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Why I picked the Rangers to win Stanley Cup

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — Quick reminder: At this time last year, I picked the Lightning over the Rangers in the East final, then the Blackhawks over the Lightning in the Cup final. Just sayin’....
  • New: 1 hr 39 min ago

Morning Skate Updates: 10/9/15

NHL.com Greiss Starts: Thomas Greiss will start in goal tonight for the Islanders. JF Berube, the Islanders waiver pickup, will back up Greiss Friday.Greiss on starting the season opener: It always nice...
  • New: 4 hr 39 min ago

Letter to Islanders Fans

NHL.com Dear Islanders Fans,Welcome to the inaugural season of the New York Islanders in Brooklyn!For those of you coming to tonight’s historic season opener, we are looking forward to seeing you at what...
  • New: 9 hr 14 min ago

Preview: Islanders vs. Blackhawks

NHL.com NEW YORK ISLANDERS (0-0-0) VS. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (0-1-0)7:30 P.M. BARCLAYS CENTER, MSG+, CHANNEL FINDER, BUY TICKETSFIVE THINGS:1. Will Halak Start? Jaroslav Halak nursed an injury during most of...
  • 17 hr 44 min ago

Islanders’ Barclays Center opener to begin without one key player

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — The Islanders will play their first regular-season home game in franchise history at a building other than the Nassau Coliseum on Friday night, when they welcome the defending Stanley Cup...
  • 18 hr 39 min ago

Islanders Light Up Empire State Building

NHL.com The Empire State Building is one of New York City’s most famous landmarks and you know you’ve made it when it shows you some love.On Thursday night, New York’s most-famous building will light up...
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Islanders Drop the Puck on Inaugural Season in Brooklyn on Friday, October 9

NHL.com BROOKLYN (October 7, 2015) – The countdown to Opening Night in Brooklyn for the New York Islanders is on. A full slate of events is scheduled to begin today and continue through Friday when they...
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Ranking all 30 NHL teams, with a big Patrick Kane asterisk

NY Post (Larry Brooks) — It’s kind of counterintuitive, isn’t it, to hear the preseason raves for 3-on-3 overtime that primarily focus on how quickly it ends? Anyway, it’s the latest gimmick for the NHL...
  • 2 days ago
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Islanders Announce 23-Man Roster

NHL.com The New York Islanders have announced their 23-man roster as they enter the 2015-16 season. The lineup includes three goalies, seven defensemen and 13 forwards.Goaltenders: Jean-Francois Berube,...
  • 3 days ago
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Islanders preview: The clock begins ticking on John Tavares’ prime

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — The face of the Islanders, captain John Tavares, has said this repeatedly throughout training camp — and he’s right. “We really haven’t accomplished a whole lot.” Tavares and the Islanders...
  • 3 days ago
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Islanders Claim Berube

NHL.com The New York Islanders have claimed goaltender Jean-Francois Berube off of waivers from the Los Angeles Kings.Berube, 24, led the American Hockey League with 37 wins last season and backstopped...
  • 3 days ago

Alexa Ray Joel to Sing Anthem at Islanders Opener

NHL.com BROOKLYN (Oct. 5, 2015) – Singer/songwriter and New Yorker Alexa Ray Joel will sing the National Anthem on Opening Night for the New York Islanders on Friday, Oct. 9, at the team’s inaugural game...
  • 4 days ago

Islanders Roster Taking Shape

NHL.com After officially wrapping up their preseason, Jack Capuano and company have seen what they needed to see from the Islanders at training camp.The Islanders cut their active roster down to 24, one...
  • 4 days ago
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Islanders Announce Radio Network

NHL.com BROOKLYN (October 5, 2015) – Barclays Center has launched the New York Islanders Radio Network that includes WNYE 91.5 FM, WRHU 88.7 FM, and WRCN 103.9 FM. The three stations will broadcast every...
  • 4 days ago

Capitals 6, Islanders 2

NHL.com The New York Islanders preseason is over. The Islanders ended the exhibition season 2-6-0 Sunday, following a 6-2 loss to the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center. Josh Bailey and Kyle Okposo...
  • 4 days ago

Preview: Islanders at Capitals

NHL.com Five days before opening night, the Islanders get one last dress rehearsal, as they take on the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on Sunday evening (5 p.m.). “Everyone just wants to keep...
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Jack Capuano opens up about son’s choice to serve in military

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — The voicemail is saved on Jack Capuano’s phone, there for him to listen to anytime he feels a ping of longing, a touch of homesickness. The Islanders coach can’t just...
  • 5 days ago
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Get over it, everyone: The Islanders are in Brooklyn now

NY Post (Larry Brooks) — This might be difficult for the natives to swallow, but the idea for the Islanders is not to try and recreate the atmosphere that existed at the Coliseum, it is...
  • 5 days ago

Curb the Sabres optimism: Better doesn’t mean good

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — Buffalo is a fine and noble town. Honest, hard-working people. Anchor Bar, Duff’s, probably some other interesting stuff that I haven’t really seen. (Actually, the architecture for such a small,...
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Coming to America

NHL.com For Russian hockey players, coming to America means a world of change. Imagine moving 5,000 miles away from home, not speaking the language and having to relearn your trade. Even the most familiar...
  • 7 days ago
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Blog Articles

NHL Season Preview 2015-16: Three more New York Islanders Questions

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — Angst about injuries, and coaching. Ten days ago we weighed a  few critical questions we expect the New York Islanders to face for most of the 2015-16 season. Now as they are set to...
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Escrow set at 16%; Burmistrov escapes discipline; Cleary refuses to report (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to...
  • New: 3 hr 27 min ago

Islanders focused on season ahead of opener in Brooklyn

NYI Point Blank (Christian Arnold) — That task will not come easy as they face the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks without their starting goaltender Jaroslav Halak. Thomas Greiss will start in net, with...
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IPB Podcast: New beginning

NYI Point Blank (Andrew Vazzano, SNY.tv) —
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak out for season opener (The Associated Press)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak will miss the team's first regular season game in Brooklyn on Friday night because of an undisclosed upper body injury. Halak left New York's preseason opener on...
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Islanders vs. Blackhawks Lineup: Jaroslav Halak to miss Barclays opener

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — As expected, the Isles start the season with two injuries altering the lineup. Jaroslav Halak will miss the New York Islanders first-ever regular season game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. ...
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Tired Road Teams (Rotoworld)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — Michael Finewax looks at how tired teams tend to play more often on the road.
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This is what the consolidated division and conference championship banners look like…

NYI Point Blank (Brian Erni) — The Barclays Center have hung two new, consolidated banners which list the Islanders division and conference champions (photo courtesy of the Chicago Sun-Times’ Mark Lazerus). Barclays...
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Cappy's Opening Night Pre-Gamer. Brooklyn, coffee, zombies and the magic of the internet

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Les Beaver) — After a long summah of rockin the Cape, Jack is back with his crew and some observations on life, coffee, techonology, and maybe hockey....probably not so much the hockey. And now, for the first...
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Thomas Greiss will start for the Isles in the Opener

NYI Point Blank (Brian Erni) — Thomas Greiss will start on Friday night in the Islanders regular season opener against the Chicago Blackhawks, the team has announced. Jaro Halak (upper body) will not play. Greiss, 29, recorded...
  • New: 6 hr 32 min ago

Plan B(arclays Center): the Islanders, their new home and how they got there

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — Out of options at home, they Islanders found a comfortable place to crash. The Islanders begin their first regular season in Barclays Center tonight and I don't think I'm being paranoid when...
  • New: 7 hr 44 min ago

This Time, It’s Different

Islesblogger (Michael Schuerlein) —  When you’ve been a fan of a team for what amounts to a lifetime of ups and downs, there’s always a lot of optimism following a strong season. One playoff win away from advancing...
  • New: 8 hr 50 min ago

Islanders Gameday News: Are you ready? Too bad. We're doing this anyway.

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — The end (of the off-season) is nigh. It seems like we've been waiting for this day for three years. Oh wait. We have. Opening night. Barclays Center. New York Islanders . The new era begins...
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NHL standings (Reuters)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — Oct 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the NHL on Thursday WESTERN CONFERENCECENTRAL DIVISION W L OTL GF GA PTS 1. Winnipeg 1 0 0 6 2 2 2. Dallas 1 0 0 3 0 2 3. St. Louis 1 0 0 3 1 2 4....
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Islanders keep Long Island feel in Brooklyn debut (The Associated Press)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — It's time to roll out the blue-and-orange carpet in Brooklyn. The home of Hannah Horvath and her hipster friends is set to sound the horn for the arrival of John Tavares and the New York...
  • 1 day ago

Islanders Point Blank Podcast: A New Beginning

NYI Point Blank (Andrew Vazzano, SNY.tv) — Brian Compton and Christian Arnold discuss what to expect on Opening Night at the Barclays Center. Plus, the guys chat with Newsday beat writer Arthur Staple (10:30) about Jaroslav Halak’s...
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McDavid and Eichel eras begin; Subban goes Jays crazy; On Blackhawks fandom (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to...
  • 1 day 3 hr ago

Blackhawks-Islanders Preview (The Associated Press)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — Nassau Coliseum's crumbling facade provided a remainder to the faithful fans on Long Island that it probably was time for the New York Islanders to find new digs as they stepped into the outdated...
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Hockey Abstract 2015 Update: Vollman Re-Ups Industry-Leading Stats-Based Look at NHL

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Michael Willhoft) — But wait! There’s more (hyphens, probably)! Rob Vollman's  Hockey Abstract 2015 Update offers, for my money, one of the best looks at the NHL from an advanced stats perspective you can...
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Isles announce Opening Night festivities

NYI Point Blank (Brian Erni) — The Islanders and Barclays Center have announced Opening Night festivities for Friday’s game against the Blackhawks. Fans are encouraged to arrive at their seats by 7:15 p.m.. The ceremonies...
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