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Islanders Mathew Barzal, Ryan Pulock, Josh Ho-Sang Will Lead The Way

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To my beloved New York Islanders fans. It’s now mid-August and times are slow in Islander country. Besides a signing of Stephen Gionta and some arena rumblings, not much has happened. I’m here to tell you to get excited for this year because the New York Islanders are going to surprise you. I strongly believe […]

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New York Islanders Predicting 2018-19 Roster With Trades

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Hockey News tried to figure out what the New York Islanders lineup is going to look like three seasons out. That’s a far way out. What about just a season out? What does the Isles lineup look after this season? Just a season out the New York Islanders roster is going to look vastly different. […]

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New York Islanders Anders Lee Thinks John Tavares Will Stay

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New York Islanders forward Anders Lee isn’t too concerned with his teammate John Tavares’ contract situation. He’s confident it’ll be okay. The number one story of the offseason has been John Tavares and if he will re-sign with the New York Islanders. His linemate Anders Lee seems rather confident that he will be back with […]

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New York Islanders Josh Ho-Sang Over/Under 40 Points

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Josh Ho-Sang was dynamite when called up to the New York Islanders last year. What will his point production look like in 2017-2018? In a small sample size, 21 games, Josh Ho-Sang was electric. In the quarter of a season, he saw in the NHL with the New York Islanders he put up 10 points […]

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New York Islanders Anders Lee A Goal Scorer’s Profile

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New York Islanders forward Anders Lee had a breakout season last year, leading the team with 34 goals. Looking back at all 34 goals you see a player that is far from one-dimensional. On Thursday TSN analyst Travis Yost put out a story hailing the New York Rangers Kris Kreider as the king of tipped […]

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New York Islanders: How To Make Play For Jonathan Marchessault

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The New York Islanders don’t have depth at center. After John Tavares the drop off down the middle is steep. How can the Isles make a play for Vegas Golden Knights new boy Jonathan Marchessault? The New York Islanders largest need in terms of their roster is strength down the middle. They have John Tavares, […]

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New York Islanders’ Anders Lee’s Success Is No Surprise

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Despite coming into the year with only two full NHL seasons under his belt, Anders Lee was arguably the New York Islanders best player. In spite of being doubted at every level, Lee has succeeded at each stage of his hockey career. The New York Islanders took Lee with the 152nd overall selection in the […]

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New York Islanders Daily: Hockey News Predicts Future Lines

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What will the New York Islanders lineup look like two years from now? The Hockey News tried to take a look and predict it. I want to prefix this with saying it’s difficult to predict a lineup two months from now let alone two years, but I give The Hockey News credit for taking a […]

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New York Islanders Daily: Josh Ho-Sang Offseason (Video)

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Not a lot is going on in the NHL, at the current moment. So for today’s New York Islanders daily update, we are going to take a look at a funny video. If you’ve come to this site before, you know how we feel about Josh Ho-Sang. You should also by now, hopefully, know that […]

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New York Islanders Should Name Jaroslav Halak Starter

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The New York Islanders will enter the 2017-2018 season with a good problem to have. They have two all-star caliber goalies and will need to make a decision on who will be the number one goaltender. Luckily it’s almost time to put the three-goalie fiasco of last season behind us. This season the New York Islanders […]

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New York Islanders: Making Josh Bailey Tradeable

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New York Islanders John Tavares’ contract is up at the end of next season. The Islanders could have started negotiating with Tavares as of July 1, 2017, on a new deal. As we wait for him to sign we have to remember there are other players that have expiring deals, including Josh Bailey. New York […]

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New York Islanders Mailbag: John Tavares Contract, Enforcers and More

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We started a New York Islanders mailbag this week, which essentially means people will ask questions on social media and we’ll talk about it here. This is something I’ve wanted to try out here for a while, and now we finally have the opportunity to do so. It provides the perfect opportunity to get any questions […]

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New York Islanders Daily: Arena Talk On WFAN

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The New York Islanders and their arena drama was discussed this week on the Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts show on WFAN. AAAAAAANNNNNND GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY! If you’re not from New York you probably don’t get that reference (It’s a play on words in reference to how Mike and the Maddog opened up their show […]

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New York Islanders Analytics: Understanding Player Styles

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My fellow Eyes on Isles colleague Matt O’Leary wrote about the New York Islanders optimal lineup based on analytics. But let’s disect that further and look at the Isles player styles and what that means. Earlier today we ran a piece on Eyes on Isles about the New York Islanders optimal lineup based on the […]

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Islanders Extend Stephen Gionta Another Year

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The New York Islanders extended forward Stephen Gionta’s contract for one more year. Gionta played 26 games for the Isles last season, tallying six points. His contract stipulates $650,000 at the NHL level, or $250,000 in the AHL. The Islanders re-signed 33 year old depth forward Stephen Gionta on a two-way contract this week. Gionta […]

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New York Islanders: Analytics Based Optimal Line Combinations

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If you’re a fan of analytics you’ll like this generated New York Islanders line combinations from Sean Tierney based off of advanced stats. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the biggest analytics person, but I’m also not anti-analytics. I find it to be interesting and I was definitely intrigued by the Sean Tierney chart […]

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New York Islanders Daily: Division Foe Going For Three-peat

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The Metropolitan Division is a tough test for the New York Islanders. Especially when a team has three-peat aspirations in mind. It’s no secret the Metropolitan Divison is one tough division to play in. It will not be an easy road back to the playoffs for the New York Islanders in 2017-2018. What makes matters even […]

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New York Islanders: Will John Tavares Win A Stanley Cup By 30?

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Will the New York Islanders captain John Tavares win a Stanley Cup by his 30th birthday? Today, we look at the possibility of that happening. Today is Sidney Crosby’s 30th birthday. He has three Stanley Cups in his impressive career so far. Over that span, the New York Islanders have not had similar success. My […]

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New York Islanders: Breaking Down $12 million for John Tavares

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Thank you, Edmonton Oilers, thanks to your $100 million deal for Connor McDavid the New York Islanders John Tavares cap hit just went up North of $10 million. Why does a $12 million AAV make sense? CBSSports.com shared and commented on a “report”* regarding New York Islanders John Tavares potentially landing a $12 million AAV […]

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New York Islanders Should Pursue Will Butcher

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The New York Islanders have one of the deepest blue line prospects pools in all of the NHL. However, that should not stop them from going after unrestricted free agent Will Butcher. The Islanders should pursue Butcher. Like every other club in the NHL, the Isles will take a look at signing Will Butcher. Butcher […]

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