Are you optimistic for 2014-2015?

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Islanders Come Back to Win Game 2 of Split-Squad Series

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Islanders Prepare For First Preseason Test

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It’s that time of the year, isn’t it?

The time when leaves start to change color; people fire up their furnaces after a long, dormant summer; the cool, crisp morning air overwhelms you when you awake in shorts and a T-shirt; and viruses seem to run rampant, causing everything from a stuffy nose to a full-blown four-week head cold.

Oh, I almost forgot. It’s also time for hockey.

Training camps all around the National Hockey League are open and the preseason officially began last night with five games. Another 12 preseason matchups are on the slate for today and tonight.

Islanders Top Shelf: 9/22/14 — Isles Train At Training Camp With Training-Type Drills

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This weekend marked the official beginning of the 2014-15 NHL season for the New York Islanders, as the full complement of 63 players arrived on Long Island for training camp. With that many bodies in one place, head coach Jack Capuano split his team into three separate groups so that more individualized attention could be given to each skater. This is the most competitive training camp in recent memory on the Island; no longer are certain players guaranteed roster spots just because they held them last season.

Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Previews: Pittsburgh Penguins

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Isles Talk will be previewing the NHL prior to the start of the season over the next few weeks. I have been given the task of taking a look at the Pittsburgh Penguins. Here is my take on the boys from the Steel City.

Pittsburgh Penguins

2013-14 Record: 51-24-7, 109 Points, 1st in Metro Division and 2nd in Eastern Conference.
Playoffs: defeated by the Rangers in the second round in game 7

Key additions:  GM Jim Rutherford, Coach Mike Johnston, RW Patrick Hornqvist, C Nick Spaling, D Christian Ehrhoff, RW Blake Comeau, RW Steve Downie, G Thomas Greiss and F Daniel Carcillo

Key Reductions: RW James Neal, D Brooks Orpik, D Matt Niskanen, C Jussi Jokinen, D Deryk Engelland, LW Tanner Glass, C Joe Vitale, RW Brian Gibbons

John Tavares, New York Islanders Are Prepared For 2014-15 Season

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Islanders Strome Faces Battle For Opening Night Spot

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Islanders Get Legs Moving; Take To Ice For Training Camp

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The New York Islanders took to the ice yesterday morning at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum as the 2014-15 season officially began at 9:12 a.m. ET.

As to be expected, there was not much to be learned from Day One, neither from the groupings nor from the intense, up-tempo practices that head coach Jack Capuano and his assistant, Greg Cronin ran.

Joshua Ho-Sang on Race, Brooklyn, & the Journey to an NHL Career

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Islanders Top Shelf : 9/20/14

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Training camp is officially open.

Let the news, rumors, propaganda, lineup and trade suggestions, and overall hate towards Josh Bailey begin.

Yesterday, the Islanders took the ice with three groups skating in up-tempo practices that pushed rookies and veterans alike on their first day back.

It was a welcome sight to see hockey officially back on Long Island, but the Islanders don’t have much time to rest on their laurels and leisurely work their way back into game shape.

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 9/19/14

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The New York Islanders are skating….on ice….TOGETHER! Oh, happy days.

Training camp is officially underway on Long Island, as the Islanders took the Nassau Coliseum ice for the first time since April. There are many familiar facesand a few unfamiliar onesbut all of them are taking part in the hottest competition at an Isles training camp in years.

Sit back and enjoy the return of Islanders hockey. In two weeks, the team will have its 23-man roster finalized for Opening Night; then the real fun begins.

Doug Weight On the Isles Way & Media Day Tweets

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Isles “Mindset” Entering Training Camp

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Will Strome make the roster?

Will Strome make the roster?

Islanders Top Shelf: 9/19/14 – A Very Happy Friday Indeed!

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X-Factors For the New York Islanders 2014-2015 Season

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After failing to reach the post-season last year, the New York Islanders will need many guys to step up in order to get back to where they were a couple of years ago. Here are the guys who need to perform well in order for the Islanders to get back to in the playoffs. 

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Islanders Diehard Fans Facing Brooklyn Blues

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In any other year, what the Islanders did in the offseason would be the main story.

This young team is finally coming together. They have some veteran presence, a goaltender, and an amazing young core. But, something is eating at Isles fans.

The home that fans have known for over 40 years will soon be a thing of the past.

Islanders Training Camp Officially Opens

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It has officially arrived.

This morning, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum opened its doors to the 2014-15 season as New York Islanders veterans were asked to report and complete their annual physicals, as well as line up for the obligatory media photos.

Tomorrow, Group 1 players will take the ice at 9:10 a.m., followed by Groups 2 and 3 at 11:35 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., respectively.

Islanders Top Shelf: 9/18/14 – They Have Arrived

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Isles Talk Preview: New Jersey Devils

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Over the next week, Isles Talk will be previewing NHL teams before we drop the puck on this 2014-15 season.  My assignment was to preview the 2013-2014 season for the New Jersey. Here what I came up with….

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