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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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The Answer is 42

A central theme that has developed after the Islanders 29 games thus far: third period goals allowed. It’s not the only one mind you, but it ties in to others; blown leads, poor confidence, sustained pressure and momentum, defense. The… Continue Reading

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Isles in Talks to Extend Streit, Boyes, Visnovsky and Nabokov

You just never know what news might come out on any given day. Just last week, when Visnovsky returned from a wake in Slovakia, he had his family in tow. News had broken that he had rented a house on… Continue Reading

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Success in Montreal: A Tale of Three Teams

This is a post that I wanted to get out earlier today, but work had me running around like a chicken without a head. It never fails, Friday rolls around and customers tend to freak out about the thought of not having heat before a weekend – especially one where the weather outlook is not good. Did I mention they close within an hour of the days end?

In any case – the Islanders were victorious North of the Border in Montreal last night, but it was a tale of three teams. I’m almost certain that you read the title and said – “Eh? THREE teams Mike?”.

Yes, three. Continue Reading

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Two Games In: Some Quick Observations

The Islanders have completed their first two games of the season, suffering from a 2-0 loss to the Florida Panthers on Saturday and hanging on for a 2-1 win this afternoon against the Minnesota Wild. While it’s entirely too early… Continue Reading