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Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Isles Make Prime Time (7/28/15)

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UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 19:  New York Islanders defenseman Brian Strait #37 celebrates a goal with New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen #51 against the Nashville Predators during their game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 19, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Isles Make Prime Time

Though the Islanders did play on NBCSN twice last year, they were not on the schedule when it was released at this time last year. For the upcoming season, the Islanders will be on national television for the following games:

Islanders Summer Report Card: Colin McDonald

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NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 11:  Colin McDonald #13 of the New York Islanders skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on April 11, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. The Islanders defeated the Devils 3-2 in the shootout.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Colin McDonald

Season: 18 GP – 2 G – 6 A – 8 PTS — 0 PIM — -3

Career: 140 GP – 18 G – 26 A – 44 PTS — 66 PIM — minus-25

Islanders To Play On National TV This Year

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Islanders On NBCSN Five Times For 2015-16

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When NBCSN releasing their 2015-16 broadcast schedule for the upcoming season is news that gets fans really talking and interacting on social media, you know that things are extremely quiet in terms of hockey journalism.

It’s too early for season predictions. Too early to pick a speculative Stanley Cup champion. Too early to make fantasy picks. Too early to project lines or starting rosters. And it’s not even August yet.

But, things will turn soon enough and September will be here before you know it, with the Islanders likely to begin training camp on the 17th of the month leading into their first season at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Groggy Monday Edition (7/27/15)

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UNIONDALE, NY - MAY 05:  A general view prior to the removal of the rink from the Nassau Coliseum on May 5, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The New York Islanders have played their last game at the Nassau Coliseum and will begin to play at the Barclay's Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City next season.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

All is quiet on the western front. Ok, so it’s just quiet in the NHL. It’s the middle of summer for Pete’s sake! It’s also Monday. So grab your favorite cup of coffee and let’s look at what’s going on in the hockey world.

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Lazy Sunday Edition 7/26/15

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Ice Removed From Nassau Coliseum

Nothing in the news yesterday regarding the New York Islanders so we will just move right along to the links. Expect things to remain quiet as we head into the hockey news wasteland that is known as August.

The only good thing about this upcoming month from a hockey fans perspective is that we are six weeks closer to the resumption of training camp.

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The New York Riveters sign a new player for the woman’s league starting soon

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/25/2015

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Minnesota Wild v New York Islanders

Good thing we have the Toronto Maple Leafs huh? Just when the news cycle hits its lull and gets ready to go into hibernation for August…boom…Toronto goes out and hires ex-Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello to join the five other bosses who are in control of the Leafs front office. It’s like that sequel of the Godfather you never wanted but got anyway.

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Brooklyn Gets Closer for Isles Fans (7/24/15)

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: The puck is dropped for the start of the 2015 New York Islanders Blue & White Rookie Scrimmage & Skills Competition at the Barclays Center on July 8, 2015 in Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Brooklyn May Get Closer for Isles Fans

Not much going on in Islander country, per se, but there was a reason for Islander fans to put a smile on yesterday. Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark hinted at some good news on Twitter for those who will take the LIRR to Barclays for the Islanders inaugural season in Brooklyn.

Islanders Summer Report Card: Nikolay Kulemin

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UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Matt Duchene #9 of the Colorado Avalanche hits the ice as he attempts to get past Nikolai Kulemin #86 of the New York Islanders during the third period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 11, 2014 in Uniondale, New York.  The Islanders shutout the Avalanche 6-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Nikolay Kulemin

Season: 72 GP – 15 G – 16 A – 31 PTS — 21 PIM — plus-7

Consistency Is Key To Improve Isles

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After their first 100 point regular season in over 30 years and a nail biting, too many sticks breaking 7 game series with the Washington Capitals, New York Islanders fans were looking for a big offseason to improve the club to take that “next step.” First came the draft, which many are not to concerned with, but they should be. After covering the draft and looking at what went down, here is a simple statement that sums up the Islanders draft year: If the players pan out, Islanders fans won’t have to worry about salary cap management or losing players to free agency because of the talent that have been drafted the last two years will make up for any kind of loses, it was that good.

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Bettman in the House (7/23/15)

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UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 20:  Johnny Boychuk #55 celebrates with Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 during a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 20, 2014 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Bettman in the House

In an article by Newsday’s Neil Best published yesterday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman mentioned he would be at the Islanders home opener in Brooklyn on October 9th against the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. When asked if it made it any more attractive of an event considering the opponent, Bettman said, “You think that was an accident?”

Islanders Summer Report Card: Casey Cizikas

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Casey Cizikas

Season: 70 GP – 9 G – 9 A – 18 PTS — 24 PIM — minus-2

Career: 210 GP – 21 G –  32A – 53  PTS — 74 PIM — minus-13

Contract: $1.000M cap hit through 2015-16 (RFA)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf 7/22/2015

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UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 20: The New York Islanders line up during the national anthem prior to a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 20, 2014 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/22/15

The Islanders have not made a big move this summer instead relying on their own talent to continue developing.

Yesterday we talked about the importance of a strong second line and the day before I explained how a lot of pressure will be on Calvin de Haan.

However, de Haan will not be the only talented player feeling the pressure as other young players will be expected to continue their development.

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/21/15

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UNIONDALE, NY - MAY 05:  A general view prior to the removal of the rink from the Nassau Coliseum on May 5, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The New York Islanders have played their last game at the Nassau Coliseum and will begin to play at the Barclay's Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City next season.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/21/15

Yesterday we took a look at the projected Islanders defensive lineup, today we will look at the forwards.

Islanders Summer Report Card: Anders Lee

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NHL: Winnipeg Jets at New York Islanders

Anders Lee

Season: 76 GP – 25 G – 16 A – 41 PTS — 33 PIM — plus- 9

Career: 100 GP – 35 G – 22 A – 57  PTS — 47 PIM — plus 9

Contract: $3.75 MM cap hit through 2018-19 (UFA)

Islanders Q&A: Strome Ready To Take Next Step

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New York Islanders v Washington Capitals

The summer officially began yesterday with the first day of what looks to be an intense but brief heat wave in the Northeast sector of the United States. Hockey players, who hone their skills in the coldest months of winter, cannot be blamed for wanting the calendar to quickly fast forward to training camp in September, when the air turns cooler and more crisp, signaling the start of a new year.

But the summer also affords an opportunity to re-charge the batteries, train with renewed intensity and take a well needed and deserved break from the game that occupies their time and keeps them on their toes, mentally and physically, for seven months at a minimum.

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/20/15

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26:  A general view of the game between the New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils at the Barclays Center on September 26, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Islanders defeated the Devils 3-2 in the shootout.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/20/15

The dust has settled and we now have a pretty good idea of what the Islanders roster will look like heading into training camp.

The Islanders have not made a ‘big move’ this offseason trusting that some of their young players will take the next step in their careers however there is still some work to be done on the backend in my estimation.

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Just The Links M’aam 7/19/2015

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UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 18: A hockey puck on the ice photographed on March 18, 2008 prior to the game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report Cards From The Last Week:

Jaroslav Halak

Brian Strait

Brock Nelson

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