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New York Islanders: How Jan Kovar Can Be Successful on the Second Line

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The New York Islanders signed Jan Kovar, who will likely have a shot to be their second line center in 2018-2019. Here’s how he can have success. Yesterday, the New York Islanders went international and added Jan Kovar into the fold on a one-year $2 million deal. When I initially wrote about Kovar, I was under […]

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New York Islanders Daily: Overload of Fourth Liners

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With the Ross Johnston extension, the New York Islanders have an overabundance of fourth liners and most of them have one-way deals. Yesterday, Ross Johnston signed a four-year $4 million contract ($1 million AAV) with the New York Islanders. For the grand scheme of things, it’s not a lot of money, but it’s a one-way […]

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New York Islanders Ranking 2018 Free Agent Acquisitions

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The New York Islanders made four acquisitions as free agency began on July 1. How do they rank in terms of potential impact on the team? New York Islanders President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello has his work cut out for him this offseason. As of July 1he hah holes up and down the roster. And as […]

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New York Islanders Re-Sign Ross Johnston to Four-Year Deal

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Lou Lamoriello has been busy today. As part of a flurry of moves, the New York Islanders have re-signed Ross Johnston to a four-year deal. Old-school hockey. It is a term that many seem to cringe at, but the New York Islanders will be fully embracing beating the living daylights out of their opponents every […]

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New York Islanders Should Trade For Nick Bjugstad

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The New York Islanders have a problem at second line center now that Mathew Barzal is moving up to the top line, Nick Bjugstad can fit that role rather nicely. One of the holes left for Lou Lamoriello to fill is the second line center position now that Mathew Barzal will be moving up to […]

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New York Islanders: John Tavares Looked Out Of Place At Lee Wedding

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New York Islanders forward Anders Lee got married over the weekend, and John Tavares was in attendance. From the pictures, it looked rather awkward. Not even a full week after John Tavares made his decision to leave the New York Islanders, John Tavares was taking pictures and hanging out with his former teammates. He was […]

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New York Islanders Daily: Oliver Wahlstrom Has Impressive Comparables

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The New York Islanders 2018 first round selection, Oliver Wahlstrom, has some interesting player comparisons that give him a very high ceiling. Oliver Wahlstrom falling to the New York Islanders might just be the best blessing for this team. The 18-year-old Wahlstrom, who put up 48 goals last year, was surprisingly there for the taking […]

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New York Islanders: Is Jan Kovar Worth A Look?

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The New York Islanders now have a need for a second line center. Is Jan Kovar worth taking a look at to fill that role? If you read the title and said “who?” I don’t blame you at all. Jan Kovar is a KHL player who is now trying to take his talents to the […]

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New York Islanders: 2014-2015 Was The Year To Go For It

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With the John Tavares era over, the New York Islanders severely missed the boat to go for it. 2014-2015 was the perfect year to go all-in. John Tavares’ departure got me thinking about years past. The New York Islanders were overall pretty unsuccessful during the Tavares Era, and one year, in particular, stands out in which […]

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New York Islanders Will Play Old-School Hockey Next Season

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Lou Lamoriello is leading the New York Islanders into a new era, one that will be headlined by dominant and physical play from all members of the team. John Tavares’ departure has clearly left a gigantic hole down the middle for the New York Islanders. However, Lamoriello does not seem keen on signing or trading […]

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New York Islanders: Reuniting The Best Fourth Line In Hockey

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The New York Islanders brought back Matt Martin, so there’s a potential return of the best fourth line in hockey coming in 2018-2019. Just this week, Lou Lamoriello decided to trade for Matt Martin. He gave up Eamon McAdam, a low-end goalie prospect, in order to bring back the fan-favorite. One of the interesting things […]

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New York Islanders Figuring Out Brock Nelson’s Next Contract

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New York Islanders restricted free agent Brock Nelson has filed for arbitration. What could an arbitrator possibly think that Brock Nelson is worth? On July 5th, Brock Nelson filed for arbitration with the NHL. The RFA is out of a contract and the New York Islanders have yet to offer him a deal. So in […]

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New York Islanders Cannot Trade Future Core Now

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The New York Islanders by all accounts are very active in trade talks. It’s terrific that the Isles are trying to improve the team now. While the Isles should be aggressive they also need to be smart. Lou Lamoriello and the New York Islanders are moving on from John Tavares and rightfully so. Lou has […]

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New York Islanders Daily: Lamoriello’s Best Quote

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New York Islanders General Manager Lou Lamoriello spoke to the Sirius XM NHL yesterday and dropped my all-time favorite quote. The New York Islanders fanbase has been in a bit of a tailspin this past week for obvious reasons. We’re not even a full week removed from one of the darkest days in New York […]

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New York Islanders Lou Lamoriello Needed to Calm Fanbase

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New York Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello spoke on Sirius XM NHL Network Radio to essentially tell fans. Everything will be fine. After the loss of John Tavares in free agency, there’s no surprise that the New York Islanders are having to change their plans for 2018-19. But no one thought bringing in what seems to be […]

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New York Islanders Two-Year Retool Plan

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With John Tavares gone, the New York Islanders are going to need to change things up a little over the next couple of years. Here’s a two-year plan to help. The New York Islanders are presented with a new opportunity. You can either rebuild now that John Tavares is gone, or you can offer a […]

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New York Islanders Need to Sign or Trade Lee and Eberle

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Believe it or not, the New York Islanders have two of their signature players entering the last years of their deals this upcoming season and then they become unrestricted free agents. The Isles need to sign or trade Anders Lee and Jordan Eberle. This coming season the New York Islanders are going to need Anders […]

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New York Islanders Should Trade For Matt Duchene Again

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Once again, the New York Islanders need a center. With his team struggling to retain its star player it’s perhaps time to go after Ottawa Senators Matt Duchene. How long has it been since Matt Duchene and the New York Islanders were brought up in trade talks? At least since the beginning of the 2017-18 […]

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New York Islanders Daily: Andrew Ladd Optimistic For 2018-2019

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Despite losing their cornerstone player, Andrew Ladd is still optimistic about the New York Islanders 2018-2019 season with a new coach and new general manager. New York Islanders fans still have a sour taste in their mouth after John Tavares packed up his Maple Leaf pajamas and headed North of the border. It’s going to […]

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New York Islanders Podcast: Free Agent Ins And Outs

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The New York Islanders have been very active in the NHL free agency window. They’ve lost some quality and brought in question marks and reclamation projects. The loss of John Tavares to the New York Islanders continues to be felt by the organization. By choosing the Toronto Maple Leafs, the New York Islanders are now […]

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