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Breaking down the NHL East Division: Why the Islanders are a Top 4 Team

Reading Time: 5 minutesWith the NHL switching up each division for the upcoming 2021 season, the New York Islanders now have a few new teams in their division, replacing two teams that have been realigned into another division. Though there are still eight teams in this temporary division. The division that the Islanders will be in this year will be called the East division, with the Boston Bruins and the Buffalo Sabres joining the Islanders, Flyers, Capitals, Penguins, Devils and Rangers. The Carolina Hurricanes along with the Columbus Blue Jackets will be in the Central division.  The Metropolitan was...

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The Main Focus Of The Islanders’ Free Agency

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe New York Islanders are one of the top teams in the NHL and with free agency starting they will look at the market and try to improve. New York made a big step in the right direction this past season making the Eastern Conference championship and giving the Tampa Bay Lightning a great fight. This team was very similar to the 2019 Islanders that made it to the second round of the playoffs. A big reason why this team has made it so far these past two seasons is because of the team’s chemistry and...

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Breaking Down The Islanders-Panthers Series: What New York Needs To Do

Reading Time: 2 minutes There were plenty of questions preceding Saturday’s game between the Islanders and panthers for each team. The Panthers had obvious defensive concerns, outside of Ekblad the Panthers league-trailing defense is only complimented by Keith Yandle’s offensive abilities. Along with poor defense, the Panthers had reason to be concerned about two-time Vezina winner Sergei Bobrovsky. He’s had a lackluster year but although doubted, showed up on saturday as one of the only positive notes to an outskated and outworked Panthers club. 

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Why Are the Islanders Still Struggling?

Reading Time: < 1 minuteAt the deadline, the Islanders made a huge trade acquiring center Jean-Gabriel Pageau from the Senators. The Isles desperately needed scoring help as they are under the league average in goals per game. Adding a center was definitely an area that needed some help after Casey Cizikas went down a couple of weeks ago, and has yet to even return to skating. The 27 year old has been having a tremendous season in Ottawa, scoring 24 goals, which no Islander has yet to reach this season, as well as 16 helpers in just 60 games...

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Why the Islanders Can Bounce Back from a Rocky Month

Reading Time: 3 minutesIt has been a long month for Islanders fans. The Islanders have a record of 6-7-2 in the month of February, which is not normal considering the play they have shown since Barry Trotz took over the bench. As a lifelong Islanders fan, it is killing me that this team hardly put the puck in the net, especially with talent such as Mathew Barzal and Anders Lee on offense. All year fans have been blaming Thomas Greiss and Semyon Varlamov (the goaltenders) for the losses and not being able to keep the team in the game....

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