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Media and Former Player Reaction to Tavares’s Departure: Part Three (Finale)

This is it, this is the end, I promise. I really, really didn’t want to have to create a part three here, but this is a huge topic around here and its summer time – so there’s not a whole… Continue Reading

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Media and Former Player Reaction to Tavares’s Departure: Part One

There’s absolutely no sugarcoating the main point now that everyone has had a few days to digest and in some cases – mourn the loss of John Tavares. It’s an extremely difficult time for the New York Islanders and their… Continue Reading

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Doom, Gloom, And Scant Optimism From Media as JT Decision Looms

As we near zero hour for John Tavares making his decision, fans across the internet hang on every single report and Tweet that has anything to do with what the Islanders perhaps soon-to-be former Captain will do. Will he stay?… Continue Reading

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The Stage is Set for a John Tavares Decision

If you would have told me, 9 years after John Tavares’s first overall selection by the New York Islanders in Montreal – that I would have similar feelings of anxiety and nervousness I would tell you you’re crazy. But, here… Continue Reading

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Islanders Sign Defenseman Mark Eaton!

Well, Garth Snow has finally jumped into the free agent pool, signing 33-year-old Mark Eaton, formerly of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Eaton is 6-2, 205 pounds and gives some more size to the back end to the Isles. The deal is… Continue Reading

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Islanders Tender Qualifying Offers to Five

Today the New York Islanders have extended qualifying offers to five restricted free agents: Matt Moulson, Rob Schremp, Dustin Kohn, Dylan Reese, and Nathan Lawson. If you are noticing some players missing off of that list, you’re not mistaken –… Continue Reading

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Martin Biron Signed to One Year Deal

Breaking news folks, the Islanders have signed free agent goaltender Martin Biron to a one year contract worth $1.4 million dollars. This is all according to the New York Post. There was speculation that on-the-mend all star netminder Rick DiPietro… Continue Reading

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Islesblogger to Guest Co-Host HNLI Saturday!

This is just a big night for me all around. As if the recent news of being asked to contribute to Lighthouse Hockey isn’t enough news for one night – Alex and Steve over on Hockey Night in Long Island… Continue Reading

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5 Things Gordon Needs to Change

I am a regular reader of Greg Wyshynski’s blog – Puck Daddy and Greg has been polling various bloggers and media types on 5 things they would change in the NHL. Feeling inspired, I wanted to list 5 things that… Continue Reading

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One Year of Islesblogger!

It was exactly one year ago today, when I decided to try my luck here in the blogosphere and re-submit my application to the Islanders Blog Box. Time certainly does fly when you are having fun! During the past year… Continue Reading

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Scott Gordon Named Isles Head Coach!

This just in, the Islanders have named AHL Coach of the year Scott Gordon as head coach! Per Greg Logan of Newsday: It took more than four weeks, but Islanders general manager Garth Snow finally identified the coach he hopes… Continue Reading