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Islanders bringing back third-string goalie Kevin Poulin

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — The Islanders wrapped up their final restricted free agent Thursday when they signed goalie Kevin Poulin to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal is worth $650,000 in the NHL and...
  • 6 days ago
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Islanders Agree to Terms with Poulin

NHL.com The New York Islanders announced today that Kevin Poulin has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract. Poulin, 24, appeared in 28 games last season with the Islanders and posted an 11-16-1...
  • 7 days ago
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Kids learn hockey at Islanders minicamp

$Newsday Young fans gathered in Dix Hills on July 23, 2014 to get hockey tips from New York Islander Thomas Hickey. (Credit: Newsday / Jessica Rotkiewicz)
  • 7 days ago
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Pulock knows competition stiff on defense

NHL.com (bcompton@nhl.com) — No more junior hockey for Ryan Pulock. The offensive-minded defenseman is ready for his next challenge, which he hopes will be NHL competition as a member of the New York Islanders.Pulock finished...
  • 13 days ago
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For Islanders' Ryan Strome, nothing is a given

$Newsday Ryan Strome turned 21 on Friday, right in the middle of the Islanders' prospect camp. So age-wise, he certainly was not out of place among the draft picks younger than him or the college free...
  • 14 days ago
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Isles agree to deals with Casey Cizikas, Calvin de Haan

$Newsday Casey Cizikas agreed to a two-year, $2 million deal and Calvin de Haan to a three-year, $5.9 million deal on Tuesday, the last of the Isles’ restricted free agents to agree to terms.
  • 15 days ago
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Islanders Agree to Terms with de Haan

NHL.com The New York Islanders announced today that Calvin de Haan has agreed to terms on a three-year National Hockey League contract.de Haan, 23, scored 16 points (three goals, 13 assists) in 51 games...
  • 15 days ago
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Islanders Agree to Terms with Cizikas

NHL.com The New York Islanders announced today that Casey Cizikas has agreed to terms on a two-year National Hockey League contract.Cizikas, 23, scored 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 80 games this...
  • 15 days ago
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Isles waive Kirill Kabanov

$Newsday The Islanders on Tuesday placed Kirill Kabanov, their 2010 third-round pick, on unconditional waivers, meaning he’ll be released once he clears Wednesday.
  • 15 days ago
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Reinhart looks to make Islanders out of training camp

NHL.com (bcompton@nhl.com) — UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Griffin Reinhart was 19 years old when he arrived at training camp with the New York Islanders last September, but he made a strong case to stay with them rather than be sent...
  • 16 days ago
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Islanders prospects Michael Dal Colle and Joshua Ho-Sang shine in scrimmage

$Newsday Michael Dal Colle and Joshua Ho-Sang may not get many chances to garner attention in the Islanders' main training camp in September. The two first-round picks from the June 27 draft got their...
  • 20 days ago
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Islanders prospect watch: Breaking down defensemen

$Newsday Here’s a bit more on some of the defense prospects I wrote about in Tuesday’s paper:
  • 21 days ago
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Getting to Know: Michael Dal Colle, Kyle Burroughs

NHL.com Getting to know: Michael Dal Colle was drafted fifth-overall by the Islanders at the NHL Draft last month. Fans know the 6’3, 184-pound winger as a skilled playmaker on the ice, but what you may...
  • 21 days ago
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Ho-Sang not surprised Islanders picked him at draft

NHL.com (bcompton@nhl.com) — UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Joshua Ho-Sang met with several teams prior to the 2014 NHL Draft, but he was taken aback following his sit-down with the New York Islanders. That's why he wasn't too surprised...
  • 22 days ago
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Islanders have big pack of young defenseman looking for a shot

$Newsday The Islanders' two first-round picks from the NHL draft two weeks ago, Michael Dal Colle and Joshua Ho-Sang, stepped onto the Nassau Coliseum ice for the first time Tuesday for the team's...
  • 22 days ago
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Islanders Mini Camp: Day 1

NHL.com The Islanders mini camp opened on Tuesday, as draft picks, prospects and local invitees descended on Nassau Coliseum. The day started with 7 am headshots and physicals, followed by an off-ice...
  • 22 days ago
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Isles Announce Affiliation Agreement with ECHL Stockton Thunder

NHL.com The New York Islanders announced today that they have renewed their affiliation agreement with the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL for the 2014-15 season. Along with the American Hockey League’s...
  • 22 days ago
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Center of Attention

NHL.com For Mikhail Grabovski, the decision to sign with the Islanders was easy. He signed the same day as his friend and former teammate Nikolai Kulemin, he had personal ties to the organization via...
  • 23 days ago
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Q and A With Nikolai Kulemin

NHL.com The New York Islanders announced a big free agent signing Wednesday, inking physical winger Nikolai Kulemin to a four-year contract. The 27-year-old Russian spent his entire six-year NHL career...
  • 27 days ago
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Grabovski, Kulemin Bring Hustle & Skill

NHL.com The Islanders added some firepower Wednesday, signing skilled forwards Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin to a pair of four-year deals. The close friends played together for five seasons with...
  • 27 days ago
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Blog Articles

[Bits] Corsi Camp David, Easier Being Greene, Gunfight at the PK Corral, Jets Flight Delays

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — Improbably, Brooklyn and Nassau County were spared from the Sharknado that hit New York. Islanders links Dom tries to broker a peace accord between the stats world and the olde tyme hockey...
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Who will Play on Mikhail Grabovski’s Wing?

Eyes On Isles (Kenny Conrade) — When the Islanders inked both Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin to four year contracts on July 2nd, it was a given that they would play together. If you look at any stat you want, whether...
  • New: 5 hr 32 min ago

Stat Wars: It's all about gathering intelligence toward victory. Period.

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — Perhaps we can reframe this: "I would like more info that can help us win." Deal? Probably the last thing any hockey fan wants to read right now is yet another chapter in the manufactured "stat...
  • 18 hr 32 min ago
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Shahanan remodels Leafs; Marchand hates Plekanec; Subban homecoming? (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. RT @NYIslanders :...
  • 20 hr 21 min ago
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Zeitgeist: Sharks see Ice Girls as final piece of Stanley Cup puzzle

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — San Jose thinks it has found the missing ingredient to get back into the Western Conference's elite: Lots of girls with shovels. The San Jose Sharks finished their season on a sour note,...
  • 23 hr 47 min ago
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Malverne farmers market tries new hours

$Newsday The Thursday farmers market that takes place at Crossroads Farm at Grossman’s in Malverne is trying something new this week: later hours. Since it launched in May, the market has been open from 10...
  • 23 hr 48 min ago
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[Bits] Trottier joins Nolan; the 'other' Chad Johnson; Subban on Toronto; Leafs keep Gardiner; Frolik and Jets punt

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — Who wouldn't want to hear Trots, Nolan and Irbe talk hockey? "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in for a bad sequel..." Vaguely Islanders -Related News Bryan Trottier was...
  • 1 day 4 hr ago
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Ochocino in goal?

NYI Point Blank (Andrew Vazzano, SNY.tv) — I'm also the back up goalie for the NY Islanders…— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) July 30, 2014
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Open in Point Lookout: Salt Air Café

$Newsday Residents of the charming enclave of Point Lookout have a charming new eatery. Salt Air Café opened in May in a little cottage on Lido Boulevard, providing eat-in, takeout and catering.
  • 1 day 18 hr ago
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Let down by Landmark Diner in Roslyn

$Newsday Back in 2009, when the Landmark Diner in Roslyn moved a few yards east of its original location to spiffy new double-decker digs, the kitchen was under the aegis of chef Chris Palmer, whose...
  • 1 day 18 hr ago
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J. Michaels' Tuscan Steakhouse makeover

$Newsday J. Michaels Tuscan Steakhouse in Oyster Bay is closed and expected to reopen next month with a new emphasis on Italian cuisine.
  • 1 day 20 hr ago
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Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas in Garden City: First bites

$Newsday A midday visit to Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas, the Long Island offshoot of a Clifton, New Jersey, restaurant, turned out to be an experience filled with promise.
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Islanders News: Cizikas and Hickey, depth, goaltending, and commercials

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — You can't sell leaf-tables and no chairs. Chairs, you got a dinette set... No chairs, you got Avery. Islanders Opinings Casey Cizikas on the radio. [ WLIE ] Thomas Hickey on IslesTV [...
  • 2 days ago
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Doctor's Diagnosis: Lactose intolerance

$Newsday Virtually everyone either is directly affected by lactose intolerance or knows someone who is. This is because the majority of adults have some degree of lactose intolerance.
  • 2 days ago
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Ryan O'Reilly and RFA/Arbitration Threats: Or, anxiety averted by John Tavares

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — There is only one John Tavares. When the Colorado Avalanche and Ryan O'Reilly finally came to an agreement and avoided arbitration this month, I thought of the anxiety the New York Islanders ...
  • 2 days ago
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What We Learned: Breaking down Central Division, NHL Group of Death (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about...
  • 3 days ago
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[Monday Mini-Bits] DC and JT, Brassard's Bucks, Scouting the Scouts, Everybody's Going Home

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — Your princess is in another castle. Islanders link Islanders Insight talks to Oshawa play-by-play announcer Vishal Hussain about Michael Dal Colle and his connections to a former...
  • 3 days ago
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[Bits] WCAP Radio, Reim Time Marches On, Corsi All Stars, Hall of Famer Blake Comeau

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — That's a rat hat? Family-style links for a Sunday afternoon Dom ruminated on the relationship between agents and GMs and what happens when they go south. Garik hosted another ...
  • 3 days ago
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Ten Must Watch Islanders Games this Season

Eyes On Isles (Kenny Conrade) —   The inevitable is upon us, my fellow Islander fans. This, the 2014-15 season, is the last at Nassau Coliseum. We have seen this coming for years now, but it doesn’t feel like...
  • 4 days ago
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“Mystery and Adventure at Unnamed Beach in Cape Cod: An L.A. Jake ‘Guns’ Absuano Story” Part I

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Les Beaver) — The first installment in the series (not really) written by (the pre-gamers version of) Jack Capuano, the Second Most Winning Coach in the History of the NHL Professional Hockey Club New York...
  • 5 days ago
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