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The State of The Islanders

Reading Time: 6 minutesEntering the season, the Islanders were considered cup contenders by most. After all, a team that made the conference finals in the previous two years would be expected to be Stanley Cup favorites. However, the Isles have had a rough start to the year. From a 13 game road trip to being decimated by a COVID-19 outbreak, it is fair to say that this team is not in the place they assumed they’d be in with 26 games already played. Now they sit at 8-12-6 (22 points) – 14th in the conference – and are 11...

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Adam Pelech Re-signs With The Islanders On An 8-Year Deal

Reading Time: < 1 minuteThe morning of August 6th, the Islanders crossed off “objective #1” on their offseason checklist by resigning shutdown defenseman Adam Pelech. The 26-year-old star has been vital to the Islanders’ success ever since he became a full-time NHLer in 2016. This past season he tallied 14 points (4G, 10A), 66 hits, 25 takeaways, and a +/- score of 15 in 56 games played. Yesterday Pelech inked the 8-year deal worth 46 million in total with an AAV of 5.75. Even though 8 years is too much for a player who is about to turn 27...

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Who Will the Islanders Protect From the Seattle Kraken?

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Seattle Kraken expansion draft: where a brand new team gets the opportunity to select a player from 31 different teams, is rapidly approaching. This is the second time in 4 years where teams have to expose multiple players, including veterans, and every franchise is probably going to have a different strategy going into this. Lou Lamoriello, who is one of the top General Managers in the league, has to make some tough decisions for his team. Who should the Islanders protect from the expansion draft? New York is in an amazing situation goalie-wise. After Ilya...

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Who’s to Blame for the Islanders’ Game 7 Loss?

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe New York Islanders for the second consecutive season have been eliminated in the Semi-final to the Tampa Bay Lightning. After losing in 2OT of Game 6 last season, New York lasted 7 games with the defending champions and after losses in crucial games such as this one, there is usually someone to point a figure for the reason for the loss. So in game 7, who is to blame?    It looked as if the Lightning were going to win this series in six games after a dominating game 5 performance in Amalie Arena. But...

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Nassau Coliseum: The Best Home-Ice Advantage In The NHL

Reading Time: 3 minutesNassau Coliseum: home to the New York Islanders since 1972. “The Barn,” as referred to by Islanders fans, is a very unique arena. It happens to be one of the smallest arenas in the NHL, only holding 14,500 people. Although it is very small, it happens to be the loudest. The fans give the Islanders the ultimate feeling of “home-ice advantage” as Nassau Coliseum is always rocking during a game. With constant chants, taunting, and singing: let’s evaluate how beneficial it is for the Islanders to play at the Coliseum.  Regardless if the fans are present...

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