New York Islanders Play for Alex Galchenyuk Would Be Wise

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We’re coming down to the wire of the NHL Expansion mandated trade freeze and the New York Islanders have yet to make a move. What about a late play for Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk? According to some NHL insiders Montréal Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk is being shopped. There’s no word that the New York Islanders […]

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New York Islanders Top 5 Draft Picks of Garth Snow Era

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The Garth Snow era has been a tough one for New York Islanders fans, but with the draft coming up we take a look at his top-five best selections. Oh, the Garth Snow era, how New York Islanders fans hate the. Not quite as bad as the Mike Milbury days but still bad enough to […]

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New York Islanders Expansion Draft Protection List

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With only a handful of players allowed to be protected from the Vegas Expansion Draft, New York Islanders GM Garth Snow has his work cut out for him. Here is who I think should be on the list that Snow submits at 5:00 PM on Saturday. We are less than 12 hours from the New York […]

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New York Islanders Action Packed Before Expansion Trade Freeze

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If you’re just tunning in New York Islanders fans are sitting impatiently on social media waiting for something, anything to happen before the trade freeze. There’s only a day before the New York Islanders, and the rest of the NHL, have to submit their protected lists to the NHL and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. […]

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New York Islanders DiPietro Isn’t Worst Franchise Draft Bust

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In the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, the New York Islanders selected Rick DiPietro first overall. Over the course of his eleven-year NHL career, he’d never live up to his first overall billing. But the worst Isles draft day bust he was not. The New York Islanders thought they had selected a franchise goaltender in the 2000 NHL […]

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New York Islanders Owe A Big Thanks to Martin St-Louis

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But wait, wasn’t Martin St. Louis a New York Ranger at one point in his career? Why would the New York Islanders have to thank him? After being snubbed by Team Canada for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Martin St. Louis requested a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was sent to the New York […]

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New York Islanders Daily: Dissatisfying Calvin de Haan Proposal

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The two likely candidates that the New York Islanders will trade are Calvin de Haan and Travis Hamonic. Although this trade proposal, I didn’t like. Everyone and their mother is coming up with a trade proposal for the New York Islanders. Like I said de Haan and Hamonic are usually the first names to be […]

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New York Islanders and New York Rangers Trade Embargo Is Silly

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The New York Islanders and New York Rangers will never make a trade with one another, although it’s something that should be considered. In sports, there is this unwritten rule that you are not allowed to trade with your crosstown rival. The New York Mets and New York Yankees will never trade players (although plenty […]

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New York Islanders Best Deals to Make With Vegas

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The Vegas Golden Knights are open for business and the New York Islanders should capitalize to limit their exposure at the expansion draft. The New York Islanders aren’t in a great position leading up to the NHL Expansion Draft. With a deep blueline and some good assets up top the Isles are going to lose […]

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New York Islanders To Play Preseason Game At Nassau Coliseum

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The New York Islanders announced that they will be playing a preseason game at Nassau Coliseum against the Philadelphia Flyers. Wow, huge bomb dropped from Arthur Staple on Twitter today. The New York Islanders will be playing a preseason game at the new Nassau Coliseum. Now this is something I never thought I’d hear.   […]

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New York Islanders Doug Weight Sought Jack Capuano’s Blessing

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When the New York Islanders made a coaching change Doug Weight wanted Jack Capuano’s blessing before taking over. In Brian Compton’s recent interview with head coach Doug Weight, I found this quote a bit interesting from the New York Islanders new coach. He said: “I think the important thing to me was to know that […]

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New York Islanders Matt Duchene Trade Gets Hilarious

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New York Islanders noted chase of Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene heats up as both the NHL Expansion Draft and the NHL Entry Draft loom. And now Wikipedia nuts are getting involved. Somedays it feels like New York Islanders fans are at peak Matt Duchene frenzy. Where it just doesn’t seem like people’s appeal for a […]

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New York Islanders Daily: Doug Weight Adds Another Former Teammate

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The New York Islanders head coach has loved adding former teammates and players to his coaching staff. Add another one to the list. If you played with Doug Weight there’s a good chance you’ll be on the New York Islanders coaching staff before the season starts. Kelly Buchberger is expected to join the staff although it […]

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New York Islanders: Positives of Penguins Stanley Cup Championship

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New York Islanders fans had to sit through watching the Pittsburgh Penguins win the Stanley Cup…..again. While there may seem to be very little positives on the surface, if you dig a little deeper, Islander fans may actually be able to feel good about it. The Penguins became the first team since the ’97-’98 Detroit […]

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New York Islanders History: Wade Dubielewicz Propels Isles to Playoffs

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If you are starting to see the pattern here, I’ve been writing about New York Islanders History in the past twenty years. Today, we talk about Wade Dublelewicz’s shootout win over the Devils to propel the Islander into the 2006-2007 NHL playoffs. I honestly have to look at how to write Dubie’s name every time, […]

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New York Islanders: Sound Tigers Sign Johnny Gaudreau’s Brother

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The New York Islanders AHL affiliate signed Matt Gaudreau. Matt is the brother of  Johnny Gaudreau who plays for the Calgary Flames. To New York Islanders fans “Johnny Hockey” can only be one person, John Tavares. But, around the rest of the league “Johnny Hockey” is Johnny Gaudreau. The 23-year old has certainly earned the […]

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Islanders Daily: Tavares Contract Situation Won’t Affect Team Says Weight

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The biggest offseason contract extension story won’t affect the team. At least that’s what New York Islanders Head Coach Doug Weight believes. In a recent interview with Brian Compton the New York Islanders Head Coach Doug Weight chimed in on the John Tavares saga. By now everyone knows the deal. The team is looking to […]

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New York Islanders: Four Teams Who Need A First Round Pick

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With the 2017 NHL draft class being touted as one of the weakest in recent years, the New York Islanders have to wonder if it’s a good idea to deal that number 15 pick to someone who needs it more. The New York Islanders prospect pool is pretty loaded with decent talent through every single […]

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New York Islanders: Motivation From Josh Ho-Sang

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Josh Ho-Sang was a spark in his short stint with the New York Islanders in 2017, so far this offseason he’s kept up that polarizing image. We here at Eyes on Isles fell in love with the Josh Ho-Sang phenomenon last year. The 21-year old Toronto native provided a huge spark to last year’s New […]

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Doug Weight Won’t Panic if Tavares Does Not Re-Sign by July 1

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Islanders head coach Doug Weight isn’t stressing over whether John Tavares will sign a contract extension this offseason. And if a new deal isn’t signed by July 1 then the Isles coach is suggesting not panicking either.

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