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New York Islanders Acquire Tyler Kennedy, Where Does He Fit?

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The NHL Trade Deadline has come and gone and New York Islanders General Manager Garth Snow was much busier than most people had expected. Snow made four total trades today, with two of them impacting the NHL roster. He improved the goaltending situation, trading current backup Chad Johnson and a third round pick for Buffalo […]

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New York Islanders Send Chad Johnson Packing At Deadline

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While no blockbusters were to be expected, New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow did pull off a few under the radar moves.

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John Tavares and the Pursuit of the Art Ross Trophy

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Nov 22, 2014; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) celebrates with right wing Kyle Okposo (21) after scoring a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Islanders won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

For the next 18 games, John Tavares’ number one goal will be to win hockey games.

The Importance of Stealing Points: Why The Islanders Need to Bring Games Beyond Regulation

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on February 16, 2015 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale,New York.

Recently, fellow Insight writer Eric Bordin wrote about how the “loser point” is affecting the Islanders’ position in the standings. While I do not disagree, I do have something to add- it wouldn’t hurt for the Islanders to start, at the very least, bringing games beyond regulation, even if they go on to lose. To stay ahead of the New York Rangers for the Metropolitan Division lead and hold on to home-ice advantage at Fort Neverlose, they need to collect points in any way possible, except winning in a shootout.

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 40

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New York Islanders v New York Rangers

I’m not sure if I can ever recall so many Islanders fans rooting for the Philadelphia Flyers, but one division rival helped the Islanders immensely Saturday, defeating the Rangers, keeping them at the top of the Metropolitan.

However, a lackluster performance against the Hurricanes on Saturday is not exactly comforting for the Islanders either.

With 40 days until the final regular season game at the Nassau Coliseum, we take a look at one of the goal scorers in last night’s loss, Michael Grabner.

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 3|2|15

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GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 25:  Keith Yandle #3 of the Arizona Coyotes during the NHL game against the Colorado Avalanche at Gila River Arena on November 25, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. The Avalanche defeated the Coyotes 4-3 in overtime.   (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Happy NHL Trade Deadline Day! Although, this year’s party has kicked off a little bit early…

Anders Lee Named Rookie of the Month

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New York Islanders rookie Anders Lee came off a month the size of his frame, and the National Hockey League took notice, announcing that the 24-year-old Lee has been named Rookie of the Month for February, 2015.

What is the REAL DEAL With Number 46?

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I have been quiet on this for a long time, but it is finally time to ask the question:

WHAT DID MATT DONOVAN DO TO BE STUCK ON THE BENCH ALL THIS TIME????

I have been a little biased on Matt for the past few years.  It started when I got a re-tweet from a lady named Kathryn Donovan.  Yes, she is Matt’s Mom.

I became quick friends with her from the minute we started talking.  She is such a PROUD hockey mom.  Her and her husband Larry are huge hockey parents, who spent many an early morning driving their son to practices and games all throughout Oklahoma and the neighboring states.  Matt went into the US hockey development program, and then went to the University of Denver.  Matt then won a gold medal at the World Junior Championships in Saskatchewan.

New York Islanders Likely To Do Nothing Through Trade Deadline

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General manager Garth Snow will likely allow the NHL trade deadline to come and go without doing much of anything for his New York Islanders.

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Rangers Make Huge Move, Should Garth Snow React?

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As I am sure you know by now, the New York Rangers have acquired Keith Yandle, defensive prospect Chris Summers, and a 2015 4th round pick from the Arizona Coyotes.

Blog: Depth Over Trade Deadline

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As the trade deadline approaches, many Islanders fans would love to see defenseman Johnny Boychuk sign a long term deal. I myself have suggested getting a two-way face off specialist to improve on a team that values puck possession. Some would also like to see the Islanders make a move to improve the special teams, especially the penalty kill that continues to plague the Islanders, such as their 5-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

New York Islanders Are On The Move, Will The Fans Embrace Move to Brooklyn?

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The fact that the New York Islanders are taking their NHL talents south to Brooklyn cannot be ignored. Will the move come with raging success or failure?

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NHL Rookie Of The Month For February Goes To Anders Lee

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New York Islanders stud rookie Anders Lee has delivered for a team that pushed him onto the top line by taking home NHL Rookie of the Month Honors.

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Monster Month of March May Determine Metro Winner

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UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 27:  The New York Islanders skate against the New York Rangers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 27, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

As we enter the last full month of regular season hockey, the Metro Division is up for grabs. Any team that is not from New Jersey, Carolina, or Columbus could win this thing. Even though the Islanders faltered against an inferior Hurricanes team Saturday night, there are still plenty of games to go, and anything can happen.

Islanders Prospects Getting Ready For Second Season

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Victor Crus Rydberg (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

If you were looking for huge numbers from the New York Islanders prospects then Saturday night was not your night. But what you did get was them and their teams improving their playoff prospects or discovering their futures. No prospect earned any stars but given what some of the prospects did win then odds are good they will not care.

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Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 41

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I sometimes am astounded by the sheer coincidental timing of events compared to this countdown.

With 41 days to go until the final regular season game at the Nassau Coliseum, we take a look at the man who lost a shutout with 20 seconds left Friday night…and also set a new franchise record with his 33rd win of the season, number 41, Jaroslav Halak.

New York Islanders Fall To The Carolina Hurricanes 5-3, Still In First Place

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In the second of a back to back, the New York Islanders fall short today against the Carolina Hurricanes in Nassau Coliseum.

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Islanders Get Blown Away By Hurricane

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UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 28:  Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders speaks with Alexander Semin #28 of the Carolina Hurricanes as Lee took a hooking penalty and Semin a penalty for embellishment during the third period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 28, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.  Embellishment  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The New York Islanders might still win the Metropolitan division this year. They also might lose it by a point or two. If the latter scenario plays out, they will look back to this game as one they let slip from their grasp.

Talk from the 300 Section – Thoughts on Last Night and Tonight

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Thinking about the 35th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice.  I wanted to share this You Tube Video from the young man that impersonates Herb Brooks to a T.  Check it out…

 

New York Islanders-Carolina Hurricanes Game Preview, Notes

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Back to back, belly to belly is how the first place New York Islanders will roll today as they face the Carolina Hurricanes at Nassau Colisuem.

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