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Islanders Legendary Coach Al Arbour Dies

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MONTREAL, CANADA - CIRCA 1970:  Head Coach Al Arbour of the New York Islanders follows the action from the bench Circa 1970 at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Denis Brodeur/NHLI via Getty Images)

The New York Islanders confirmed the passing of their legendary coach Al Arbour today. He was 82 years old and had been battling a long illness.

“Al will always be remembered as one of, if not, the greatest coaches ever to stand behind a bench in the history of the National Hockey League,” Islanders president and general manager Garth Snow said. “The New York Islanders franchise has four Stanley Cups to its name, thanks in large part to Al’s incredible efforts.”

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 8|28|15

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New York Islanders Media Day

All is quiet on the Islanders’ front, with nothing new happening after the buzz of the Ice Girls leaving from yesterday. Hockey news is where it typically is during August, and although the lull will be coming to an end soon, it has been a grueling process.

We are 42 days away from Opening Night in Brooklyn, and inching closer and closer to training camp. There is a visible light at the end of the offseason tunnel, and with training camp and preseason coming, that should make the last bit of waiting much, much easier.

-Peter (@PJMcEntee)

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Reviewing Islanders Alternate Jersey Concepts

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UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 04:  Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders in action against the Buffalo Sabres on April 4, 2015 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Sabres 3-0.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/NHLI via Getty Images)

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 8|27|15 – The Ice Girls Edition

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NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at New York Islanders

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: The Puck Returns Edition: 8/26/15

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Boston Bruins v New York Islanders

Islanders Over/Under: Johnny Boychuk, Nick Leddy

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Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Boulton Doesn’t Bolt Edition: 8/25/15

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 07:  Ryan White #25 of the Philadelphia Flyers and Eric Boulton #36 of the New York Islanders fight in the first period on April 7, 2015 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

New York Islanders By the Numbers: Who Wore It Best?

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: Players participate in 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 Over/Under: Martin, Cizikas, Clutterbuck, Grabner

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NHL: New York Islanders at Boston Bruins

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Almost There Edition: 8/22/15

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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 8|21|15

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Islanders Over/Under: Nielsen, Grabovski, Kulemin

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St Louis Blues v New York Islanders

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 8|20|15 – The Jersey Addition

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BRIDGEPORT, CT - OCTOBER 16:  A referee restrains Eric Godard #49 of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers during the game against the Albany River Rats on October 16, 2004 at the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  The Sound Tigers defeated the River Rats 4-1.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Jersey advertisements long been looked at as an imminent, yet slow approaching alternative for the NHL to use. The “threat”, which once was nothing but a distant thought, became legitimized after the American Hockey League began to integrate ads on their jerseys.

And with Adidas replacing Reebok as makers of jerseys beginning in 2017, ads look to be on the way.

Islanders A to Z for PuckDaddy

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Yeah, yeah.  So you thought I was dead.  You're not that lucky.  Took a break for awhile, but then I was asked to do a comprehensive "A to Z" about the Islanders and thought -- What the hell.  It took me three days, but I didn't mention Jason Blake once... Not once.  Not under "B" for Blake or "J" for Jason.  And those who know me from the start know why this is so surprising.

So my idea of what every NHL fan should know about the NY Islanders.... sort of...Here at Yahoo Sports.

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 8|19|15

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: Players participate in 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)

After a successful 2014-15 season, one would expect ticket prices to increase for the New York Islanders. The team was as competitive as it has been since the beginning of the 2000’s, and was playing at a level that brought fans in on a nightly basis. The Isles were in high demand, and people were showing up in the masses to watch them play.

Islanders Over/Under: Strome, Nelson, Bailey

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NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders

We continue our August over/under series with a look at the next trio of Islanders forwards.

Give us your thoughts in the comment section below.

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: The Leddy Edition 8/18/15

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A year ago, your average hockey fan may not have even known Nick Leddy played in the NHL. He was a young defenseman coming off a season where he was buried on a championship caliber Chicago Blackhawks roster, struggling to get the playing time (16:22 ATOI/PG) and recognition he deserved.

A lot can change in a year.

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: The Future Is Bright Edition: 8/17/15

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Erie Otters v Oshawa Generals - Game Five

Islanders’ fans were reminded of the depth the organization has when ESPN’s Corey Pronman released his Top 100 Prospects for the 2015-16 season. Six Islanders’ draft picks made the list and the article served as a nice tribute to Garth Snow and how he has handled the last two NHL Entry Drafts.

Center Mathew Barzal is the highest ranked Islanders prospect on the list at 13. Pronman seems pretty high on the 16th pick from this year’s draft:

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