8/17/07 - Sizes, Prices, and Cut

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Since yesterday, many questions have come up regarding the new RBK Edge uniform for our Isles. The Islanders' order form was oddly vague, and offered little as far as choice and quality.

It also appears that the uniforms being pre-ordered by the Islanders are the replica cut, and even customized for $210, are not the same as those featured by the team.

8/16/07 - New Uniforms Unveiled

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Put this one to bed, folks. After months of speculation, nerves, and flying rumors, the Islanders today unveiled their official RBK Edge uniforms for next season. And let me say, they are very sharp indeed.

1st Blog

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Hello All,

Well, this is my first blog. Welcome!!! It's 2 am and I'm frustrated that hockey cards are so expensive nowadays. Do you think we can bring back the 25 cent packs? Please let me know your thoughts!

8/15/07 - Isles add Vasicek, Depth

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It wouldn't be late summer if you could actually recognize the Islanders team, would it? But as I like to look at it, change is good. And as for a team that lost nearly all of their top players in July, we'll take all the depth we can find.

Today, the Islanders signed depth forward Josef Vasicek. At 26, the large-framed center brings a lot to the defensive end of the forwards. From how he is described, he is another classic 'Nolan-type' player.

8/13/07 - Back in Business

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Hey all,
I'm back at the helm, with a freshly tuned computer and a fresh look at the Islanders community. The summer is beginning to wind down, and as any good hockey fan knows, that means things are just getting started for another year.

But it also means that I'll soon be returning to Boston... a place where there are no Islanders, only Bruins. But that's only going to redouble my efforts here. After all, following the team from afar is what I do; it's why I'm writing here.

Though this week brought some Islanders news I couldn't be here to cover, there will assuredly be plenty more as this summer ends, as training camp begins, and right through until the drop of the puck on October 5th.

8/04/07 - Downtime

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Due to computer repair and a short time spent away from home, Islanders Castaway will be unattended for a little over one week. Apart from (very) major developments, there will be a lull in updates until next Monday at the earliest.

You can find all the latest Islanders related news, rumors, and discussion from any of the fine sites in IslesNet, located on the right-hand side of this page.

As always, thanks for reading!

8/03/07 - Hunter Gets a Raise

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Though not the full asking price for Trent, an arbitrator ruled that Trent Hunter's salary for 2007-08 will rise to $1.55M. As expected, the Islanders accepted the ruling. I couldn't put it better than Garth himself:

"Letting Trent go was never a consideration for us," said Islanders general manager Garth Snow. "He's an important piece to our team; that was never up for debate. We're glad he'll be in an Islanders uniform in September."

He really is the future of this team, on and off the ice. Can't wait to see what he does in the upcoming season. He is on track to have a career year, being an UFA next summer.

8/01/07 - Hunter at Arbitration

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Today, clutch forward Trent Hunter and the Islanders made their cases in front of an NHL arbritator. There is no news regarding the meeting or its outcome, but there will surely be some details.

Check back here often, as well as all the sites in IslesNet for the lastest updates on the case; they may come as early as tonight.

UPDATE 9:10PM:

When in Tampa …

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Bucs Blownout in Season Opener

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Now that I've had some time to think about the events of the Buccaneers season opener this past Sunday, I can finally talk about it.Share/Bookmark

Burning Questions, Observations, and The Rumor Mill

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So, let me get this straight.Share/Bookmark

Bucs / Ravens Preview

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Is anyone else pumped up?Share/Bookmark

Another View

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Another message board member brought up some very interesting points about the Bucs upcoming season schedule similiar to what I touched on a few weeks back and I thought I'd share:Share/Bookmark

Not Quite the Last Look Ahead

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I thought I'd take one more good long look ahead at the Bucs schedule and make a few predictions -- only because I've never really done that before.Share/Bookmark

Cuts are in ..

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Per Scott Reynolds at PewterReport.Com:Share/Bookmark

The Bucs at Houston, and Other Observations

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I have to apoligize for the lack of commentary the past few days.Share/Bookmark

The Bucs at Jacksonville

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