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

Blog: 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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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

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/18/15

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during the Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay event of the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition at Nationwide Arena on January 24, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.

Ho-hum….Another quiet day in the National Hockey League as summer really sets in and the news cycle comes to a screeching halt. No news yet on Brock Nelson or Kevin Poulin in regards to their qualifying offers, but both players are expected to be all set for training camp. There should be no worries on that front.

Coming up next week, our report card series continues and a conversation with Islanders center/winger Ryan Strome.

Autistic Islanders Fan Pulls Heroic Feat; Saves Mother’s Life

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Heroes come in and out of your life at times when you least expect it and most need it. The most common forms are the ones we have all been taught about as young children. Firefighters, policemen, emergency medical technicians, doctors, nurses and others.

This is a story of another kind of hero. One that doesn’t wear a uniform, helmet, posses a badge or have a degree from a top medical school. It’s about a die-hard Islanders fan who pulled off one of the most courageous, self-serving acts that one possibly can to save another’s life.

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: “A Life Without Hockey Is No Life at All” 7/17/15

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UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 28: Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders skates before a game against the New Jersey Devils at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 28, 2013 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: “A Life Without Hockey Is No Life at All”

We’re getting deeper into the lull that is the NHL offseason and, despite knowing players need a rest and personally not looking forward to another winter so soon, I could really use something hockey related. Too bad ESPN doesn’t have pro-beach hockey anymore.

(sigh)

Islanders Summer Report Card: Johnny Boychuk

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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)

Johnny Boychuk

Season: 72 GP – 9 G – 26 A – 35 PTS — 14 PIM — plus-15

Career: 393 GP – 28 G – 82 A – 110 PTS — 212 PIM — plus-104

Islanders Summer Report Card: Brock Nelson

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New York Islanders v Ottawa Senators

Brock Nelson
Season: 
82 GP – 20 G – 22 A – 42 PTS – 24 PIM – +6
Career: 154 GP34 G – 34 A 68 PTS – 36 PIM – -4
Contract: Restricted Free Agent – No arbitration rights

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Waiting Game 7/16/15

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NHL: New York Islanders at Florida Panthers

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Waiting Game 7/16/15

On the surface, Islanders General Manager Garth Snow has two items left on his check list, though those who are familiar with his tactics know Snow is always up to something.

More Than Brick and Mortar: A Community’s History Preserved in Concrete

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UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 11: The New York Islanders and the Columbus Blue Jackets take the opening faceoff in their game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 11, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. This is the last regular season game to be played in the building as it stands now. The team will relocate to the Barclay's Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City starting in the 2015-16 season.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Despite the history of a building and the businesses that once called them home changing over the years, I found people still have an affinity for what they once were or what they once represented. We all feel this way about the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Full Nelson (7/15/15)

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ISLANDERS SUMMER REPORT CARD: BRIAN STRAIT

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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)

Brian Strait

Season: 52 GP – 2 G – 5 A – 7 PTS – 32 PIM

Career: 130 GP – 5 G – 16 A – 21 PTS – 60 PIM

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