s to Boston. The Islanders also have a fourth rounder that may have some value. But a lack of a first and second rounder means that if the Islanders are to make a deal, some players may be moved to a team looking to unload a future unrestricted free agent.

NHL’s Loser Point Effecting Islanders In The Standings

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St Louis Blues v New York Islanders

When you look at the standings, you see the Islanders are on top of the Metro Division, followed somewhat closely by the Penguins, Rangers and Capitals. But, look a little closer and you’ll see another column next to wins and losses. That’s the ROW or Regulation/Overtime Win column. You see, in the delusional world of the NHL, if you wind up winning in the shootout, well that’s not as impressive as winning in 60 or 65 minutes. So, the NHL will give you the two points for a win, but it comes with a little asterisk. Sure, you get a W, but it’s not a TRUE W because it’s not in regulation.

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2|25|15

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Phoenix Coyotes v New York Islanders

The Islanders exploded in the third period of last night’s game against the Coyotes, scoring four goals in approximately six minutes, which led the way to the team’s 40th win of the season. The Isles remain at the top of the Metropolitan Division, currently two points ahead of the second place New York Rangers.

Islanders Dominant Third Sends Coyotes Home Howling

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Arizona Coyotes v New York Islanders

TONIGHT’S RECAP

The New York Islanders (39-20-2) faced off against the Arizona Coyotes (20-33-7) tonight for the second and final time this season. This time at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 45

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New York Islanders v New Jersey Devils

As I write this, the Islanders haven’t played their Tuesday night tilt against the Coyotes. Yet, it already is a good day for most orange and blue faithful. Looks like fans will have to “put up” with Nick Leddy for seven years. Oh darn (this is complete and utter sarcasm). This is one heck of a signing for the Islanders a week before the trade deadline.

Our countdown to the final regular season game at the Nassau Coliseum has hit 45 days as we look back at yet another scrappy kind of Islander. Seems the 40’s have been chock-full-of enforcers for this team.

New York Islanders, Nick Leddy Agree To Seven-Year Extension

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One of the key components to the Islanders success this season will now be a staple with the franchise for many years to come.

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Islanders Look to Domesticate Coyotes

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GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 12:  Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders faces off against Mike Ribeiro #63 of the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on December 12, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Islanders 6-3.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Arizona Coyotes at New York Islanders: Pregame Report

When: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
TV: MSG (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)
Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM

Nick Leddy and Isles Agree to 7-years at 5.5MM (AAV)

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In what only can be described as an outright coup for Garth Snow, Nick Leddy and the New York Islanders agree to a 7-year deal worth 5.5MM AAV (average annual value), securing one of the finest defensive signings this team has exercised in recent memory and one of the best young talents in the game.

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