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Okposo Needs Shoulder Surgery, Mottau Signed

Well, when it rains it really pours – or so they say anyway. The Islanders announced some more unsettling news today regarding Kyle Okposo, and it’s not good. It seems Okposo will miss an unknown amount of time with a… Continue Reading

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Islanders Give Jed Ortmeyer Tryout!

The Islanders have added one more name into the mix of players coming into the remainder of training camp for a tryout – Jed Ortmeyer. Ortmeyer, a former New York Rangers forward joins fellow former Ranger P.A. Parenteau, so at… Continue Reading

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Islanders Invite Five Players For Tryouts

The Islanders have just announced that they have invited five players to the remainder of training camp on a try-out basis.

Dean McAmmond, Manny Legace, Anders Eriksson, Krys Kolanos and Joel Martin have all accepted invitations to Training Camp on Professional Tryouts (PTO’s).

I’m not really sure I understand why the Islanders would bring in another goaltender, but he is a veteran and can help….where as I said I am not sure. McAmmond I like for this team and I felt he could’ve contributed more here back when he was traded over from Ottawa. If I recall correctly he played pretty well for New Jersey last season.

I wonder if the timing of this is coincidental of Streit’s injury or if in fact these are the players who responded to the Islanders open call for veteran tryouts earlier this free agent period….
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Mark Streit Out Six Months

According to Katie Strang’s Twitter feed, all-star defenseman Mark Streit will be out approximately six months with a torn rotator cuff and torn labrum suffered as a result of a hit during yesterdays intrasquad scrimmage at Nassau Coliseum. This is… Continue Reading

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Post Scrimmage Notes and Quotes

So, I’m not sure if you know this – but hockey was back today at Nassau Coliseum. It wasn’t quite what the Orange vs Blue scrimmage was earlier this summer – I think the Islanders learned what worked and what… Continue Reading

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Panoramic Shot of Nassau Coliseum

Here’s a panoramic shot of the opening ceremony of today’s Islanders scrimmage at the Coliseum! Here is a much better panoramic – for those wondering I used Autostitch on the iPhone

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Islesblogger Now on Facebook!

This has been something I have wanted to do for quite some time but never really got around to doing – start a Facebook fan page! With the success of Twitter, I want to capitalize on the fans I may… Continue Reading