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Islanders Veto Senators With The Youth Vote

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The New York Islanders, skating ten rookies in their lineup over the course of the last week, remained one of the hottest teams in hockey as they won their third straight game and fifth in their last six, defeating the Ottawa Senators 2-1 at the Canadian Tire Center.

New York Islanders 2, Ottawa Senators 1; NYI – Bailey (8), Cizikas (6); OTT – Michalek (17)

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Late Season Surge for Josh Bailey

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As the Islanders 2013-14 season coasts toward the finish line, Josh Bailey is enjoying a bit of a scoring frenzy down the stretch. He’s flying under the radar, but he’s right on target. And with very little attention or fanfare, he’s been doing his best to prove to his detractors there’s more to his game than he’s shown throughout much of the campaign.

Same lineup for Isles tonight in Ottawa : 7pm : Nilsson in goal

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Inside the Boardroom : Volume I

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Islanders Insight is introducing a periodic piece where we will step into the shoes of Islanders’ GM Garth Snow and share with everyone what we would try to do should we ever step “Inside the Boardroom.”

April 2014′s Faux GM: Shane Blackburn

Offseason Free Agent Targets

-Jonas Hiller (G) – 32 years old
-2013-14 Season – 48 GP, 29 W, 11 L, 7 OTL, .913 SV%, 2.41 GAA, 5 SO
-Career – 324 GP, 162 W, 108 L, 32 OTL, .917 SV%, 2.50 GAA, 21 SO
-Entering his 8th season as an NHL goalie and can be the difference-maker between the pipes that the Islanders have lacked for many years.

Islanders Declaw Panthers With Spirited Home Win

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UNIONDALE, NY–Bracket off all the facts, statistics, realities,  and critiques that preceded this seemingly innocuous sporting event between two young and struggling teams.

Rather, concentrate on the notion that last night a hockey game was played on Long Island.  One game. Two teams. Nothing at stake except pride and an opportunity to play a sport endeared by all present.

On April 1st, 2014 the New York Islanders played one of their most impressive home games this season, simply because they put forth a valiant and concerted effort during the last 40:00 of the evening.

Top Shelf: Islanders Daily 4/2/14

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The New York Islanders looked strong in their third-to-last home game this season, defeating the Florida Panthers by a score of 4-2.

The Islanders’ secondary scoring was the story of the game, as goals scored by Matt Martin, Mike Halmo, Josh Bailey, and Travis Hamonic propelled the Islanders to their fourth win in their last five games. Halmo, whose goal was the first of his NHL career, also brought a physical presence to the game, which fits right in to the style of that fourth line.

Florida Panthers 2, New York Islanders 4; FLA – Howden (4), Pirri (11); NYI – Hamonic (3), Bailey (7), Martin (8), Halmo (1)

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New York Islanders Vs Florida Panthers : Pre-Game Report

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Florida Panthers (27-41-8, 62 pts) AT New York Islanders (29-35-10, 68 pts)
Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

When : 7:00 PM ET, April 1, 2014

TV : MSG + (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)

Radio : 88.7 FM WRHU, 103.9 FM LINews Radio
The New York Islanders will play a game that has major (draft) implications, as two draft lottery bound teams square off tonight at 7 o’clock here in Long Island.

Isles vs Florida, 7pm, Same lineup – Nabokov in goal

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New York Islanders : Attractive Enough For Barroway?

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Courtesy : NY Islanders Twitter

Courtesy : NY Islanders Twitter


A potential sale of the New York Islanders has been the talk of the social media and hockey world since news broke over the weekend that Charles Wang was in talks to turn over majority control of the beleaguered franchise.

New Kids in Town: Islanders Rookies of 2014

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The Islanders iced a lot of rookies this season, partly to fill holes created by injuries and in some cases to further develop some of the bumper crop of prospects accumulated over the past several years. Some of the newcomers were just there for a look, and were moved back to the minors again, while others stuck around for much longer. Their respective contributions varied greatly; some will almost certainly be back with increased roles, while others will be back in the minors for more seasoning.


Here, then, in no particular order, is a look at the Islanders rookies who saw action with the big club in 2013-14, some of the numbers and a quick analysis of how they looked out there, plus their prospects for returning next season and beyond.


Top Shelf – Islanders Daily 4/1/14

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It is one of the worst days on the calendar today: April Fools’ Day. Pranks, jokes, the works. For most people it’s a day of frustration. For the others, it’s their day to shine and create that sense of annoyance among their peers.

All jokes aside, the Islanders are back at it tonight. The Isles will host the Florida Panthers tonight at the Coliseum to kick off the final month of regular season play. With just eight games remaining on the schedule, the young roster will look to continue to win and prove their worth to the Islanders management and coaching staff. If nothing else, the Isles can end this season on a high note and have some positive vibes heading into October.

The Deke Squad ver. 2.0: Isles Youth, Goaltending, & the NHL Post-Season

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 The Deke Squad

Welcome to the Deke Squad  ver. 2.0 – Issue #1

Rich Dias-Rodrigues and Chris Triantafilis take a quick pulse of NHL social media outlets to bring you a concise (and somewhat) precise account of hockey news and reports, speculations and aberrations.

Comments are highly encouraged.


This week’s topics:

Last Chance to Win a $500 Spending Spree towards New York Islanders Swag!

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To help celebrate the NHL Playoff push, FanSided and Eyes On Isles are teaming up with some of our partners to give a few lucky fans a once in a lifetime experience. Our friends at and have hooked us up with three unbelievable prizes to give away to three of our readers: Grand […]

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Do The Islanders Have Their Future Starting Goaltender?

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The New York Islanders have seen quite a few goaltenders in between the pipes over the past few seasons. While Rick DiPietro was “the man” on Long Island, his health issues created a goaltending carousel in the Islanders’ crease, although no “heir to the throne” was ever found despite the long-list of applicants.

And while the never-ending search went on, the Islanders began restocking on goaltending prospects. Of course, the hope was that one of them would find his way into the starting goaltending role, but to this very day, Long Island’s hockey team is still searching.

Islanders’ Prospects Victor Crus Rydberg and Kyle Burroughs sign amateur tryout contracts with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers

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Colin McDonald has been named the Masterton Memorial Trophy nominee for the Islanders.

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Top Shelf – Islanders Daily 3/31/14

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Tomorrow begins the final month of New York Islanders hockey for the 2013-14 season. It wasn’t the season most expected from Long Island’s hockey team, but it’s the season that all received. All the Islanders can do is make the most of the eight remaining games on the schedule.

Many have said the Islanders should “tank,” but with ten rookies inserted into the lineup, that’s not going to happen, nor should it. Every rookie on this hockey team will be fighting for a roster spot – far from guaranteed – for next season; however, most important is to eliminate the “losing culture” that has encumbered the Islanders for most of the past few seasons.

Sound Tigers Fall To Wolfpack 3-0. Poulin 14/17

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