1. Should the New York Islanders "Wing" It with John Tavares?

    Recently on TSN, and in an interview with Chris Botta of Islanders Point Blank, Craig Button, a former NHL executive and current analyst on the network, suggested that the Islanders should pick Ryan Strome in the upcoming draft...

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  2. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Daniel Friedman's Conference Final Predictions

    Eastern Conference: (3) Boston Bruins vs. (5) Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction: Bruins win series in six games. It's not easy choosing between two teams I really felt wouldn't make it to the conference finals, but I have to go with Boston...

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  3. New York Islanders' Michael Grabner Inks 5-Year Extension

    This morning, the New York Islanders announced that Michael Grabner has been re-signed to a five-year deal worth a total of $15 million...

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  4. A Tremendous Opportunity: New York Islanders, Nassau Announce Plan for New Arena

    Well Islander fans, here we go. At this morning's press conference, County Executive Ed Mangano, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray and Charles Wang announced a plan to build a "world-class" sports arena and minor league ballpark...

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  5. New York Islanders: Matt Moulson, Goal Scoring Anonymous

    As a waiver wire pickup, he's scored more goals in the last two seasons than Henrik Zetterberg, Patrick Kane and Vincent Lecavalier. He has never been selected to skate in the All-Star Game, the Olympics or the World Championships...

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  6. New York Islanders: On the Clock, Part V—Dougie Hamilton

    In the fifth and final installment of Isles On the Clock, we take a look at Dougie Hamilton of the Niagara IceDogs (OHL)...

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  7. New York Islanders: On the Clock, Part IV — Sean Couturier

    In the latest installment of Isles On the Clock, we take a look at Sean Couturier of the Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)...

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  8. New York Islanders: On the Clock, Part III—Ryan Murphy

    In the latest installment of Isles On the Clock, we take a look at Ryan Murphy of the Kitchener Rangers (OHL). Murphy is a defenseman with excellent offensive ability...

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  9. NHL Free Agency 2011: The Ideal Signing for Each Team

    Every summer, teams shell out millions of dollars to players on the market, and while doing so certainly has the potential to be rewarding, there are plenty of risks involved. These acquisitions can have one of many different effects on teams...

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  10. New York Islanders: On the Clock, Part II―Jonathan Huberdeau

    In this second installment of Isles On the Clock , we take a look at Jonathan Huberdeau of the Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL). Huberdeau isn't the fastest player on the ice, but he sure can score goals...

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  11. New York Islanders: On the Clock, Part I—Ryan Strome

    In a new segment, I'll take a look at the players who could fall to the Islanders at fifth overall in the upcoming draft...

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  12. 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Daniel Friedman's Semifinal Predictions

    The 2010-2011 NHL Eastern and Western Conference Quarterfinals were perhaps the most exciting the game has ever seen. If there was any testament to the salary cap leveling the playing field, the first round was it...

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  13. New York Islanders: The Evgeni Nabokov Nightmare Continues

    On Friday, the New York Islanders announced they would toll the contract of Evgeni Nabokov , the Russian netminder who decided the Isles weren't worth his time...

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  14. NHL: 15 Goalies Who Showed Promise in '10-11

    One of the highlights of the 2010-2011 NHL season has been the influx of ripe talent between the pipes. This sudden explosion was likely responsible for the Chicago Blackhawks' ...

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  15. New York Islanders: Michael Grabner Named Calder Trophy Finalist

    Islander fans, your efforts have indeed paid off. Michael Grabner , the speedy, electric forward who finished with 34 goals and 52 points this year, has been chosen as a candidate for the Calder Trophy, which is awarded to the league's top rookie...

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  16. New York Islanders: Would the Real Josh Bailey Please Stand Up

    At the NHL Entry Draft in June 2008, New York Islanders GM Garth Snow opted to trade down from fifth to ninth overall. Many fans were bewildered at how Snow could justify his actions, with players like Nikita Filatov and Luke Schenn available...

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  17. New York Islanders: Handing Out My 2010-2011 Team Awards

    The 2010-2011 New York Islanders didn't have as strong a season as they wanted to, but can take pride in the fact that a handful of them made significant strides...

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  18. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Daniel Friedman's First Round Predictions

    Finally, it's playoff time in the National Hockey League. All eight first round match-ups have been set and the 16 teams involved are ready to go...

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  19. New York Islanders Announce Jack Capuano Will Remain As Head Coach

    For those of you who were worried about the status of Jack Capuano for 2011-2012, worry no more. The New York Islanders announced that Capuano will indeed be back next year...

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  20. NHL: Ranking the Top 50 Line Combinations of the Modern Era

    In order for any NHL team to succeed, they need to have chemistry. Some forward lines are better than others, for a variety of possible reasons, whether it be a knack for finding ...

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  21. New York Islanders: 5 Players Who Could Become the Next Captain

    If there's one thing that stood out during this past season, it's that the new era of New York Islanders hockey has finally arrived on Long Island...

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  22. Depth Players Can't 'Phil' In: New York Islanders Drop Finale to Flyers, 7-4

    It's truly unfortunate that yet another season ends without the New York Islanders in the postseason...

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  23. New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins: Fight Night Round Two?

    Out of the 82 games the Islanders will have played this season, there may not be a single one as highly-anticipated as tonight's...

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  24. New York Islanders Unable To 'Grab' Win in Boston, Fall To Bruins, 3-2

    Going into last night's matchup, the New York Islanders knew they'd have their work cut out for them...

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  25. New York Islanders Game Preview: Shorthanded Isles Face Bruins in Beantown

    The New York Islanders have just 180 minutes left to play hockey this season, and given the team's latest string of injuries, each one of those minutes will be challenging...

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