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Inside Doug Weight’s thinking to remake Islanders’ coaching staff

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — It was during that slog of a franchise-record nine-game road trip from late January into February when Doug Weight, the Islanders’ interim head coach, realized he needed help. Just over a month...
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Islanders mailbag: Players to protect, trade possibilities, coaching staff, more

Newsday Islanders beat reporter Arthur Staple answers questions from Twitter followers on Tuesday, with the first round of the NHL Draft a month away.
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Greatest Rookies of the Year in New York sports history

Newsday Aaron Judge will be judged in the end on his entire body of work for 2017, but the Yankees outfielder appears headed in the direction of the American League Rookie of the Year Award. If he wins...
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Coughlin over Parcells? Ranking best coaches in NY sports history

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — There are few managers or coaches in recent memory who have gotten the town talking the way Terry Collins has, and does, sometimes in good ways, often in bad ways, always in interesting ways....
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Why the future of USA hockey is so bright

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — American hockey is in good hands. Despite our young Yankees’ disappointing 2-0 loss to Finland in the quarterfinals of the World Championships on Thursday in Germany, signs of promise...
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Islanders coach Doug Weight tabs ex-teammate Luke Richardson as assistant

Newsday Luke Richardson and Doug Weight go back two decades to when they were teammates on the post-dynasty Oilers. But Weight's hiring of Richardson as the first of what could be several new hires to the...
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3 Islanders teams among 20 finalists in Greatest NHL Teams poll

Newsday Sports teams are like musical groups, in that whatever you admired as a teenager tends to stick for life.
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NHL mock draft 2017

Newsday Newsday's Arthur Staple predicts the first round scheduled for June 23
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NHL's 20 greatest teams filled with Stanley Cup dynasties

Newsday The 1970s Canadiens and 1980s Islanders and Oilers lead the list of the NHL's top 20 teams as voted by fans during league's 100th anniversary
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Islanders season review: Defensemen

Newsday The Islanders gave up 2.9 goals per game this season, eighth-most in the NHL. Not all of that falls on the defensemen, but this was not a banner year for the team's blue line corps.
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Islanders historic Stanley Cup week

Newsday May 16, 17, 21 and 24 are significant dates in the Islanders' history. The four days in an eight-day stretch mark the anniversary of each of their Stanley Cup victories. The Islanders won their...
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German-born Isles goalie apologizes for ‘liking’ post comparing Hillary to Hitler

NY Post (Joe Tacopino) — Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss has apologized after he reportedly caused an outrage in Germany when it was discovered that he “liked” an Instagram post comparing Hillary Clinton to...
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Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss apologizes for Instagram posts he liked during presidential campaign

Newsday Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss issued an apology for causing an uproar in his native Germany for several Instagram posts that he "liked" during the U.S. presidential campaign, one of which...
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Winter Classic 2018: Gary Bettman confirms Rangers-Sabres at Citi Field

Newsday NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Tuesday night that the Rangers will face the Sabres at Citi Field on New Year's Day 2018. Newsday first reported the Winter Classic matchup for the 2017-18...
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Islanders captain John Tavares had right hand surgery last month, sources say

Newsday John Tavares had surgery on his right hand last month but is expected to be fully ready for next season, according to sources.
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Barclays Center starts process toward possible opt-out of Islanders, sources say

Newsday The Barclays Center has taken the first preliminary step toward a potential opt-out of its 25-year deal with the Islanders, according to two sources.
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Ottawa hometown kid Jean-Gabriel Pageau feasts on Rangers

Newsday OTTAWA -- As a hometown kid, Jean-Gabriel Pageau feeds off the noise of the crowd here. Sometimes, he feeds off more than that. "I thought I ate too much before the game," he said. "I had two...
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Devils win top spot in NHL lottery

Newsday The Islanders did not win the NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday night, remaining in the No. 15 slot. But there was plenty of drama as the Devils moved up from fifth to first overall and the Avalanche,...
  • 24 days ago
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Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist takes the blame for stunning loss

Newsday OTTAWA -- In a locker room of shell-shocked teammates jamming gear into bags and quickly exiting for a bus to the flight home, Henrik Lundqvist took his time, and prepared to shoulder the blame...
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This is your chance to own a Stanley Cup Championship ring

NY Post (David K. Li) — Four Stanley Cup rings – owned by the Islanders team lawyer during their unprecedented run of glory – go under an auctioneer’s hammer Monday in Manhattan. The Championship bling, from...
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Blog Articles

New York Islanders Daily: Ryan Pulock Expansion Draft Strategy

Eyes On Isles (Matt O'Leary) — With the expansion draft looming the New York Islanders have to make a decision with Ryan Pulock. It should be an easy one. One of the hottest topics in the streets is expansion draft strategy...
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Islanders News: The air is so dewy-sweet you don't even have to like the stamps

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — Just crease, crumple, cram. You’ll do fine. Happy 1980 Stanley Cup Anniversary Day. We can never get enough remembrances and trivia about that glorious day. Islander Stuff Garik’s first...
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New York Islanders Predicting Adam Pelech Contract Extention

Eyes On Isles (Michel Anderson) — New York Islanders defenseman Adam Pelech’s contract is set to expire. Don’t look any further than what the team offered teammate Calvin de Haan three years ago. At the end of the...
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New York Islanders 2016-17 Player Grades: Adam Pelech

Eyes On Isles (Jacob Seus) — In only his second NHL season, the New York Islanders threw a lot of responsibility on young defender Adam Pelech during the season’s most important moments. The New York Islanders defense...
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New York Islanders Mathew Barzal Memorial Cup Update

Eyes On Isles (Michel Anderson) — The CHL’s Memorial Cup tournament is underway in Windsor and New York Islanders first round draft pick Mathew Barzal’s Seattle Thunderbirds are hanging on by a thread. After dominating...
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Isles Videocast Episode 1, Featuring Guest Alex Novet: Talking All Things Anthony Beauvillier - Tonight 5/23 at 8 PM EST

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (garik16) — Isles Videocast Episode 1, Featuring Guest Alex Novet: Talking All Things Anthony Beauvillier As I mentioned on Friday, Today will feature the first official preplanned live Isles Video-Cast of...
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New York Islanders Daily: Calvin de Haan Gets Backlash On Twitter

Eyes On Isles (Matt O'Leary) — New York Islanders defenseman Calvin de Haan faced some backlash on twitter for saying he had fun playing hockey for his home country. Personally, I love twitter. I think it’s one of if not...
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Islanders News: Barzal beard; Save of the Year

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — In which Sportsnet talking heads talk a lot about Mathew Barzal’s hair. Nashville will compete for the Stanley Cup ! Somewhere, Canada ’s Taranna’s attendance-watching columnists have a sad....
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New York Islanders Trade Value Power Rankings by Position

Eyes On Isles (Michel Anderson) — This offseason the New York Islanders are going to have to dip into the trade market to improve their squad. To get you need to give. What asset will give them the best bang for their buck? The...
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New York Islanders Forward Offseason Trade Targets

Eyes On Isles (Christopher Lizza) — For the last couple of years, the fan base of the New York Islanders has wanted the team to acquire a top offensive player. The front office seems to be on the same page as they almost acquired...
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Islanders Daily: Dennis Seidenberg Named Top Defenseman at Worlds

Eyes On Isles (Matt O'Leary) — New York Islanders defenseman Dennis Seidenberg was named the top defenseman at the 2017 IIHF World Championship tournament. Well if the New York Islanders didn’t reward Dennis Seidenberg...
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Islanders News: Silver Cal; Defense with Dennis; Blowouts all-around

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Steven E. Smith) — It is truly championship hockey season, folks! An eventful day of hockey yesterday. Team Sweden defeated Team Canada in the shootout to win gold at the World Championships and earlier in the...
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European Vacation: de Haan, Sorokin and Seidenberg awarded at 2017 IIHF Worlds

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — Hey, and Uwe Krupp was there, too! After a couple of weeks in Cologne, Germany and Paris, several Islanders are coming home with some medals and other accolades from the 2017 IIHF World...
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New York Islanders Top 10 Goal Celebrations of 2016-2017

Eyes On Isles (Matt O'Leary) — The New York Islanders scored 239 goals during the 2016-2017 season. Of those, I picked out the 10 best celebrations or reactions. The New York Islanders scored some pretty big goals this year,...
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Sunday Islanders News: Cry Out, I’m Trapped Under Islanders

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — or, alternately, just “The Thing That Should Not Be.” Hockey you can watch somewhere today: IIHF Worlds: Russia vs. Finland in the bronze medal game, 10 am, NBCSports.com . Canada vs....
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Islanders Offseason: The Case against Greg Cronin

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (David Shear) — If the Islanders want to make more changes to their coaching staff, they should look to the past and address the future. The times are a’ changing for the Islanders ' bench. Bob Corkum is out. ...
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New York Islanders Dynasty Teams Best in History

Eyes On Isles (Rebecca Attard) — As an 18-year-old New York Islanders fan, rooting for this team hasn’t been easy. At least nowhere near as easy as it was for the previous generation of Isles fans. Four consecutive Stanley cups,...
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Islanders News: Gospel according to Luke; Barzal begins Memorial Cup; de Haan vs Sorokin at Worlds

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — It’s a beautiful day to sit in front of the computer and watch hockey. Before tonight’s Game 5 between the Ducks and the now seriously depleted (more on that later) Predators , there are two...
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New York Islanders Turbulent History with NHL Expansion Draft

Eyes On Isles (Michel Anderson) — The Vegas Expansion Draft hype is ramping up the closer we get to June 21st. Going back through history the New York Islanders fared well in the expansion process. Since the New York Islanders...
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New York Islanders 2016-17 Player Grades: Johnny Boychuk

Eyes On Isles (Jennifer Lapka) — After a bit of a down year, 2016-17 was a bounce back season for New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk. Last season, I gave New York Islanders defenseman, Johnny Boychuk, a C+ for his...
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