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SEASON PREVIEW: THE LAST STAND

Who’s ready for the hockey season? Ok, stupid question, but as we inch towards Opening night, I thought it was a good time to write my season...

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ISLANDERS GET BOYCHUK & LEDDY

How do you like that folks, we are less than a week away from the start of the season and the Islanders make two unbelievable trades. With the defe...

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SEASON OVER: A LEGACY ENDS

A season ends. An era ends. A legacy ends and to say this is the most emotional post I have ever written might be an understatement. This post cove...

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SEASON PREVIEW: THE FINAL SEASON ON L...

Who’s ready for another season of Islanders hockey? I know I am and you know what that means…a season preview post. I don’t need ...

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EXCLUSIVE: JIGGS MCDONALD

Throughout the New York Islanders history there have been many iconic moments and iconic broadcasters. With the new season fast approaching I had t...

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THE LEGACY OF DEREK JETER

The Yankees are a world class franchise and everyone knows their name. Whether in Europe, Asia, South America, or any other part of the world the n...

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ISLANDERS SOLD! HALLELUJAH!

How about that folks, the New York Islanders have been sold! You read that right…SOLD! What started out as a quiet normal Tuesday morning too...

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GETTING TO KNOW CORY CONACHER

After a lockout shortened season in which the Islanders had the Penguins on the brink of elimination in the playoffs, they regressed mightily. Afte...

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THE SALE?

News came out yesterday that Andrew Barroway had slapped Islanders owner Charles Wang with a $10 million dollar lawsuit for “backing out̶...

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PREVIEWING THE ISLANDERS SEASON WITH ...

With the NHL season fast approaching and teams still tinkering with their rosters to put a winning team together the Islanders decided to do most o...

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YANKEES GET HEADLEY FROM PADRES

With all of the speculation of where Chase Headley was heading, no one expected the Yankees would have enough to acquire him. Most of the rumors th...

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ZEEKER GETS 2, DE HAAN GETS 3 YEARS

Per Arthur Staple of Newsday, the Islanders have signed restricted free agents center Casey Cizikas and defensemen Calvin De Haan. Cizikas’s ...

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KULEMIN & GRABOVSKI CHOOSE THE ISLANDERS

With all the complaining fans do about the Islanders (all warranted) not making the big splash or spending money let me tell you they just hit a ho...

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ISLANDERS SIGN THREE

Free agency has started and the Islanders have made their first signing Goaltender Chad Johnson. The 28 year olds’ deal is a two year deal wo...

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ALL THINGS ISLANDERS WITH ARTHUR STAPLE

With the NHL season finished and the Kings having won the Stanley Cup, the off-season is in full swing. The draft is tomorrow night. GM’s are...

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TO TRADE OR NOT TO TRADE?

The NHL draft is coming up and rumors are flying. Some have merit, some have zero credibility and others are made up by fans and are pipe-dreams. W...

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FORMER PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY PLAYER TUR...

Have you ever wondered what it takes to keep the human body healthy or even what to do if you have had a significant injury? I recently sat down wi...

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ISLES GET BOYLE FROM SHARKS FOR 5TH R...

I sit reading a book on a nice quiet day and all of a sudden the Islanders give me something to write about. They trade a conditional fifth round p...

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HALAKELUJAH

Once again Bob McKenzie has the scoop on the Islanders. First it was that Wang was looking to sell and now he breaks the news that the Islanders an...

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Gudbranson vs Subban vs Phaneuf? Why ...

As we get closer to the Stanley Cup, the draft and free agency, rumors start to fly. They are usually interesting but for the most part never happe...

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